Η Mercedes, έδωσε σήμερα τις πρώτες δύο φωτογραφίες του εσωτερικού της νέας A-Class η οποία θα παρουσιαστεί στην έκθεση της Γενεύης στις 6 του Μάρτη. Το εσωτερικό του χρησιμοποιεί καλύτερης ποιότητας υλικά από αυτά της τωρινής C-Class και θυμίζει κάτι από αυτό της νέας B-Class, αλλά είναι περισσότερο μοντέρνο με ρετρό στοιχεία με τους κεντρικούς αεραγωγούς και την κεντρική οθόνη να εξακολουθούν να έχουν το σχήμα αυτών του πρωτότυπου Class-A. Επίσης η Mercedes ανακοίνωσε και το σύστημα ψυχαγωγίας της A-Class, συνεργάζεται και με το iPhone του οδηγού μέσω της εφαρμογής “Digital DriveStyle App” αλλά και του συστήματος “Drive Kit Plus for the Apple iPhone” το οποίο στην ουσία ενσωματώνει της λειτουργίες του iPhone, ακόμη και το Siri, στην νέα A-Class.

Το πως μοιάζει εξωτερικά την έχουμε δει σε spy video στις αρχές του μήνα. Μηχανικά το αυτοκίνητο θα είναι διαθέσιμο με την ίδια γκάμα κινητήρων που φορά η B-Class. Έτσι θα υπάρχουν 5 κινητήρες βενζίνης απόδοσης από 109 έως 204 ίππων και 4 πετρελαίου απόδοσης από 122 έως 204 ίππων. Η Mercedes θα τοποθετήσει σύστημα Start/Stop σε όλες τις εκδόσεις της, ενώ θα υπάρχει και AMG έκδοση η οποία πιθανότατα να λέγεται Α25. Θα φορά τον 2.0-λιτρο turbo κινητήρα και θα αποδίδει από 340 άλογα. Θα συνδυάζεται με ένα αυτόματο κιβώτιο διπλού συμπλέκτη με την κίνηση να μεταφέρεται σε όλους τους τροχούς. Η νέα A-Class θα είναι διαθέσιμη και σε cabrio έκδοση η οποία θα παρουσιαστεί το 2014.

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The new Mercedes-Benz A-Class is “always on”

Mercedes-Benz puts the iPhone® on wheels

Stuttgart. Mercedes-Benz is making smartphones mobile and ensuring that such electronic assistants will in future be fully linked into the car’s infotainment system. First off the blocks is the Apple® iPhone®, which Mercedes-Benz has now integrated comprehensively into the user experience concept of the new A-Class, as the first automotive manufacturer in the world to take this step. Thanks to a new “Digital DriveStyle App”, developed in-house, together with the „Drive Kit Plus for the Apple® iPhone®“, drivers can now access all the key content of their Apple® iPhone® through the in-vehicle display and enjoy safe and convenient operation of the device via the Controller on the center armrest. The attractive ‘look’ is ensured by the revolutionary user interface design. In a further world premiere, Mercedes-Benz will enable access to the voice-based intelligent companion Siriin the vehicle.This allows natural speech input, without the need for specific commands, to send messages, select music tracks and check the weather forecast or stock prices, as well as to make appointments. All the iPhone® integration functions can be used even with the entry-level Audio 20 system.

This seamless integration of the Apple® iPhone® into the vehicle, in conjunction with the new revolutionary user interface design, means that Mercedes-Benz is now able to offer the Facebook generation its natural home on four wheels, in the form of the new A-Class. Along with Facebook, Twitter and so on, the “Digital DriveStyle App” developed by Daimler offers further services and content to suit the digital lifestyle and will be available to download free of charge from the Apple® iTunes® store. Its highlights include:

  • Personalised internet radio by AUPEO! Personal Radio, which offers radio stations that compile an individual program for listeners and recommend similar music by genre or artists based on personal taste.
  • The advanced navigation software from Garmin, with internet-based real-time traffic information, online POI searches and 3D map display, all of which work even in combination with the entry-level multimedia system Audio 20
  • A socially interactive experience involving “sharing”, “posting” and the integration of music and other content from social networks including text-to-speech.
  • An intuitive ‘Car Finder’ which automatically stores the vehicle’s location. Pedestrian navigation makes it completely easy to find your way back to the car.
  • Access to the voice-based intelligent companion Siri.

New here is also the contextual and location-based display of menu content under the headings “Social”, “Media” and “Places”. The basic logic behind this was presented by Daimler for the first time in January of this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Appearing under the heading “Social”, for example, are the various friends and latest news from the social networks.

The user interface design is unique and revolutionary. Transparent symbols are illuminated in red to create three-dimensionally arranged navigation levels. Within the three-dimensional illustration provided by this menu structure, the user can move intuitively between the various functions in fluid, animated transitions. The user interface concept was designed and implemented by designers and engineers in the Mercedes-Benz research and development center in Palo Alto, California/USA. Enlarging the display of content on the screen to an appropriate format for use in a vehicle and allowing it to be controlled through the ergonomically positioned Controller on the center armrest makes operating the system both safe and easy.

The iPhone® is connected through an interface developed by Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH. This allows content to be fed directly from the graphics output of the device to the display of the vehicle. At the same time, the iPhone® is both powered and charged automatically while it is being used.

Full iPhone® integration is not only possible in conjunction with the COMAND Online multimedia system. All functions, including navigation, can also be used even with the entry-level Audio 20 system. Mercedes-Benz is thus making it possible for the A-Class’s younger target group in particular to continue their digital lifestyle seamlessly inside the vehicle. Both the “Digital DriveStyle App” and the “Drive Kit Plus for the Apple® iPhone®” will be making their debut in the new A-Class, which will be celebrating its world premiere at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and are also planned to be available from autumn 2012 for the B-, C- and E-Class.

Always at your service: the voice-based intelligent companion Siri

As the first automotive manufacturer to do so, Mercedes-Benz will be introducing Siriin a vehicle with easy access to it from the “Digital DriveStyle App”. While conventional voice recognition software demands the use of specific spoken commands, Siri understands natural speech patterns and will even ask questions in return should more information be needed in order to complete a given task.

Siri is a function of the latest iPhone® generation, 4S, and acts as a personal assistant. Given verbal instructions, for example, it will access the personal calendar to make or decline requests for appointments or meetings. SMS text messages can be dictated or read out, and emails sent. Siri can also be used as a convenient way of accessing the complete range of music stored on an iPhone® or to request the latest weather forecast.

Always up-to-date: COMAND Online with Cloud technology and Mercedes-Benz App Shop

Safe and convenient access to the internet on the move is already available in a whole series of Mercedes-Benz models: the fully integrated multimedia system COMAND Online was introduced in 2011. As well as innovative applications such as Google Local Search including Google Street View and Panoramio, Mercedes-Benz is the only manufacturer to offer the option of sending individually preconfigured routes from Google Maps on a PC to the vehicle. The internet connection that is required for the functions in COMAND Online is established via a mobile telephone Bluetooth link and a secure Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Mercedes-Benz is firmly convinced that the future lies with cloud computing. The software used in the COMAND Online applications is not stored in the vehicle, but runs off the Daimler Vehicle Backend. The advantage of this is that applications can be continually updated in the cloud, and new applications released to Mercedes-Benz customers, without the need to visit a workshop.

In this sense on March 31st, 2012 a new Mercedes-Benz App to access News will be available to COMAND Online customers.

Additionally, Mercedes-Benz Apps for COMAND Online will be offered soon in the new Mercedes-Benz App Shop. The first two Mercedes-Benz Apps to become available in the App Shop will be the Parking Finder and Morningstar Finance, that offers access to stock prices.

It is planned to introduce a dozen or so new applications each year. To this end, Daimler has set up App Development Groups in both Palo Alto, California/USA, and Bangalore, India.

  • cfu

    apla yperoxo

  • Mika

    Oti mas deixnei mexri twra omws,deixnoun ena sxedon idio tamplw me th B class, pera apo thn apomimhsh carbonfibre..
    Kai kapoia ylika sto tamplw ths B-class, legetai pws den tairiazoun sto onoma ths Mercedes, ara eimai periergos na dw pws tha einai pio poiotikh apo th C class, pou einai hdh se ypshlo epipedo..
    Kontozygwnei o kairos…

  • pariah

    Μικρή η διαφορά από την B class, η επένδυση λογικά θα υπάρχει σαν επιλογή και στην Β. Το θέμα είναι να δούμε το εξωτερικό και πόσο θα κοστολογηθεί…

  • α ρε iPhone…
    παντού είσαι!!!
    δεν εχω δει μια έταιρια να λέει compatible με android…ή σε promo φωτό να το έχει!!!

    χαβαλέ κάνω…μη πέσετε να με φάτε οι haters!!

    • pariah

      Εδώ είχαν βγει τα έγχρωμα και μέχρι πριν λίγο καιρό έβλεπα βάση για 6310…Απλώς το iphone αποτελεί μια δήλωση τύπου state of the art στο πουλ μουρ.

      Πάντως αυτό http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsd4oq7q9AY το θεωρώ πιο σημαντικό από λοιπές εφαρογές…

    • το δίκό σου τουτού είναι??
      πολύ ωραία εφαρμογή όντως!!!
      ουσιαστικά μπορεί να αντικαταστήσει όλα τα εσωτερικά οργανακια!
      μπορεί να υπάρχει κ σε iphone…!!

    • pariah

      Όχι δεν είναι το δικό μου, απλώς είναι εφαρμογή που συναντάται στο android. Στο app store ένα πολύ πρόχειρο έλεγχο που έκανα δεν είχε, αν και μου φαίνεται περίεργο.

  • johny

    ελεος πια με αυτο το iphone. Δηλαδη για εμας που δε μας αρεσει δε θα υπαρχει τιποτα?

  • RanTanPlan88

    Πιστεύω πως άνετα θα είναι καλύτερο απο Α3 και 1 series. Kαι σίγουρα πιο όμορφο.

  • glaz

    twra fenetai pl wraia alla fantasteite pio aples ekdoseis xwris tis othones kai xwris tin apomimisi carbon kai to eswteriko tha einai para poli ftwxo…

  • Ablaoublas

    apla aidia!!!!