Mercedes-Benz S-Class

S-Class is Mercedes-Benz's strategic product line in the large luxury sedan segment and is the series that has won many international awards.

S-Class (also known as Sonderklasse) is Mercedes-Benz's strategic product line in large luxury Sedan segment. Since its launch, this model has been popular in many markets as well as winning many important international awards.

Mercedes-Benz S-Class car

S-Class is Mercedes-Benz's strategic product line in the large luxury sedan segment and is the series that has won many international awards.

S-Class (also known as Sonderklasse) is Mercedes-Benz's strategic product line in large luxury Sedan segment. Since its launch, this model has been popular in many markets as well as winning many important international awards.

1. About the S-Class

Although in 1972, the S-Class was officially launched, but the predecessor of this model was Ponton, which appeared in 1954. Although it has been more than 60 years with 6 generations (the current generation is W222. ) but the S-Class is still the most popular product line in the large luxury segment. Previous generations such as W140 (1991-1998), W220 (1998 - 2005), W221 (2006 - 2013), ... have helped this model dominate many markets around the world.

As one of Mercedes-Benz's flagship cars in Vietnam, the S-Class accounts for 10% of its 2017 sales. Especially in the large luxury sedan segment, this model has 80% domestic market share.

Not only is the user preferred, S-Class is also highly appreciated by experts. In 2017, this model was voted the luxury model of the year by U.S. News & World Report, New York Daily News, Auto Express, National Business Review, etc. In addition, the S-Class also surpassed strong competitors in the same segment to become a smooth, quiet and comfortable vehicle. The best roof is announced by Consumer Reports in January 2018.

2. The S-Class models

Mercedes-Benz S 450 L was born to replace the Mercedes-Benz S 400 L version, the car has had very good sales in the past. Compared to the old version, Mercedes-Benz S 450 L is improved in both interior and exterior, making the car more energetic and modern. This is also the model that Mercedes-Benz expects to continue leading the large luxury sedan segment in the near future.

Mercedes-Benz S 450 L Luxury and Mercedes-Benz S 450 L are S-Class duo introduced in Vietnam in the middle of 2018. Although the equipment and engines are quite similar, but really Mercedes-Benz S 450 L Luxury is supplemented with many conveniences compared to its "brothers": black Lacquer Piano wood paneled furniture (Mercedes-Benz S 450 L uses brown brown Burr Walnut balls), commercial chairs Rear with 43.5-degree reclining with calf cushion, Burmester surround sound system with 26 speakers of 1,590 W, ...

3. Exterior

The S-Class's exterior change is most clearly seen on the duo of Mercedes-Benz S 450 L and Mercedes-Benz S 450 L Luxury. Accordingly, instead of using a single 4-radiator grille, the S-Class has been changed by a 3-nanometer dual-style model with glossy black vertical stripes. Besides, this 2018 S-Class duo also possesses a new wheel: the Mercedes-Benz S 450 L is a 18-inch and 5-inch dual 19-inch dual spoke with the Mercedes-Benz S 450 L Luxury.

The front lamp cluster adopts the latest generation MULTIBEAM LED technology with 3 long-lasting daylight strip lights and 84 high-performance LED bulbs in each cluster. This is a headlight technology that is able to adjust according to many traffic and weather conditions and does not blind the vehicles moving in the opposite direction. Thanks to this change, the front end not only increased the sharpness but also helped ensure the safety of the user when traveling at night.

4. Interior

The interior of Mercedes-Benz products in general and S-Class in particular has never disappointed users. Possessing spacious, fully equipped interior compartments such as voice control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Touchpad touch screen entertainment, ... S-Class products are capable of Good support for customer entertainment or work on the car.

The special feature of the 2018 versions is the Vietnamese interface. With this change, domestic users will operate more quickly and accurately, thus utilizing the functions in the most optimal way.

Moreover, S-Class also equipped with many technologies to help recreate the senses such as:

- Border lighting system with 64 colors allows choosing colors for areas with 10 different styles.

- Burmester® High-End 3D dome system 26 speakers with a capacity of 1590 watts for excellent quality (this equipment is currently available on the Mercedes-Benz S 450 L Luxury).

- AIR-BALANCE includes air filter, oxygen ionizing function and customers can also choose one of four fragrances exclusively prepared by Marc vom Ende.

- 6-mode massage function in the row of seats, including 2 modes combined with heating to create hot ice effect to help customers relax after a hard working day.

Besides the standard S-Class technology, with the Mercedes-Benz S 450 L Luxury, customers also have the opportunity to experience other great features, namely: the windscreen display system. HUD, MAGIC VISION CONTROL wiper and night driving assistance system NIGHT VIEW ASSIST PLUS.

5. Engine

Although the car is for business people (ie owners often sit in the back seat), the S-Class is still equipped with powerful engine blocks, which makes car owners attracted and want to drive directly to cover experience. The Mercedes-Benz S 450 L duo and the Mercedes-Benz S 450 L Luxury use a new twin-turbo V6 engine that produces 367 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque at 1,600 rpm.

Not only that, this model also offers users 4 active and flexible driving modes - Dynamic Select including: Eco, Sport, Comfort, Individual. When combined with AIRMATIC air suspension, S-Class products will be more compact at high speeds.

In addition, the car also received many positive feedback from users when providing a lot of modern technology to support driving safety such as Attention Assist, cornering ( ESP®), anti-lock braking (ABS), anti-slip acceleration (ASR), PRE-SAFE® system, ...

S-Class is a symbol of luxury, elegance and also one of the few luxury cars received good evaluation by customers and experts. With positive changes in design, engine as well as comfort, the new S-Class models promise to continue to lead large-scale luxury sedans like previous generations.
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BMW X5 2019 has just launched VND 4.3 billion worth of anything special?

BMW X5 SUV is distributed only in xLine xDrive40i version. Vehicles equipped with 3.0L 6-cylinder turbocharged engine, 340 horsepower capacity, selling price of 4.3 billion.

Along with the BMW X7, BMW X5 is the latest model just launched in Vietnam market. The car is distributed only in the xLine xDrive40i version, priced at VND 4,299 billion. Compared to competitors in the same segment as Lexus RX, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Audi Q7, BMW X5's selling price is significantly higher.

Known as an SUV, but X5 is BMW with SAV (Sport Activity Vehicle) - multi-function sports car. In the new generation, BMW X5 has a comprehensive change from design to frame as well as integrating many modern technologies to help bring a better experience.

The car has an overall length of x width x height x 4,922 x 2,004 x 1,745 mm respectively and a wheelbase of 2,975 mm, a clearance range of 214 mm, a turning radius of 6.3 m. BMW X5's unloaded volume is 2,060 kg, full load is 2.8 tons.

Compared to the old generation, the new BMW X5 is 20 mm longer than the old one, the width increased by 66 mm, 19 mm higher and the wheelbase increased by 36 mm. The index increased, making X5 approach X7 seniors in shape.

The xLine package is available on the X5 including many aluminum cladding elements, including the grille, front bumper, baga hood, window trim. And inside there is a handmade embroidery border on the chair surface, or door panel with decorative lamp details.

At the front, the X5 has a large-sized kidney heat sink, bumpers and a large wind cavity. LED technology headlight cluster is capable of adapting the steering angle.

On the side of the car, embossed ribs stretch from the front wheel cavity to the rear door handle to enhance the muscular look of the X5. Set of 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, sturdy, can accommodate a variety of terrain.

At the rear, the characteristic L-shaped LED taillights come with a striking chrome dual exhaust system. The small wind wing mounted on the back door also adds a sporty look to this SUV.

Inside the interior, X5 2019 is applied with many high-class materials and advanced technologies. The new steering wheel comes with a digital display that replaces the traditional instrument cluster.

Besides, the 12.3-inch touch-screen entertainment center supports entertainment features with a more modern interface than the old version. In addition, the car also has four independent zones, large sunroof, high-end 20-speaker sound system.

The basic safety features are all present on this new generation SAV, including blind spot warnings, false lane warnings, front / rear collision warning, pedestrian pedestrian and emergency brake warning. dynamic.

BMW X5 xDrive40i uses I6 3.0L engine for 349 horsepower capacity at 5,500-6,500 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 1,500-5,200 minutes. Vehicles using 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive system full-time AWD. The X5's 0-100 km / h acceleration is 5.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 243 km / h. BMW X5 has 4 driving modes, including Comfort, Eco Pro, Sport and Adaptive. The average consumption level is declared at 8.5-8.8 liters / 100km.
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What will the 11th generation Mitsubishi Lancer look like?

The 11th-generation Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution will own Dynamic Shield's design language that features and shares the platform with the Renault Megane sedan.

Last time the legendary Mitsubishi Lancer sedan launched the new generation since 2007. It is also the 10th generation, however, it is only sold in some markets such as Brazil, Egypt and Taiwan, but not globally. . To date, the Japanese carmaker has yet to release the next generation of Lancer Evolution.

However, with past successes, it is likely that the new Mitsubishi Lancer will be released in the near future. Mitsubishi also revealed it is planning to release the 11th generation Lancer Evolution.

If that happens, the sedan will inherit the new DNA that Mitsubishi is applying. The Kolesa page was based on that hypothesis to outline the 11th generation Lancer Evolution with the brand's Dynamic Shield design language.

Designers have adopted the typical Mitsubishi grille design with chrome trim (similar to Eclipse Cross and Mitsubishi Triton pickup models) into the body of the Renault Megane sedan.

LED headlights are low while the sharp LED positioning lights move upwards, similar to recent Mitsubishi models. Two-tone body color with hood and column A is dark gray, giving contrast to the white body.

This also makes Lancer look more active. In fact, this design is inspired by the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer Concept.

In the back, Mitsubishi Lancer sketches use horizontal LED taillights, interconnected by the latest car design trend. The rear bumper has a sporty design, black paint and concealed exhaust pipes.

Choosing the Renault Megane sedan as the basis for this sketch is not accidental. Mitsubishi has announced that the next generation Lancer will share the platform with Megane.

It is unclear what new engine the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution will equip. The 10th generation of this model has a 1.8L engine, 138 horsepower, comes with CVT gearbox or 6-speed manual, front-drive system.
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'Lexus Taiwan' Luxgen S5 bought 1 billion, reselling only 380 million dong

The sedan once dubbed "Lexus Taiwan" has just been offered for sale by owner for VND 380 million, which surprised many people because it was too cheap compared to the new purchase price of more than VND 1 billion.

Recently, a 2013 Luxgen S5 2.0L Turbo was advertised by the owner for just over VND 300 million, which surprised many connoisseurs because the price was too cheap compared to the original price.

It is known that Mr. Duong now sells his Luxgen S5 for 380 million dong, which means that he suffers about 700 million dong after 6 years of using the car. Talking to reporters, Mr. Lang Van Duong, 28 years old in Thai Nguyen said: "This car I bought new since 2013, is a Taiwanese import car. 6 years ago, I bought a car for more than 1 billion. At that time, this car was a luxury vehicle and many people wanted it. "

"This car is still very new in appearance, the car is running smoothly. The car has been rolling for 70,000 km. Everyone says it is cheap, but I also understand the market of used cars for a long time and have to pity for sale at a price. so".

According to observation, Mr. Duong's Luxgen S5 is dark blue and the paint is still shiny. The milky white interior is quite new.

Judging by the price of this car, Mr. Van Giang, owner of an old car showroom in Long Bien, Hanoi, said: “A new car costing less than 1 billion in Vietnam is often considered by many people to be cars. to. After 6 years of using with a total of 70,000 km of rolling for sale of 380 million dong, according to the general situation, it can be said that catastrophic inflation. However, according to my experience, since the launch of the Vietnamese market in 2010, Luxgen cars are not very popular including new and old cars.

According to Mr. Giang, Taiwan's "made in" mentality, China has long been compared by Vietnamese consumers when it has the same high price as Japanese and Korean cars, while the brand is still unfamiliar and the quality is not yet. verified. That is also the reason why Taiwanese brand cars are still difficult to sell in Vietnam. Currently in the market of used cars, Luxgen models only range from 350-500 million VND / unit.

Reportedly, Luxgen S5 2.0T sedan was officially launched in late 2012 and opened for sale in 2013. At the time of launch, many people appreciated the design and equipment of this model. Because the car is equipped with modern technology and safety. The dashboard has a dynamic design, neatly arranged, scientific parts. 9-inch LCD touch screen comes with smart Think + Touch system (produced by Luxgen and HTC phone brand).

Luxgen 5S Sedan was launched in Vietnam at the 2012 Vietnam auto show with two versions of 1.8T and 2.0T. It is equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine with a capacity of 127 kW (170 hp), a torque of 256 Nm. Unlike the 1.8T version, which only uses a 5-speed automatic transmission, the 2.0T version uses a 6-speed automatic transmission that makes the car's performance smooth and smoother.
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Hyundai i20 2020 has the same style as the Elantra, launched late

For mainly the Asia-TBD and Europe markets, Hyundai i20 2020 will have more upgrades.

The current Hyundai i20 has an easy-to-see design but not for the crowd. Meanwhile, i20 2020 will use Hyundai's new design language, so it has sporty designs like Sonata and Elantra, Carscoops said.

Hyundai's new small cars will look more angular. The front design features a large grille, LED headlights and fog lights located in the triangular recesses.

In addition, the curve runs from the edge of the headlight to the taillights to be softer and more subtle. The rear section also changes with horizontal LED.

The new Hyundai i20 retains its small size, 5-door hatchback style. However, the storage space is wider, the rear is more comfortable, the cabin is of higher quality.

In terms of technology, the new Hyundai i20 will be equipped with a larger infotainment screen system with satellite navigation, support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The driver assistance feature is also available as lane assist, distracted driver alert with automatic front and rear emergency braking.

In terms of engines, it is likely that the new Hyundai i20 will use the current 1.2-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine, while adding a 1.0L three-cylinder turbocharged engine. In some markets like India, there will be a diesel version.

The new Hyundai i20 uses a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DCT dual-clutch gearbox (automatic). Vehicles using front wheel drive system.

For those who like high-performance cars, the Hyundai i20 will have N variants over 200 horsepower, using a 1.6L four-cylinder turbocharged engine.
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What's more recent BMW X5 in Vietnam than Mercedes-Benz GLE?

New generation BMW X5 has launched in Vietnam market, selling price is VND 4.3 billion. While rival Mercedes-Benz GLE sold for 3.6-3.9 billion is still the old generation.

The BMW X5 4th generation SUV has just launched in Vietnam market. The vehicle is distributed only in the xL40 xL40 version, selling price is VND 4.3 billion. BMW X5 is a formidable competitor for Mercedes-Benz GLE (VND 3,599-3,899 billion).

Meanwhile, the Mercedes-Benz GLE 2020 launched in the world in September 2018 has not yet launched the Vietnam market. The GLE model is being distributed in Vietnam in the old generation launched in 2015. The launch of the new BMW X5 partly puts pressure on competitors. There is also information that the new Mercedes-Benz GLE will dock in Vietnam in 2019, but at the present time, the old GLE will face the new generation X5 in the luxury SUV segment.

Design: X5 nature than GLE

BMW X5 has an overall length of x width x height x 4,922 x 2,004 x 1,745 mm respectively and a wheelbase of 2,975 mm, a clearance of 214 mm, a turning radius of 6.3 m. BMW X5's unloaded volume is 2,060 kg, full load is 2.8 tons.

Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz GLE is slightly smaller in size, which makes the interior space of this model more tight than its competitors. The length x width x height is 4.819 x 1.935 x 1.796 mm, the base axis is 2,915 mm. However, the Mercedes-Benz GLE's volume is heavier than its rival, at 2,130 kg without load and 2.9 tons of full load.

If Mercedes-Benz GLE possesses luxurious and elegant features, BMW X5 2020 is a better car. The kidney-shaped grille section on the BMW X5 2020 is significantly larger than the older generation, the headlights are also separate from the steering wheel.

GLE body embossing lines create a lot of folds, but the overall body is still more elegant than the BMW X5. The front end of the BMW X5 has large air vents, a combination of side ribs and distinct wheel arches that make this SUV look more sturdy.

The latest generation of Mercedes-Benz GLE has also been changed in a more energetic manner, rated as a "half-pound" with BMW X5 2020. However, this car has not yet been launched in Vietnam.

The tail section of Mercedes-Benz GLE has a large LED taillight, the rear bumper has an obsolete design. Meanwhile, BMW X5 2020 combines German style and a bit of American muscle, a modern and youthful rear end.

The interior space of the BMW X5 is significantly changed, more spacious and airy. The air conditioning doors inside are designed more clearly, HVAC temperature control system is located in the same cluster with central air conditioner, separated from the sound control buttons.

This helps the driver easily manipulate without taking his eyes off the road. The wider infotainment screen is true to the current design trend, the digital watch face behind the steering wheel is thinner.

Meanwhile, the interior design of Mercedes-Benz GLE is somewhat more outdated, the function buttons are dense, not as neat as rivals. As for the infotainment system, the Mercedes-Benz GLE is also worse than its competitors by owning a 7-inch center entertainment screen, while the BMW X5 2020 is 12.3 inches. Mercedes-Benz GLE has a 14-speaker sound system, while the BMW X5 is 20 speakers.

Motivation and safety: X5 is better than GLE

Safety technologies on Mercedes-Benz GLE include collision prevention support system with automatic deceleration support function, active parking assistance, distraction alert, Crosswind Assist system, onion control proactive and proactive emergency braking.

Compared to the newly launched BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE has less safety equipment. GLE's new rival is equipped with lane departure warning, blind spot warning and pedestrian warning.

The engine of BMW X5 has the same performance as Mercedes-Benz GLE. BMW X5 version xDrive40i uses I6 3.0L engine for a capacity of 340 horsepower at 5,500-6,500 rpm and torque of 450 Nm at 1,500-5,200 minutes. Meanwhile Mercedes-Benz GLE uses 3.0L V6 engine, capacity of 333 horsepower and 480 Nm of torque.

BMW X5 uses Steptronic 8-speed automatic transmission and 4-wheel drive full-time AWD, and Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC uses 7-speed 7G-Tronic Plus gearbox. The X5's acceleration of 0-100 km / h is 5.5 seconds before reaching a top speed of 243 km / h. While Mercedes-Benz GLE takes 6 seconds to reach 100 km / h from the stationary position, the maximum speed is 247 km / h.

BMW X5 has 4 driving modes, including Comfort, Eco Pro, Sport and Adaptive. The average consumption level is declared at 8.5-8.8 liters / 100km. Mercedes-Benz GLE 400 4MATIC has 5 driving modes including Comfort, Sport, Slippery, Individual and Offroad, the average fuel consumption is 9.2 liters / 100 km.

Price: GLE outperforms X5
The selling price of BMW X5 xDrive40i xLine is 4,299 billion VND, higher than Mercedes-Benz GLE 400-700 million VND, this amount is enough to buy an extra class B car. Newer shape is the advantage of BMW X5. The external GLE is cheaper, there are more options, and the actual use has never lagged behind the X5.

The latest generation of Mercedes-Benz GLE has also launched the world with drastic changes in design, rumored to be released in Vietnam later this year. This will be good news for the fans of this model, when the current generation of Mercedes-Benz GLE has got old compared to direct competitors.
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Honda CR-V still surpasses Mazda CX-5 after a hard-to-brake 'fault'

Some Honda salespeople said that the braking phenomenon of the CR-V 2019 did not have much impact on customers' buying decisions.

According to VAMA's report, in June 2019, Honda CR-V sales reached 977 vehicles, down more than 300 vehicles compared to May (1,317 vehicles) but still surpassed Mazda CX-5 (832 cars).

June is also the time when some CR-V users in Vietnam reflect on the phenomenon of error and hard brake pedal when using Cruise Control mode.

There has not been any unfortunate incident related to the above error, Honda Vietnam has put forward the processing direction by reinstalling ECU software. The company also recommends that drivers should not put their foot on the brake pedal continuously during driving, while using Cruise Control.

However, this phenomenon partly creates anxiety in people who are buying and going to buy CR-V cars, making sales of this model in June decrease compared to May.

"Many customers want to wait for how to resolve Honda Vietnam then decide whether to buy a car or not," said salesman of Bac Ninh Honda dealer.

"Customers who are using CR-V also share with dealers that this phenomenon appears in a few cars so it does not affect much psychology", Tay Ho Honda dealer staff exchanged by phone.

"Many people believe in Honda's brand, so they remain optimistic," a Honda salesman said.

Currently, some Honda dealers are implementing promotion and discount programs, the highest reduction is VND 30 million depending on each agent. This is seen as a move to stimulate consumption, increase sales after the phenomenon of hard brakes last June.

Ending the first half of 2019, Honda CR-V with sales of 8,104 cars, sold better than Mazda CX-5 reached 6,160 vehicles. Instead of upgrading the CX-5, Mazda Vietnam introduced the CX-8 with the same design as the CX-5 but longer and has 7 seats. The CX-8's engine is also coupled with the CX-5, which is refined to create more efficient operation.

After the impact on the brake pedal when running the cruise control, the Honda CR-V appeared an error, the brake power system did not work.
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