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The Night Vehicle
It is the world’s oldest automobile manufacturer and primarily competes with the BMW, the Cadillac, the Jaguar, the Audi, the Volvo, the Lexus, the Acura, the Infiniti, and the Lincoln. The Mercedes Benz is a German brand of automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks which is under the umbrella of the DaimlerChrysler company. This automobile manufacturer started out its humble beginnings back to the 1880s. It happened around when Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz invented the internal combustion engine-powered automobile.
There are many sorts of trivia and facts that revolve around this automobile company. One of these is that the company claims that all of the wood used in its modern automobiles is raised on tree farms although this has not yet been confirmed. Also, Michael McClure’s song had its title using the company’s name. This song was supposed to be a gentle satire on materialism however the company used this to promote and advertise their vehicles. The Mercedes Benz was the most popular brand name that was mentioned in the Billboard Top 20 songs in 2003.
One of the vehicles running under the Mercedes Benz name and brand is the 2007 S-Class. This vehicle is the ninth generation Mercedes Benz S-Class and it has gone through more than just a simple luxury upgrade. This vehicle sports a Brake Assist Plus system that uses long-range and short-range radar that facilitates and helps out in anticipating and avoiding the much dreaded collisions, or at the very least lessen the severity of a crash. This feature does this by automatically braking with full force even if the driver does not stomp on the brake hard enough to stomp in time. This vehicle is also claimed to be able to see and look around at night. This is due to the Night View Assist feature that has the ability to shine infrared beams down the road so as to illuminate hazards that are beyond the reach of the Mercedes Benz S-Class’ headlights. There is a special camera mounted on the rearview mirrors that can read the infrared. This transforms the data to a simple language that shows the driver a crisp and clear image of what is right ahead. This data is shown on an eight-inch LCD screen that is installed in the instrument panel of the vehicle. The S-Class also runs and is powered by a 5.5 liter V8 engine that has the capacity to produce 382 horsepower and 391 pound feet of torque. This power is adequate enough to be able to make the sedan fly to 62 mph in just 5.4 seconds.
The standard safety equipment for this vehicle are dual front two-stage airbags, front and rear side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, NECK-PRO active head restraints, second-generation PRE-SAFE, an adaptive brake light, anti-lock brakes, a Brake Assist system, a hill-start assist system and ESP stability control.
The parts and details that make up every inch of the 2007 Mercedes Benz S-Class makes this vehicle special and unique. Durable replacement parts for Mercedes Benz vehicles are available at Mercedes Benz parts that is a surefire way to keep your Mercedes Benz vehicle in top condition.
About the Author: Terry Brown is a 32 year old from Houston Texas, and an enthusiast for anything auto-related. He currently writes auto-related articles for several publications.