Mercedes Benz - Synonymous With Class

From the 3-wheeled Benz motor car revealed to the world in 1886 to the 1931 Mercedes-Benz 170, touted the first car of excellence, Mercedes-Benz has stood for the ultimate in luxury. The 1950's 300 SL Gullwing, called the world's first "supercar" and the 220 sedan with a crumple-zone safety are both coveted classics today by collectors of used Mercedes-Benz or pre-owned vehicles, and Mercedes-Benz has maintained its brand as the epitome of automotive opulence.

The 1963 600 Limousine, with V8 engine and 300HP, and the 300 SEL-Class that boasted speeds of zero to sixty in seven seconds were classified as safe, quick luxury cars. The 1970 S-Class opulent sedan introduced the first anti-lock brakes. 1980 brought the first airbags and traction control with the E-class 190. All of these models from 1950 through 1970 are coveted used Mercedes-Benz if classic car buyers can find them.

2013 Ford Transit Connect Tech Specs

Compact Transit Connect is versatile and logical.

The Ford Transit Connect is a compact van, built in Turkey and imported to the United States. This vehicle offers excellent value in price, maintenance and portability, a front-wheel-drive vehicle with a 1,600 pound payload limit. Sold in van and wagon configurations, Transit Connect is prized by contractors and families alike, with standard seating capacity of 2 for the van or 5 seats for the wagon.

Powerplant Possibilities

Powered by a 2.0-liter 16-valve engine, Transit Connect is paired with a 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission. This engine is of aluminum block and head construction, and has a cast iron crankshaft. The TC engine measures 3.44 bore by 3.27 inches stroke and has a 10.0 to 1 compression ratio.

2013 Cadillac XTS Review and Road Test

When sitting in the new 2013 Cadillac XTS you cannot help but be impressed. This new Cadillac is GM's latest entry into the full size luxury market. Bigger than the current CTS and a tiny bit smaller than the outgoing DTS model, the XTS seems to well positioned size wise. The only choice in engines is the 3.6L V6 engine with either front or all wheel drive. With the new XTS Cadillac is hoping to compete with Lexus, Mercedes and other big name luxury brands. A fully loaded XTS will set you back well over $60,000. Walking around the car you notice the styling has an elegance about it. Everything seems to flow very well and there are many nice details such as brake calipers with the Cadillac script on them. It is also worth noting that our Platinum trim level test car had Brembo brakes, a feature that you would expect on a performance car.

Ferrari California: Interior and Carrozzeria Scaglietti

Considering the sportier characteristics of the Ferrari California, the car has a generous amount of on-board space. The comfortable front seats can accommodate drivers up to 195 cm tall, the boot has a capacity of 340 liters in the coupe version and 260 liters in the spider version whether the back bench as a capacity of 125 liters.

The optional "full electric" seats in the Ferrari California employ the following extra features: passenger side seat lifter, passenger seat tilting, electro-pneumatic adjustment of the backrest and seat sides to increase the side containment on bends, lumbar electro-pneumatic adjustment, three different temperatures adjustment for the backrest and seat heating, driver seat positions memorization. Upon request, the Ferrari California client can order optional designs for the central seat and backrest - such as the "Daytona", Lozenged - or different combinations of materials (i.e. leather & Alcantara) as well as different color combinations for trims, threads and piping.