Custom "hot Rod" Partially Completed Race Chassis, Motor And Drive Train on 2040cars
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Transmission:5 Speed Manual
Engine:12 cylinder custom Jag race engine
Sub Model: Custom race car chassis and drive train
Number of Cylinders: 12
Drive Type: 5 speed manual transmission
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
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Partially completed chrome molly race chassis. This car is set up for a 2 seat version of the 1954 W196 Mercedes Benz Formula ! Streamliner race car. Title included (1954 Mercedes 4 door sedan). This is a partially complete hot rod with no historical significance. Body not complete. All parts are new unused except for motor. Motor is a 12 cylinder V12 Jag block, milled to 6 liters, with Isky cams, new pistons, blueprinted, 6 Weber IDF carbs, stainless exhaust, and ready for racing. Work completed by XKS Unlimited. Approximately 30 minutes on the engine since build. Included for sale are 4 Nito race tires, new, Dayton custom wire wheels, new, Heidts custom Ind front and rear suspension, Willwood brakes, carbon fiber drive shaft, Tilton controls, aluminum radiator, quad 3" stainless exhaust, fuel cell, carbon fiber polished drive shaft, Isis electric system, not installed, 5 speed manual transmission, pressure oil system, race seats and other misc. items. Frame need finish welding and painting. Some body tabs installed.
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Somewhere in between the Smart brand and the all-new A-Class (pictured above), Daimler is said to be readying a smaller entry-level product for the Mercedes-Benz brand to compete with models like the Audi A1. According to AutoBild, Mercedes-Benz will get a new hatchback based on a platform from its recent partnership with Renault-Nissan, and it could be called the X-Class.
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Expected to debut by 2018, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class could be offered in sedan, hatchback and crossover variants, and it would likely have a starting price below the $20,000-euro mark. Power would come from either a 1.0-liter inline three-cylinder engine or a 1.5-liter inline-four, and the car would likely be built in a low-cost nation in order to make the financials work. Wearing the Mercedes-Benz name, the X-Class would have to exhibit more distinguishable luxury and styling to set itself apart from the models that helped provide its underpinnings.
Testing appears to be underway for what would be the first Mercedes-Benz C-Class with a hybrid powertrain. We can see a pair of the prototypes undergoing testing in Germany, with one, a C-Class Wagon, still heavily clad in camouflage and featuring a more noticeable outlet on the passenger side of its rear bumper.
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There's also a more production-looking sedan, which features a not-so-discreet flap over its rear-bumper outlet. It's difficult to speculate on power outputs for this fuel-sipping C-Class, although our spies seem to think that this car will feature some combination of a four-cylinder gas engine with an electric motor, although just which four is unclear (note, we wouldn't mind if MB fit its 2.0-liter turbo with some batteries and motors). Regardless, the four-pot/electric motor seems like a pretty reasonable combo, although it probably means that Mercedes won't be challenging the six-cylinder-powered system of the BMW ActiveHybrid3 any time soon.
When the plug-in C-Class arrives later this year as a 2015 model, it will likely offer a full range of driving modes, including both gas or electric, only, as well as a more traditional hybrid mode.
If you drop $100,000 on a luxury sedan, it seems only reasonable to receive some preferential treatment at the dealership you purchased from. After all, that price isn't just for the car - you're paying for the brand and all the cachet that entails. For Mercedes-Benz, those benefits have apparently been lacking relative to the German brand's luxury competitors.
That's set to change, though, as Automotive News reports that the German brand is placing a much greater emphasis on keeping its customers happy and loyal with its MB Select program. Starting with the new S-Class and spreading to the CLA-Class (and eventually beyond), dealers are being given money - up to $2,500 in the case of the flagship sedan - just to improve the customer experience.
We agree, improving the "customer experience" is quite a vague term, so it's nice that Mercedes USA's CEO, Steve Cannon, offered up some examples to AN at the LA Auto Show. For example, a customer couldn't fit his sunglasses into the overhead compartment. "So we bought him a pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses that fit because of their shape," Cannon said.