The new E-Class
Its Pilot and Assist systems noticeably relieve the driver and help to prevent hazardous situations. The DRIVE PILOT* is automatically able to maintain the distance from the vehicle ahead at speeds from 0 to 210 km/h, follow it and stay in lane – in suitable surroundings it can even do this at up to 130 km/h where the lane markings are unclear and where surrounding vehicles are not following typical pathways. Active Brake Assist warns if there is a danger of an accident with a slower-moving, stopping or stationary vehicle ahead, crossing traffic or crossing pedestrians. It augments inadequate brake pressure by the driver, or even brakes autonomously if the driver fails to react. In this way the new E-Class is a major step on the way to autonomous, accident-free driving.
A high level of ride comfort, adequate power reserves and low fuel consumption – all combined in an ultra-modern package. That describes the new E 300 4-cylinder turbocharged engine. Especially in the lower and medium rpm ranges, it delivers amazing performance and a superior driving experience.
In the Sixties, Chevy’s star-spangled Corvette ruled as the undisputed car of choice for NASA’s pioneering star voyagers. Now, nearly 46 years after his historic Apollo 7 flight, astronaut (and Corvette aficionado) Walt Cunningham joins host Arthur St. Antoine to revisit the shrines of America’s space program in Chevy’s latest and greatest ground rocket, the awesome, all-new 2014 C7 Vette. From the towering rocket gantries of Florida’s Kennedy Space Center to the hallowed ground of Houston’s Mission Control, Cunningham and St. Antoine return to NASA’s glory days–also taking time to savor some classic Vettes from the star-struck Go-Go that was 1960s America.
The Porsche 918 Spyder Tested – CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS
Chris Harris at the Valencia circuit in the winter of 2013. The Porsche 918 Spyder has come a long way since when we first saw it at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2010. Competing against the Ferrari LaFerrari and McLaren P1, it is the cheapest of the trio of new hypercars at a base price of $845,000.
The engine weights 140 kg according to Porsche and it delivers 608 horsepower (453 kW) at 8,500 rpm and 528 N·m (389 lbf·ft) of maximum torque. This is supplemented by two electric motors delivering an additional 279 hp (208 kW) – One 154 hp electric motor drives the rear wheels in parallel with the engine and also serves as the main generator.
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