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Swatch

The idea behind the “Smart car” was to create a vehicle easy to park and short enough to allow “nose-in” parking. Its length of 98.4 in would equal the width of a regular parking slot, allowing two or three Smarts to park in the space as one normal car. The project, started by Swiss watch manufacturer Swatch was nicknamed the “Swatchmobile”. The name Smart is an acronym for Swatch Mercedes ART. Intended to use innovative features (such as a hybrid engine) and be affordable for young people. Swatch CEO Nicolas Hayek sought an established car maker to produce his Swatch car. After General Motors reviewed and rejected the project as potentially unprofitable, Hayek found a partner in Volkswagen Due to VW’s own financial weakness at the time, plans never reached a final stage so Swatch teamed up with Daimler-Benz The purpose-built factory complex Smartville in France was established in 1994 as a joint-venture of Daimler-Benz and Swatch

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Check out this 3-D AMG V-8

Check out this 3-D AMG V-8 Mercedes-AMG has taken a completely new departure: the new AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine is the first in the world to combine the high-revving concept with a large displacement. Developed entirely by AMG, this high-performance engine has a displacement of 6.3 litres and generates an output of 375 kW/510 hp at 6800 rpm, plus a maximum torque of 630 Newton metres, which makes the new power pack by AMG the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated eight-cylinder production engine. Thanks to its large displacement, the V8 by AMG develops around 20 percent more torque than comparable naturally aspirated engines in this performance class. Made completely from high-strength aluminium, this naturally aspirated V8 engine has a wealth of exciting features derived from motorsport, and impressively documents the successful motor racing history of AMG. Together with a variable intake manifold featuring two integral throttle flaps, the vertical arrangement of the intake ... read more

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Master Auto Tech Blog: Your Go To Gear Headquarters

Thanks for visiting our Blog Site. We are still under construction. What you may expect in the future is: 1. A regular blog on motor sport, SCCA, Formula 1, WRX and endurance racing. Probably won’t be anything of interest here for NASCAR and little for CART fans. 2. A tech site highlighting Technical Service Bulletins that effect Mercedes Benz, Toyota, BMW and Volkswagen/Audi car owners. 3. Some excellent technical and performance car videos. 4. Tech tips with photos, how to helps for the folks who love their cars and love to tinker. If you have and suggestions on possible topics or comments e-mail me Bob Taylor [email protected]

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