Mercedes-Benz onslaught

Mercedes-Benz shows up with 19 new models at the 2007 Frankfurt auto show.

A crowd of people shows up to look at a crowd of cars.
A crowd of people shows up to look at a crowd of cars. CNET Networks

As we reported earlier , Mercedes-Benz promised 19 cars in 15 minutes at the 2007 Frankfurt auto show, and damn if they didn't deliver. The German automakers press conference resulted in a fleet of cars out on the show floor. As one might expect, Frankfurt is a huge auto show for Mercedes-Benz--the company gets a whole concert hall in the fair grounds to show off its cars. It filled the lower level of the hall with everything from the new F700 research vehicle to the Smart Micro-Hybrid. There were also quite a few variations on the hybrid theme, from regular gas-electric hybrids, such as the ML450 SUV, to diesel-electric hybrids, such as the C300 wagon.

The Mercedes-Benz C300 uses a diesel engine and a hybrid electric system.
The Mercedes-Benz C300 uses a diesel engine and a hybrid electric system. CNET Networks

We will follow up with more detailed information on these models in our continuing coverage from the 2007 Frankfurt auto show.

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Wayne Cunningham reviews cars and writes about automotive technology for CNET. Prior to the Car Tech beat, he covered spyware, Web building technologies, and computer hardware. He began covering technology and the Web in 1994 as an editor of The Net magazine. He's also the author of "Vaporware," a novel that's available as a Nook e-book.

 

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