Replacement Parts for the Mercedes Benz S Class Hybrid SedanWritten by Jenny McLane
The combination of electric drive with 7G-Tronic automatic transmission ensures that S-Class "Hybrid" constantly operates at optimum level. "This reduces fuel consumption by 15 to 25 percent depending on driving cycle, while at same time enhancing comfort," says Prof. Herbert Kohler, Head of Vehicle Body and Drive Systems Directorate at DaimlerChrysler AG.
Combining a V8 diesel engine with latest generation of hybrid drive systems developed jointly by DaimlerChrysler and General Motors, Mercedes Benz introduces S Class Hybrid, which unlike many conventional hybrids, system dispenses with a torque converter; this is replaced by hybrid-specific components. The hybrid concept is based on 7G-Tronic automatic transmission in combination with P1/2 hybrid transmission, which thanks to its compact dimensions does not restrict interior space.
"The use of 7G-Tronic automatic transmission makes for a comfort level that is unique in world of hybrids," emphasized Weber. "Shifting is even faster and more convenient in continuously variable mode." Setting a new record for cars with hybrid drive system, S Class has a maximum output of 340 horsepower. The two electric motors have a combined output of 70 horsepower. The diesel can be started at any time without transition, independently of driving mode. The V8 diesel engine recharges battery while vehicle is in motion while energy is recovered during braking.
2005 BMW M5 Performance and Luxury at Its best at PartstrainWritten by Jenny McLane
The all-new fourth generation M5 pushes that envelope even further with first V10 engine to power a production sedan. The new V10 produces 507 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque by European measure. This new engine is mated to a seven-speed SMG transmission. With this new powertrain, M5 offers best power-to-weight ratio in its class.
This new engine offers 100 horsepower per liter of displacement, pure racecar territory. The 90o V10 is designed for maximum stiffness and minimum vibration. The new V10 features double-VANOS variable valve timing. Each cylinder has its own electronically controlled throttle butterfly. The new MS S65 engine management system uses most powerful processors currently approved for use in automobiles.
The new BMW M5 features gear changes that are 20 percent faster with a seven-speed SMG gearbox. Six of these programs can be selected in sequential manual gearbox mode (S mode). These programs adjust shifting speed and style because, in S mode, driver does all shifting. In Drive (D mode) transmission shifts automatically, depending on which of five programs is selected.
An impressive drive comfort, The Dynamic Stability Control system in M5 has been designed to suit its performance. Of course, DSC can be deactivated at push of a button. The M5's DSC also offers choice of two driving dynamics programs. One allows DSC to function way it always has. At touch of a button, M Dynamic Mode is engaged which lets DSC facilitate more spirited driving.