E63 AMG – Bound For Mercedes Benz Sydney

Mercedes Benz luxury vehicles high-performance AMG line has come up with an E-Class model built especially for the Australian market and the Mercedes Benz Hornsby team is looking forward to its arrival.

The E63 AMG Sedan received a lot of attention from Australian buyers after it made its debut in the Frankfurt Motor Show. With the previous development of the limited Edition 63 of the C63 AMG model, it did not take long for the luxury car manufacturer to create a Mercedes E63 that met the particular requirements of the Australian market.

Power train
The new E63 AMG is fitted with a 6.3 litre V8 engine, which delivers a distinctive race-like, high revving sound.The powerhouse engine has a maximum torque of 630 Nm, and a peak output of 386 kW.  It accelerates from zero to 100km/h in 4.5 seconds and runs up to a top speed of 250km/h.

The V8 engine is supported by the newly developed AMG ride control sports suspension with electronically controlled damping and a new front axle.  The E63 utilises the AMG Speedshift MCT 7-speed sports transmission with 4 driving modes which the transmission shifts automatically.

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This post was written by admin on January 7, 2010

Repossessed Car Auctions: What Is All The Fuss About?

Turner's Car Auction
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Many people who are looking for a good deal on a newer vehicle are finding that repossessed car auctions are giving them a great alternative. The vehicles that are becoming available at these auctions are often available at much more reduced costs than if a person went through a car dealer for the same type of car.

In the past a person attending a car auction would be limited on the number of cars that were available. Now, however, cars of all makes, models, and conditions are coming to the auction for individuals with the cash to purchase them. The auctions have grown in popularity and are now being held in numerous locations for people wishing to attend.

Many newer model vehicles with very low mileage are finding their way to the car auction. This is primarily due to the financial hardships and sudden setbacks suffered by many people during the economic crisis.

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This post was written by admin on January 5, 2010

A Bit Of Trivia On How The Mercedes Originated

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Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz set up Mercedes Benz in the 1880’s. It is said that these two men in fact had never met each other! They worked independently of each other with Daimler looking after the racing cars. A dealer from Austria called Emil Jellinek got the cars into races and was very successful. He named the cars Mercedes after his daughter.

Eventually Jellinek placed a large order from Daimler and Wilhelm Maybach. They were in agreement that Jellnek could change some of the designs.  1886 Benz built his first motorized tricycle. The first production car was the Benz Velo in 1894 which competed in the first ever recorded car race, Rouen to Paris. It was in 1895 that Benz built his first truck.

It is quoted that Daimler never enjoyed driving! In March 1990 he died which left overall control of the company to Wilhelm Mayback. In November of that year they had produced a special car, the Mercedes which was lighter and smaller than the average car of the day and was able to reach top speeds of 55mph.

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This post was written by admin on December 15, 2009

Benefits Of A Salvage Truck Auction

Anyone who has worked in or around the trucking business knows that it is very expensive. Keeping trucks on the road, whether it is one truck or several can take a huge amount of a small business’ operating budget. Cutting down on those expenses can mean the difference between making the cut in a month or missing out on opportunities. One way to save on expenses is to go to a salvage truck auction.

Buying a salvaged truck can save a lot of money on the cost of parts for a truck. By getting a truck that has been totaled and is being auctioned off, you can get the parts that will be needed for your truck and save up to sixty percent of the price that would normally be spent through the dealership.

You will find hundreds of trucks at some of the auctions. They will be trucks that have been totaled for many reasons. Some will have perfect bodies and no engines. Others will have no bodies, but all of their parts in tact. When the truck is totaled it does not mean that the parts are no longer going to be useful.

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This post was written by admin on December 12, 2009

Hybrid SUVs – A Quick Read

It seems that when we say hybrid SUVs we actually make a mistake, as it sounds like an oxymoron. Why is that? SUVs are expensive vehicles and whoever buys one probably has enough money to maintain and fuel it. Even so, with the fuel prices staying so high, we should not be amazed at people’s desire to have more economic vehicles, even though the vehicles under discussion are SUVs. Besides, there is this tendency and policy all over the world to make people aware of the importance of our energy resources which we have been using wastefully. Therefore, we should all be concerned about having hybrid cars which are more fuel-efficient.

So with these in mind, people started making some adjusting to powerful vehicles and turn them into hybrid SUVs. When you decide to buy hybrid SUV, you should know that not all of them are cost–efficient in the long run. That means that you have to do some research before choosing among the diverse hybrid SUVs. To be of help in this matter, analysts at automotive-cost tracking Web site IntelliChoice.com ran a study for CNNMoney.com, in which they analyzed and compared projected 5-year ownership costs for specific vehicles the average expected costs of which were similar to SUVs. The elements followed in this study were fuel, maintenance, finance costs and depreciation. Analysts intended to find out whether specific costs measured up to their expectations. They also compared the difference amounts between non hybrid and hybrid SUVs. According to their findings, hybrid SUVs beat the broad expectations by about $4,000.

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This post was written by admin on November 1, 2009

Chrysler 300C The Stretched Version

1932 Chrysler Imperial Custom 8
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As automakers go, developing well received models is a chore all on its own. When a model becomes a hit, as has the Chrysler 300C, the result is favorable press coverage, high customer satisfaction ratings, and a “halo” effect that will extend to the entire product line. Chrysler’s 300C is a success, but the German-American automaker isn’t stopping there. A stretched version of the car is being developed, one that could find a following among fans, but only if the price is right.

So, why would DaimlerChrysler authorize a stretched version of the 300C? For many reasons including:

The Limousine Market – Although the 300C isn’t on the same level as the Lincoln Town Car or Cadillac DTS, the automobile does battle with the Ford Crown Victoria. Thus , taxi and limousine operators will be drawn to the stretched 300C as the car gives its passengers the room that they need.

The Pursuit Market – The Ford Crown Victoria is the most popular police pursuit auto followed by the Chevy Impala. Chrysler way back conceded this market when they give up building larger rear wheel drive vehicles. The stretched 300C could fit in nicely and give the automaker some further sales to lift market share. Look for a likewise stretched Dodge Charger to also be built once 300C demand has been proven.

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This post was written by admin on October 31, 2009