Fuel efficiency has been a hot topic for years with hybrids becoming commonplace, but Mercedes-Benz was already looking in that direction way back in 1981. They debuted the Auto 2000 at the Frankfurt Motor Show as a car that used aerodynamics and mechanical advancements to be as fuel efficient as possible. The design might not
The 1981 Mercedes-Benz Auto 2000 Concept Was an Early Gas Miser
Auto 2000 – testing of different drive systems In the late the Federal German Ministry for Research and Technology launched the “Auto project in which several carmakers participated. Fuel consumption was not supposed to exceed eleven liters per 100 km .
"Auto research car - Towards an economical, low-emission future. petrol engine with cylinder shut-off and bi-turbo diesel engine. Pointing the way forwards for aerodynamics.
Mercedes C-111, one of a series of experimental prototypes built in the 60s/70s using Wankel and turbocharged engines.
The Mercedes-Benz Museum is staging a special exhibition from April to November Find out about the exciting career of a vehicle whose dynamic design and spectacular performance figures caused excitement lasting a whole decade.
1966 Jaguar The Jaguar was a prototype racing car developed by Jaguar to challenge at Le Mans in the It never raced, and only one was ever produced. The car has not been officially valued, but a million bid for it was declined by the owners in sport cars