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Iranian Engineer Designs Extreme off-road Mercedes Concept

Holy Crap this looks like a Mars Exploration Unit!

Siyamak Rouhi Dehkordi, a renowned engineer from Iran, has let his imagination loose and created a Mercedes-based Hexawheel concept. It is an extreme off-road automobile that a flexible frame and six wheels layout with Mercedes-Benz design.

Mercedes-Benz Hexawheel Concept



The concept vehicle caters to the discerning needs of individuals who need to travel to extremely difficult conditions and treacherous terrains. There’s more to the concept than just an eccentric design. Hexawheel features a flexible frame that provides it with a massive 46 cm ground clearance enabling it to conquer large obstacles with ease.

Mercedes-Benzs Hexawheel Concept

Dehkordi’s vehicle shape reflects symmetrical angular shapes. Further, it uses a complex hydraulic system for vehicle operation which involves a diesel engine attached to a flexible hydraulic power transmission system.

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The all-wheel drive concept has a total length of 4.8 m featuring two wheelbases with a length of 0.95 m each. Ironically, the extreme Hexawheel concept is inspired from the associated structure of an insect’s body. Yes, you read that right. Consequently, the vehicle’s weight can be evenly distributed among its three axles.

The creator, a 35 year old Mechanical Engineer, is an employee of the Iranian car company Saipa-Zamyad. This is not the first time he has come under limelight. Earlier in 2008, his Ferrari Zobin design was well received and was viewed more than 16,000 times online.

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BMW GINA Light Visionary Model: The BMW of the future!

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BMW’s design department has been working overtime lately. Just last month, the German automaker unveiled its M1 Homage Concept at the Villa d’Este Concours on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Now, Munich has officially taken the wraps off of a new design study called the GINA Light Visionary Model, a creation BMW says shouldn’t be thought of as “just another concept car,” but rather “a whole new approach to automotive design.”

With its GINA (Geometry and Functions In “N” Adaptions) model, BMW set out to explore the creative freedom that might be offered with future cars while using a traditional front-mounted eight-cylinder engine and rear-drive platform. The surface of the concept features a new fabric material that BMW says is highly resistant to expansion, durable, and flexible. Underneath the covering material is a light aluminum subframe that is moveable via electric and hydraulic controls, allowing the surface itself to be reshaped according to the owner’s desire. The usual elements of production cars — doors, wheel arches, a trunk lid, engine hood, and roof — are not present in the conventional sense. Rather, the body consists of just four components: a front panel that leads to the edge of the windscreen, two side panels (one on each side of the car), and a rear deck panel.



2011 Audi A8

Foun-tain-bleu! Next-Generation Audi Flagship Makes a Miami Beach Splash

Audi launched its all-new 2011 Audi A8 at the Fountainbleu Hotel in Miami Beach, where the automaker is a major sponsor of Art Basel December 3-9, the sister event of a show in Switzerland. Actress Lucy Liu emceed the gala.

The Audi A8 launches in North America about this time next year, a few months after the summer ’10 release in Europe. While Western Europe gets a 3.0-liter TDI V-6, a 3.2-liter FSI V-6, and 4.2-liter turbodiesel and gas direct-injection V-8s, we get the car only with that latter engine, upgraded to 372 horsepower and 328 pound-feet.

The direct injection allows a 12.5:1 compression ratio and Audi’s “modular efficiency system” converts kinetic energy to electric power, buffered in the battery, upon deceleration. A computer monitors actuators for the ideal distribution of the heat flows between the engine, transmission and interior. At cold start, the system uncouples the engine temporarily from the cooling circuit to shorten the warm-up phase with its high friction losses.

The 4.2 may be a short-termer, however. Audi is preparing a supercharged 4.0-liter V-8 gas direct-injection engine to supplement, for the time being, the 4.2. While we don’t have a timeline, an insider assures us it comes very soon after the luxury flagship’s launch. Also rumored to be in the pipeline is a hybrid model.

The power is transmitted through a new eight-speed automatic to the quattro all-wheel-drive system. Audi claims a 0-62 mph time of 5.7 seconds and an electronically controlled top speed of 250 kp/h, or, in the automaker’s exactitude, 155.34 mph.

The dynamic shift program now networks with the optional MMI navigation plus system to anticipate curves in its gearshift strategy and avoid unnecessary gear changes. Taking a swipe at BMW’s and Mercedes’ modern gearshifts, the A8 comes with a selector lever on the center tunnel, shaped like the thrust lever of a yacht. You can change gears with a quick tap of the lever, or use the rocker switches on the steering wheel.

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First Look: Mercedes-Benz Shooting Break Concept

This Fuckin  Four-Door Coupe Meets the Wagon! The Result Could be Coming to a Showroom Near You
April 19, 2010 NCG
No, that’s not a typo. The latest design exercise from Mercedes-Benz, set to make its debut at this week’s 2010 Beijing Auto Show, is in fact called the Shooting Break concept. That’s ‘Break,’ not the more traditional English ‘brake’ normally reserved for two-door, wagon-styled, coupe-based hatchbacks originally designed for hunting trips. But perhaps that’s because this isn’t that type of car.

No, this Shooting Break concept leaves the stuffy ‘old world’ shooting brake neatly in the dust, replacing it with what is essentially a sneak peek of what a wagon version of the next CLS sedan could look like. Of course many of the oft-emulated CLS “four-door coupe” elements are there — the slippery arched profile; the swooping character line that runs seamlessly from front to rear; the long, taut body lines. But Mercedes has borrowed plenty of new elements to keep things fresh.

Those wide DTM-inspired rear fender haunches are pulled off the new E-Class sedan and coupe, and were also visible on the 2008 ConceptFASCINATIONF800 Style concept that debuted in Paris. That concept also lends its wagon rear to the Shooting Brake — though curiously, no mention of that term was made two years ago. The nose incorporates the pronounced ‘classic style’ grille design of the new SLS AMG supercar, also seen in Mercedes’ from the 2010 Geneva Motor Show — a car also said to give an advanced look at the next-generation CLS.

More elements from that concept also carry over, but in a more production-friendly way. The LED headlamps retain their sharp profile, but are made slightly larger; the aggressive lower front fascia is carried over nearly intact, with gaping air intakes flanking the center grille. Even the scalloped sides aft of the front wheel wells are present. Recessed door handles are said to emerge at the touch of a hand, yet sadly, the reverse-hinged rear passenger doors have been dropped from the package. Twenty-inch wheels fill out the Shooting Brake’s fender arches.

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No, that’s not a typo. The latest design exercise from Mercedes-Benz, set to make its debut at this week’s 2010 Beijing Auto Show, is in fact called the Shooting Break concept. That’s ‘Break,’ not the more traditional English ‘brake’ normally reserved for two-door, wagon-styled, coupe-based hatchbacks originally designed for hunting trips. But perhaps that’s because this isn’t that type of car.



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