Mercedes-Benz and forward into the future
As a Mercedes owner, you experience the best possible safety, comfort, and convenient driving conditions in your vehicle, supported by a Sacramento Mercedes mechanic. However, with the way progress is being made by Mercedes development, you could in the not too distant future, find your driving abilities, redundant!
In 2013, during the month of August, a modified Mercedes-Benz S class drove a 100-kilometers route, approximately 60 miles, from Mannheim to Pforzheim, in Germany. Your Sacramento Mercedes mechanic will probably be aware of the significance of this drive, which was that it was without human intervention. It retraced the route taken by Bertha Benz took in 1888, in a motor car invented by her husband, Karl Benz, to demonstrate it was a practical method of transport.
When Mercedes further tested vehicles of this type at its R & D center in Silicon Valley in 2014, it became one of the original auto-manufacturers to be granted a Californian license to test self-driving vehicles on public roads. A Sacramento Mercedes mechanic will be aware that Mercedes then announced plans to further test its cars, east of San Francisco. This original concept is known as “Luxury in Motion,” and for a Sacramento Mercedes mechanic and potential owners, projects them into the future. The car tested, was powered by a plug-in hybrid powertrain which in turn, combines batteries with a hydrogen fuel cell, producing a peak output of 272 hp.
A Sacramento Mercedes mechanic would have been impressed by the operational qualities of the vehicle and its many innovative features. This vehicle for the future has an exterior design of a low-slung roofline, flowing in a single curve from front to rear fenders. With a body manufactured from carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic, with aluminum and high-strength steel, it carries 40% less weight than the present day production models! It’s a case for a Sacramento Mercedes mechanic of forward into the future!