DaimlerChrysler at the 76th Geneva International Motor Show

DaimlerChrysler at the 76th Geneva International Motor Show  
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on 02/21/2006


DaimlerChrysler will be presenting the broad scope of its passenger car product ranges and activities at the 2006 Geneva International Motor Show.

On the way to emission-free driving

Concern over global warming underlines the importance of the company’s ongoing work to protect the environment. DaimlerChrysler spends over 1.5 billion Euros a year on environmental research: improving current engine technology; working with the fuel industry to improve conventional fuels; looking into replacing fossil fuels with fuel from regenerative sources; and developing alternative propulsion technologies such as hybrid and fuel cell drive. Geneva gives us an opportunity to show you the work being undertaken at DaimlerChrysler to make a future of emission-free driving a true possibility.

The world’s cleanest diesel engine – from Mercedes-Benz

The pioneering BLUETEC system, displayed in Geneva in a new Vision CLS 320 BLUETEC concept car, makes this the cleanest diesel engine in the world - from Mercedes-Benz of course. A new V6 direct-injection engine in the CLS 350 CGI exemplifies what improvements are being made as far as petrol engines are concerned, too.

World premiere Mercedes-Benz CLK 63 AMG

A further focus at this year’s Mercedes-Benz stand will be on new models from Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The top-of-the-range CLK 63 AMG will celebrate its world premiere in Geneva, while European debuts include the R 63 AMG — a particularly dynamic interpretation of the new Mercedes-Benz R-Class — and the new-look high-performance SL 55 and SL 65 AMG roadsters.

GL-Class for Europe

The Mercedes-Benz press conference will also feature a new GL-Class for the European market, a GL 320 CDI with a high-performance, high-torque V6 diesel engine.

smart alternatives

smart demonstrated at last year’s IAA motor show in Frankfurt that it can produce a hybrid vehicle. But smart can do a whole lot more, as you will see in Geneva, where we will be presenting a number of additional alternative drive concepts as well as the current series of smart fortwo and smart forfour vehicles.

There will also be several special edition models of the smart fortwo and forfour, including the smart fortwo grandstyle edition and the nightrun edition. Watch out for details of just what will be coming to the UK.

Discover Dodge

Chrysler Group will be showcasing an all-new Dodge Concept Car for the B-segment – the Hornet; as well as the Chrysler Imperial concept first seen in Detroit. Full details will of course be available in the Geneva press pack. Also from Dodge come the Caliber and Nitro, the first volume vehicles to lead the expansion of the Dodge brand outside of North America, and marking their European premieres in Geneva. UK dealers are already gearing up to the arrival of the Caliber in July; to be followed by the Nitro in 2007.

The high-performance Chrysler 300C Touring SRT-8 will also premiere at the show. We’ll be launching its saloon sibling in right-hand drive in April, and the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 (the fastest 4x4 in the world) in July, so fingers crossed for the Touring version to make it as a right-hooker to the UK as well.

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