Mercedes-Benz incenio designer wheels

Mercedes-Benz incenio designer wheels  
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on 09/11/2006

Source: DaimlerChrysler

The new Mercedes-Benz incenio designer wheels for the new CL-Class have a progressive styling which underlines the exceptional two-door car’s confident looks. The optimised weight reduces the unsprung masses, ensuring an even more direct response from the CL-Class. The highlight of Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH’s five product range of designer wheels for the CL-Class is the exclusive 20-inch 10-spoke model. The full incenio range offers a wide selection of wheel designs. There are over 50 options to choose from, with specific styles for each Mercedes-Benz model series. The company has a long tradition in the field and was indeed among the pioneers in the use of light-alloy wheels. Stringent test procedures and extensive checks ensure uncompromising quality.

Retrofitting light-alloy wheels with an individual design is something that is at the top of drivers’ wish lists the world over. Worldwide around 110 million wheels a year are marketed in after-sales, a particularly high proportion of them in the luxury-class vehicle sector. Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH is set to introduce an exclusive 20-inch wheel for the new CL-Class Coupé. The new 10-spoke “Alaraph” model will be available from the end of October 2006 in size 8.5J x 20 ET 43 with size 255/35 R20 tyres. The even wider 9.5J x 20 ET 43 format will be available for the rear axle with size 275/35 R20 tyres.

Four further exclusive incenio designer wheels in sizes 19, 18 and 17 inches complete the options available for the new CL-Class. The incenio range for the luxury Coupé comes in “sterling silver”, a particularly lustrous shade with an impressive and intense depth of sheen. All wheels are painstakingly finished and optimally protected by up to four layers of paint.

Standards: uncompromising design and safety

Where the creative process is concerned, Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH is able to draw on the expertise of the vehicle development department and the Sindelfingen Design Studio. This close collaboration allows wheel designs to be realised at an early stage: unlike the providers of many retrofit products on the open market, the experts have access to a new Mercedes-Benz vehicle a year before sales begin. Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH is equally uncompromising when it comes to safety: because the wheel/tyre combination in question has an effect on performance, the chassis specialists specify the framework for the development: sufficient clearance in the wheel arch must be assured as must compatibility with components in the wheel disc, in other words the brakes, suspension and cables.

In addition to offering an unmistakable look and uncomprising safety standars, the exceptional wheels also meet the highest of demands when it comes to comfort and smoothness. Stringent manufacturing tolerances and constant quality checks ensure good concentricity and help prevent axial run out, keeping unpleasant vibrations away from the interior. Those of a sporty disposition will also find plenty to appreciate: optimisation of the wheel weight reduces the vehicle’s unsprung masses, resulting in an enhanced, more spontaneous steering response.

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