21 september 2011, 05:43
Time to drop some heavy heavy loads of pics here with the german giants Mercedes and later today BMW showing us how the elite do it at FRANKFURT IAA 2011 MOTORSHOW!
I’ll let my opinions stand in the blog-texts on which one I thought was the biggest or best (same thing?), but assure you Martin BILBILDER.SE Perssons pictures will let you form your own opinion; and we would love to hear about it in the comments below! 🙂
(No, this is not a toy car and quite more serious at that. Its actually a concept Mercedes are doing to build the first real ”emission free supercar”, and in the shape of the SLS AMG E-cell they are well on their way! Not going to give you too much technical data on it, but the colour called AMG Lumilectric magno was almost tough to look at without sunglasses! While Martin thought it was there to lure flies and insects away from the rest of the stand; I gave this the ”markes pen/car” award of the year. Quite unique but… do you like it?!)
(Here is our favourite and a reason we went back several times, the Mercedes CLK63 AMG Black Series. Seeing how its even more agressive then its pre-release with a bunch of carbon goodies you would expect on a Time Attack car only, it was for sure something that caught our eye. Thinking about it, even the wheels got a lot of ”JDM Time Attack” shape on them. Hope the upcoming ”100 SECONDS OF…” VIDEO will make this truly evil car justice!)
(Evidence #1: The Mercedes stall at Frankfurt was three stories high and had the most advanced (humongous) LED-screen we had ever seen. It actually had several dimensions in it, which is hard to explain- but putting a car sandwiched between them could make an animation that made it look like it was driving in standstill. Only thing we didnt like was that the view of the main stage was quite poor during their press-conference. But other then that, I think both me and Martin agree Mercedes took the prize of most impressive presence overall in Frankfurt 2011!)
(Breaking news: Superior Blog has boobies uncandidly in it! Iam sure you would hope for something different though, as in some weird German sense of humour way, they had several trucks outside their hall with gentlemen like this guy. Pretty weird if you ask me, but a smash hit with visitors who wanted to take their pictures with them all day long. Maybe the ”man-boob” look is whats hot in this day and age?)
(Ok, back to the cars and news Mercedes had rather then silly gimmicks. This is the A-klasse concept and it was really sharp and took us by storm! Lots of details we totally fell for, and you bet that there is a ”100 secons of…” clip coming of it as well. Doesn’t seem very realistic to ever see something like this in production, but Mercedes proves they are well ahead of time in sharp designing IMO…)
(One more concept, which seemed far more dear to ”ze germans” around it with plenty of security and constantly being covered by TV-teams. This pic might not show it in all its glory, but ”holy huge gull-wing doors Batman” indeed?! As we said in the VIDEOCLIP of this concept, its probably Lady Gagas choice of a future car but still maintaining that ”majestic” Mercedes look as well.)
(And to finish it we got a… motorbike?? Actually, when it comes to testosterone experts Ducati hooking up with the brilliant engineers of AMG we cant help ourselves giving it some attention. Looking at certain details you can tell that wheels and such have a lot of AMG design-blood in them, and the colour-scheme reminds me of a certain Cobra V12 we did a coverage on a while ago… anyone remember that?)
We really want to applaud Mercedes for bringing an immense number of news to the expo, really being outstanding in that sense. There were a whole lot of other world premieres and exciting stuff to watch here, and embarrasingly enough we missed some of them- but hope you like the gallery anyway!
Later tonight we got Part 2 of the ”big bad germans” with BMW showing what they had to compete with vs Mercedes…
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