The convertible hard top is amazing --- you click one button. They will mislead you they do not check their cars. When driving slowly or parking, the new technology combines with the speed-sensitive power steering to provide even more comfort than before because the large ratio further reduces the steering effort required. The salesman assured me that all this would be fixed before we arrived to pick up the car. Anyone want to trade places with me? In conjunction with the equally new trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes this design element emphasises the width of the body, further symbolising the power just waiting to be unleashed by the roadster.
However, I think Mercedes went a bit overboard. New refinements mostly push it even further up the desirability index. Given that today it's 90 degrees in Palm Springs, I was much happier to have the air-conditioned leather seats, thank you. As well as producing a sporty sound, this function also enhances comfort and safety as the double-declutching equalises the rotational speeds of the crankshaft and transmission. A saved database enables automatic recognition of the music tracks and their artists.
Both transmissions, however, feature three driver-selectable modes: comfort, sport, and manual-with the slowest yet most seamless shifts in comfort mode, slightly faster and crisper shifts in sport, and fast but sometimes harsh shifts in manual. The integral seats, the new-look three-spoke leather steering wheel and the completely restyled instrument cluster immediately make it clear that this is a thoroughbred sports car. So these specialists also contribute to the sporty driving pleasure. Plus there is a noticeable reduction in load-change reactions. Mercedes was misled I was led to believe that the vehicle was operational and it was not.
In which I explained to him I enjoyed showing my car. This means that, as well as enhancing safety when turning at junctions or on slip roads, this light function is also active when cornering at low speed and improves illumination of the areas at the side of the carriageway. No other sports car in this market segment offers such a perfect balance of sportiness, safety and comfort. The engineers also worked meticulously on these models to further reduce fuel consumption by up to 0. These three qualities are the cornerstones of highly eventful, active motoring that provides a profound sense of well-being - for hallmark Mercedes refinement at the highest, sportiest level.
Its powerfully sonorous sound is the result of meticulous work carried out by sound designers. Mercedes-Benz clocks its 0 to 60 acceleration time at an impressive 4. Perhaps the most notable new feature on the car, which will arrive on U. V12 emblems on the seat backrests, on the centre steering wheel spoke and on the door sills, as well as the uniquely designed interior door panels round off the refined twelve-cylinder ambience perfectly. This is achieved above all by a new, diffuser-look bumper which adds a motorsport touch.
Further new additions include a Bluetooth receiver, which connects a mobile phone to the standard-fit hands-free system wirelessly, and a large colour display 6. It compensates pitch, roll and yaw on the part of the body and adapts the suspension settings automatically to suit the current driving situation. The Mercedes sports car extends its lead in the safety stakes courtesy of bi-xenon headlamps, included as standard, and the Intelligent Light System whose light functions are designed specifically for typical driving situations. Still have not answered my question. Good stopping control is marred by soft pedal action. The enhanced fog lamps ensure better illumination of the verges, making it easier for drivers to get their bearings. This is achieved above all by a new, diffuser-look bumper which adds a motorsport touch.
This system - invented by Mercedes-Benz and available as an optional extra - enhances comfort when driving with the roof down, extending the roadster season until well into the winter months. Upon them getting the car he sent pictures I found a few flaws, which of course is to be expected on 2011 vehicle. The variable-control bi-xenon headlamps activate the various light functions automatically. I still haven't decided if I like the new front end better than the current car's three grille bars and round headlamps, but I'll sleep on it. Given my idyllic day behind the wheel, I can understand why. This system is of great benefit as drivers no longer need to spell out their commands. Inside are revised gauges, a new steering wheel familiar from the C-class , a considerably more potent surround-sound audio system with four-gig hard drive and iPod integration, and optional Airscarf, two small fans in each headrest that can breathe warm air onto your neck when the top is down and the weather is chilly.
This new development is based on the familiar standard-fit speed-sensitive power steering system with lower steering forces - the benefit of which is noticeable above all when driving slowly, manoeuvring or parking. One definite don't-like is the shiny plastic cover that reappears for 2009 inside the three-pointed star if you order the radar-guided Adaptive Cruise Control. I was able to test drive the Car I had been looking at for so long online. A seven-speed automatic transmission with Touch Shift that allows drivers to manually down- and up-shift is standard. The engine responds instantaneously to movements of the accelerator pedal and can rev up to 7200 rpm in order to make full use of its power reserves in certain driving situations. This set-up gives the driver the advantage of even more harmonious gear changes.