Variety
Professional Joomla Templates, Phpbb3 Styles, Wordpress Themes Club

Mercedes-Benz Concept A-class lands

Mercedes says that the world of aviation has played a part in the styling of its new Concept A-class.

By Chris Knapman,telegraph



Mercedes-Benz describes its new Concept A-class as "a car that might have come from another planet", albeit one where the inhabitants still use a "turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a dual clutch transmission and a radar-based collision warning system with adaptive Brake Assist".

Admittedly, the latter is a first for a compact car, but the engines come not from another planet, but the C-class. Low and sleek with lots of clever details, the car's styling is said to have been inspired by a number of things: "The wind and the waves, as well as aviation engineering, were the sources of inspiration for its designers" apparently.

The car's dashboard, meanwhile, has "the shape of an aircraft wing and a translucent, stretchable textile lining" allowing "the bionic, cellular structure of the component to remain visible." The aircraft theme continues with the air vents, which have been modelled to look like jet engines, while the central control unit is based on a modern flight panel - even the gearlever takes the form of a "reverse thrust control".

The Concept A-class will appear at the Shanghai motor show from April 21-28 and gives pointers to how the new production A-class will look.

{jcomments on}


Did you enjoy this blog post? If so, then why not:
SIGN UP RIGHT NOW FOR EMAIL UPDATES


Our Facebook Our News Letter Our Twitter

Recent Discussions

Unit 6 at Eskom's newly-built Medupi power station in Limpopo produced power for...
1 day ago 0 197
DStv Now users will receive three new channels between mid-March and mid-June 20...
1 day ago 0 148
Clearwater Mall on Johannesburg's West Rand was evacuated on Monday morning due ...
1 day ago 0 165
DStv EasyView is one of the packages affordable for the poor but MultiChoice &a...
4 days ago 0 272
Income tax rates are raised by one percentage point for those earning more than ...
5 days ago 0 156

Social Login


Latest student Jobs

Ask a Question

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

Follow us on Google+

I Have a Website