Mercedes benz auto 2000 concept 1981 image gallery containing 9 pictures. Mercedes benz reported that an auto 2000 concept traveling at a constant 75 mph returned better than 31 mpg.
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Mercedes benz auto 2000 concept 1981. This is what mercedes came up with. In 1981 this was no different and in addition to the production car debuts such as the w126 s class coupé and porsche 944 several design studies also captured visitor interest. Kind of like an ancestor of today s cls the mercedes auto 2000 pictured here in 16 images took the shape of a massive hatchback with an aerodynamic body.
Mercedes benz auto 2000 concept 1981 latest cars 30 11 2020 2021 skoda octavia scout 30 11 2020 2020 skoda octavia rs. The aim of the project was to cut fuel consumption significantly. As many as three different engine concepts were tested in this vehicle.
All three engines were mated to a conventional 4 speed automatic transmission. Mercedes benz traveled to the 1981 edition of the frankfurt motor show to introduce a concept car called auto 2000. This research car had an aerodynamically optimised body with a very low cd drag coefficient of 0 28.
A turbine engine was also developed though mercedes did not report on its efficiency. Their rated output of 110 kw 150 hp which was deemed to be adequate at the time in view of the lightweight streamlined body with its cd value of just 0 28. To achieve this three drive concepts were tested for the first time in this research car.
Mercedes benz showed the auto 2000 at the international motor show in frankfurt am main in 1981. Welcome to long lost concept cars a new semi regular series on fridays where we highlight amazing concepts from years past that. Mercedes benz soon had two new engine concepts ready to try out in the new auto 2000 research car.
As its name implied the auto 2000 was designed to show what a full size luxury car could look like at the turn of the 21st century. Despite being built around quite different technologies the two powerplants still had one thing in common. Mercedes surprised in the climate of unbridled performance with three versions of its auto 2000 concept car.
1981 mercedes auto 2000 concept. Volkswagen also developed an auto 2000 concept. Mercedes benz 1981 auto 2000 concept.
Described as being a mercedes benz for the new millennium the auto 2000 concept was envisioned as a thrifty luxobarge with cylinder. A v8 petrol engine with cylinder cut out system a v6 turbodiesel engine and a gas turbine. The mercedes benz auto 2000.
Mercedes benz met the requirements with the auto 2000 first presented to the public at the 1981 frankfurt international motor show.