Tuesday, January 31, 2017

World Premiere Of The New E-Class Coupé – Mercedes-Benz Original

Read all about the E-Class Coupé via: http://mb4.me/E-Class-Coupe-C-238. After the world’s most intelligent executive saloon, the Estate and the All-Terrain, the successful E-Class family now welcomes another new member: the Coupé. The new E-Class Coupé was presented at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer at Daimler AG, explains the design highlights.

With its expressive coupé-esque proportions, clear and sensual design and long-distance comfort for four people, the new E-Class Coupé combines the beauty and classic virtues of a grand tourer with state-of-the-art technology.

E 400 Coupé 4MATIC: Fuel consumption combined: 8.4–8.1 l/100 km; combined CO₂ emissions: 189–183 g/km.*

Experience the world of Mercedes-Benz: http://benz.me/international/.

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Get Away Car

You reach a point in life when you have to choose. Career over passion. Work over play. It’s when surfers turn CEOs. Photographers turn lawyers. Fly-fishers turn doctors. Mountain climbers turn engineers.

It's when you put a piece of yourself on hold. And as time passes, the things you used to love doing, start to fade away. This is a reminder to not forget what you love. All the activities that you once embraced.

A message amplified by an original speech by the philosopher Alan Watts, recorded in 1959.

This is a tribute to his legacy and the values he shared with Volvo.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BMW vs BMW. The BMW 5 Series. 6th vs 7th generation.

Compare the changes of the 5 Series on your own: In this film we´ll show the 6th and 7th generation side by side, so you can compare the exterior design (front and rear) at day and night, the interior design and the displays. What generation do you prefer?

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Style For Every Occasion: Mercedes-Benz Vans

Whether a city trip or an outdoor-adventure – the new Marco Polo HORIZON is the perfect companion for every occasion. More about Mercedes-Benz Camper Vans: http://mb4.me/Camper-Vans-En. The compact camper van with the star celebrates its premiere at the holiday exhibition CMT 2017. The basic vehicles from Mercedes-Benz Vans are convincing, too – especially when it comes to flexibility and quality. Event reporter Markus Haubold was on-site and took a closer look at the vehicles of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

How To Maintain Car Engines For Fuel Efficiency

Fuel efficiency of car engines is considered as an imperative and essential factor when buying a new car, all thanks to the high fuel prices. Most car makers have taken action to provide more fuel efficient cars that return more than 80mpg of economy however, there are millions of old cars that people use for their daily commute, by following the simple guidelines below, they can also achieve maximum fuel efficiency and the lowest carbon emissions from their car engines.

1. Keep the Engine Appropriately Tuned

It is very important to follow the maintenance schedule of the engine, for instance, replacement of air filter, spark plug and oxygen sensors, also keep an eye on any on-board diagnostics malfunctions in the Engine Control Module. The most important is to change the engine oil as instructed in your car's manual.

 2. Fuel Evaporation

Fuel evaporation is another parameter that needs to be attended by tightly closing the fuel tank lids and by parking in shades, believe it or not, can improve your mileage by as much as 10 percent.

3. Use the Recommended Grade Engine Oil

The most important factor to keep your car engine at fuel efficient state is proper engine oil with low-kinematic thickness that is also referred to as low "weight" engine oil. You can get better mileage by 1-2 percent by using the recommended grade of vehicle engine oil. For instance, using 10W-30 motor oil in an engine intended to use 5W-30 can worsen your fuel efficiency by 1-2 percent. Contemporary engines have such accurate tolerance that very trivial oil is often required, thicker oil, such as 10W30 or 10W40, may not lubricate as well, because it won't pour as swiftly into key oil ways and fractures. You must check the owner's manual for suggested viscosity and ask for it exclusively when oil is changed.

4. Minimize the Idling

Your engine wastes fuel when car is in idle state, simply because you are burning fuel while going nowhere. If you are waiting for someone and you know that it will take more than 30 seconds, switch your engine off because you are just burning money.

5. Keep Tires Appropriately Inflated

You can get up to 3.3 percent better mileage by keeping your car tires inflated to the suitable pressure, this reduces the resistance so less power is required to move the car. Under-inflated tires can lower your engine efficiency through more fuel consumption. The correct tire pressure for your vehicle is generally found on a sticky label in the driver's side door jamb and/or in your owner's manual. Do not use the utmost pressure printed on the tire's sidewall.

6. Smooth Driving

The way you drive your car also plays a huge role in fuel consumption, by driving fast, you might save 5-10 minutes, however by smoothing down you can improve the fuel consumption of your car's engine, if you normally drive on a motorway at 70mph, try changing it to 60mph can increase the fuel economy by up to 4 miles per gallon. Avoid as much as you can from putting your foot down on the throttle and from stomping on the brake paddle, this will not only save you on fuel costs but also money on wear and tear of brakes.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

4 Reasons Not To Wait To Check Your "Check Engine" Light

I see it all the time. The customer limps his car in, shaking and shuddering every time he pushes the gas pedal. I could almost write a script - "It seemed to be running OK, then all of a sudden..." After asking a few questions, though, it turns out that it wasn't "all of a sudden."

"Has the check engine light been on long?" I ask. "Well, about a month I guess, but it was running fine so I didn't think anything was wrong", they respond. After checking the codes stored in the computer, it reveals a bad oxygen sensor and a failed catalytic converter, which means for whatever reason the air and fuel entering your engine doesn't burn thoroughly enough, potentially causing gas to enter your exhaust. This gas ignites in the exhaust system, which causes your catalytic converter to melt down, which then plugs the exhaust, which basically means you aren't going anywhere too fast. $800 to $2000 or more later and you're back on the road.

The unfortunate thing is if he had checked it a month earlier, a $200 oxygen sensor may have prevented the problem from getting that bad in the first place.

1. Save yourself a lot of money - your check engine light is called a warning light for a reason. Sometimes you may physically feel a problem, but more often than not you won't. Anything left unattended to could possibly cost you big time down the road. It is true - an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

2. Save yourself a lot of time - I had a fleet customer recently who had a crew driving a work truck several hundred miles to a job. Unbeknownst to him, the check engine light was on the whole time, and eventually caused a major engine failure which required a new engine. Not only did it cost him thousands of dollars, his truck was out of commission for over a week, when it could have originally been fixed in an hour.

3. Save yourself a lot of extra work - in many states, a check engine light is an automatic failure when you go to get an emissions test. Once your car fails, you have to have the problem repaired, and then it has to go through something known as a "drive cycle", which basically means your car has to go through several different conditions to verify it is working properly before the computer resets and allows the emission test to pass. This could take days or weeks, depending on how the car is driven. After all that, you then have to start the process all over by getting it retested at the emission inspection station. Hope it passes this time!

4. Finally, save yourself a lot of stress - I don't know about you, but just the thought of the first three reasons stresses me out. Why not go ahead and bite the bullet, figure out what it's going to take to fix the check engine light, and hopefully save yourself a lot of unnecessary money, time, extra work, and stress!

On a final note, if your check engine light is flashing, that is your cars way of saying, "HEY! you better hurry up! This could be bad!" This typically means you have a severe ignition system misfire, and that could add up to a whole lot of number 1-4, when a simple tune up with new spark plugs and wires (or coil boots, depending on your system) might fix everything.

Monday, January 9, 2017

The New Marco Polo HORIZON – Style For Every Occasion

The new Marco Polo HORIZON is a classy companion in everyday life. Whether for business or leisure, its modular interior is suited for every occasion. It fits right in the middle between the existing models Marco Polo and Marco Polo ACTIVITY.

For the first time it is possible to mount an additional 3-seated bench into the rear, right behind the standard one. Therefore the HORIZON offers space for up to eight passengers. Also for sleeping it is a true space saver. With folded rear bench and set up pop-up roof up to five people are able to spend the night in it. With its built in heating and sophisticated ventilation systems, the HORIZON is always well air-conditioned.

Experience the world of Mercedes-Benz: http://benz.me/international/

Friday, January 6, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

The BMW 5 Series History. The 3rd Generation (E34)

The 3rd generation BMW 5 Series brought a lot of interesting premiers. For the first time all-wheel drive was available in a 5 Series. Moreover besides the sedan body style, the range expanded into the “Touring” wagon.