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The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class - transmission - automatic now generally series
The 9G-TRONIC transmission was further developed for the adaptation of the ISG and is used in all C-Class models. The electric motor, the power electronics and the transmission cooler have moved into or onto the transmission. Lines that were previously required are no longer necessary, which offers advantages in terms of installation space and weight. In addition, the efficiency of the transmission has been increased. Among other things, the optimized interaction with the electrical auxiliary oil pump enabled the delivery volume of the mechanical pump to be reduced by 30 percent compared to its predecessor - good for efficiency. In addition, a new generation of fully integrated transmission control with a multicore processor and new assembly and connection technology is used. In addition to the increased computing power, the number of electrical interfaces has been drastically reduced and the weight of the transmission control has been reduced by 30 percent compared to its predecessor. The 4MATIC drive of the all-wheel drive models has been further developed. With the new front-axle drive, higher torques can be transmitted and the axle load distributions ideal in terms of driving dynamics. In addition, there is a significant weight advantage compared to the corresponding component in the previous series - a contribution to reducing CO2. The technicians were able to further reduce the friction losses with the likewise new longitudinal transfer case. It also has a closed oil circuit and does not require any additional cooling measures
More off-road capability: New X-Line trim features 1.0-in. higher ground clearance, improved approach/departure angles, more advanced AWD with snow-mode and a more robust roof rack than outgoing Sorento More performance capabilities: New 2.5-Turbo option with 281 horsepower and 311-lb-ft of torque mated to a segment-exclusive 8-speed wet-clutch DCT for more responsive around-town or mountain-pass driving New Turbo-Hybrid powertrain: Features 42 additional horsepower and nearly 50% better fuel economy than outgoing Sorento base engine Most Powerful HEV in its class1: 227-horsepower and estimated 37 MPG combined Available Plug-in Hybrid option with 261 horsepower and an estimated 30 miles of pure electric driving range More interior flexibility: Improved legroom and cargo room than outgoing Sorento, and available second-row captain’s chairs, allowing buyers to select either 4+2 or 5+2 seating. Best-in-class front/rear legroom and overall interior passenger volume
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Intelligent Drive - Active Blind Spot Assist w/o vehicle exit warning function
Active Blind Spot Assist can give a visual warning - and if the indicators are operated also an audible warning - of potential lateral collisions in a speed range from around 10 to 200 km/h. If the driver ignores the warnings and still initiates a lane-change, the system can take corrective action by one-sided braking intervention at the last moment if the speed exceeds 30 km/h. When the vehicle is stationary, the exit warning function can warn against exiting because a vehicle (also bicycles) is passing within the critical area. This function is available when the vehicle is stationary and for up to 3 minutes after the ignition has been switched off. New features: reinforcement of the warning by the active ambient lighting (also the exit warning) thanks to the cameras of MBUX Interior Assist, a danger warning can already be given if the driver or front passenger merely move a hand towards the door handle.