Mercedes SL Series

The Complete Story

Author: Andrew Noakes

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781861266736

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

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Mercedes Benz has now been manufacturing SL sports cars for fifty years, and for all that time the cars adorned with those two special letters have been admired and coveted by car lovers the world over. It all started in 1954, with the fabulous and iconic 300SL Gullwing, a road car developed directly from the stunning 300SLR racing car. Other models followed, including the more affordable 190SL, the μPagoda' car of the sixties and the stylish ranges of the seventies and eighties. Mercedes now use the SL tag before rather than after the numbers in the cars' designations, but the line is as strong as ever, with a magnificent new range and an SLR supercar developed with McLaren that takes the family right back to its roots.
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Mercedes-Benz SL and SLC 107-Series 1971-1989

The Complete Story

Author: Andrew Noakes

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785003666

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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As one of the most remarkable models that Mercedes-Benz has ever created, the 107-series was a sales success for nearly two decades and has been an automotive icon for far longer. Elegant styling, effortless performance and superior build quality are central to the appeal of the Mercedes-Benz R107 SL and C107 SL models. This book details the complete history of the model from its design in the late 1960s, its launch in 1971, its development through the 1970s and 1980s to the end of production in 1989. Accompanied by over 250 archive pictures and original images, Mercedes-Benz SL and SLC 107-Series 1971-1989 - The Complete Story reveals the story behind the racing SLs and the works rally SLCs, and provides a valuable guide to buying and running these cars. Superbly illustrated with 260 archive and original colour and black & white photographs.
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Mercedes Benz 'Pagoda' 230, 250 & 280SL

W113 series Roadsters & Coupés 1963 to 1971

Author: Chris Bass

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845841131

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

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Stop! Don't buy a Mercedes Benz "Pagoda" 230SL, 250SL or 280SL roadster or coupe without buying this book first! Having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Chris Bass's years of Mercedes ownership: learn how to spot a bad car quickly and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price! Packed with good advice from running costs, through paperwork, vital statistics, valuation and the Mercedes community, to will it fit in your garage and with your lifestyle? This is the complete guide to choosing, assessing and buying your dream car.
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Mercedes W113

The Complete Story

Author: Myles Kornblatt

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847976964

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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In 1963 the Mercedes W113 replaced two cars: the 300 SL racing legend and the successful 190 SL. In the process, the 230/250/280 SL two-seat coupe/roadster became an icon not only by carving out the perfect niche between its two predecessors, but also by being like no other car on the road. Mercedes W113 - The Complete Story explores both the technical and social side of how this legend was born. The book covers: the W113's predecessors - the 300 SL and the 190 SL; design and development of the 230, 250 and 280 SL models, including the distinctive concave 'Pagoda' roof and the 'Californian Coupe' rear seat option; Bela Barenyi's innovations that made the 230 SL the first 'safety sports car'; rallying successes for the W113; the R107 successor, with specialist advice on 'Pagoda' restorations, and the W113 in popular culture. Superbly illustrated with 249 colour photographs.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Rover 800 Series

The Complete Story

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781785002243

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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For those who remember the big front-wheel-driver Rover with affection, this book sets out the full history looking at the design and development of all models: saloons, Fastbacks and Coupes; the Sterling in North America; comtemporary aftermarket modifications; Police usage and export variants. There is a helpful chapter on buying an owning a Rover 800 and the book is illustrated with 250 colour and black & white photographs.
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Mercedes-Benz SL

R230 series 2001 to 2011

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845847474

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Beginning with a look at the SL model's heritage, this book describes the full development and production history of a modern classic. Covering available models in all the major markets, year-by-year, and including limited editions, the data is supported by contemporary illustrations, sourced from the factory, plus in-depth appendices.
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Mercedes-Benz SLK

– R170 series 1996-2004

Author: Brian Long

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845846516

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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This book reveals the full history of the first generation Mercedes-Benz SLK, covering in detail the German, US, UK, Australian and Japanese markets. The perfect book to grace a Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts’ library shelf, it’s the definitive record of the model illustrated with stunning photographs.
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BMW 3 Series

The Complete Story

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861263179

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

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The current generation, which features family saloons, practical Touring versions, delicious convertibles, and 'supercar' saloons, seems far removed from the earlier cars. However, upon closer inspection the lineage is clear, and the one theme that runs throughout is that these are true drivers' cars. James Taylor tells the story of the design, development and production of each generation, and includes coverage of the M3, Touring and convertible variants. Filled with full specs and production figures.
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Mercedes-Benz, the Slk Models

The R171

Author: Bernd S. Koehling

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505423624

Category: Transportation

Page: 186

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This new book is the only one that covers in detail the complete history of the R171, the second generation SLK. Written by Mercedes expert Bernd S. Koehling it serves as the perfect reference work to everything SLK R171. It discusses not only all the upgrades and different specifications, it also explains the car's VIN, covers the COMAND system and lists the different model codes. It gives sound advice, what to look out for if one wants to buy a R171 and talks about possible vario roof and balance shaft sprocket issues. The book lets the reader experience driving the SLK55 AMG and continues with listing complete technical specifications and annual production history of each model. Plenty of interesting photos highlight many technical details of the different R171 versions.The author has so far over 25 books and e-books about Mercedes-Benz cars from the 1949 170V to the 2012 SL R231 to his credit.In this guide one can read- how the SLK story began- history of the vario roof- trouble-shooting the SLK vario roof- details of the R171- the engines- M272 balance shaft issues- the COMAND system- the option packages- the safety features- the SLK55 AMG- the SLK55 AMG Black Series- first upgrades- the 2008 facelift- the special editions- experiencing the SLK55 AMG- the Brabus SLK- other tuners- choosing a used R171- the SLK's VIN explained- the data card with detailed model code description- today's second hand SLK prices- the sales performance incl. annual prod. data for each model- the technical specs
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Mercedes-Benz SL

190SL and Pagoda Models, the Cars and Their Story, 1955-71

Author: Laurence Meredith

Publisher: Motorbooks International

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 79

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Essential Mercedes SL Laurence Meredith Subtitled: 19SL & Pagoda Models, the Cars and Their Story 1955-71. History, descriptions and analysis of the full range of Mercedes sports cars from 1955 to 1971, represented by the delightful 19SL ofthe 195s and the timeless Pagoda-roof models of the 196s. Contains informative specs, performance d ata and production figures. Sftbd., 8 1/4x 1 1/4, 8 pgs., 6 b&w ill., 6 color.
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The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“
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Books in Print

Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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Mr. Mercedes

Roman

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641142938

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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Schneller, gefährlicher, tödlicher – Mr. Mercedes Ein Mercedes S 600 – »zwei Tonnen deutsche Ingenieurskunst« – rast in eine Menschenmenge. Es gibt viele Todesopfer, der Fahrer entkommt. Der Wagen wird später gefunden. Auf dem Beifahrersitz liegt eine Clownsmaske, das Lenkrad ziert ein grinsender Smiley. Monate später meldet sich der Massenmörder und droht ein Inferno mit Tausenden Opfern an. Stephen King, der Meister des Schreckens, verschafft uns in Mr. Mercedes beunruhigende Einblicke in den Geist eines besessenen Mörders bar jeglichen Gewissens. Eine wirtschaftlich geplagte Großstadt im Mittleren Westen der USA. In den frühen Morgenstunden haben sich auf dem Parkplatz vor der Stadthalle Hunderte verzweifelte Arbeitsuchende eingefunden. Jeder will der Erste sein, wenn die Jobbörse ihre Tore öffnet. Im Morgendunst blendet ein Autofahrer auf. Ohne Vorwarnung pflügt er mit einem gestohlenen Mercedes durch die wartende Menge, setzt zurück und nimmt erneut Anlauf. Es gibt viele Tote und Verletzte. Der Mörder entkommt. Noch Monate später quält den inzwischen pensionierten Detective Bill Hodges, dass er den Fall des Mercedes-Killers nicht aufklären konnte. Auf einmal bekommt er Post von jemand, der sich selbst der Tat bezichtigt und ein noch diabolischeres Verbrechen ankündigt. Hodges erwacht aus seiner Rentnerlethargie. Im Verein mit ein paar merkwürdigen Verbündeten setzt er alles daran, den geisteskranken Killer zu stoppen. Aber der ist seinen Verfolgern immer einen Schritt voraus.
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Die Tochter der Wälder

Roman

Author: Juliet Marillier

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426435195

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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»Du wirst herausfinden, was zu tun ist, Tochter der Wälder – durch Verrat und Verlust und durch viele Prüfungen ...« Im 9. Jahrhundert nach Christus müssen die keltischen Fürsten ihr Land gegen den Ansturm der Briten verteidigen. Fern der Schlachtfelder wächst Sorcha als jüngste Tochter der Herren von Sevenwaters auf. Das behütete Leben findet ein jähes Ende als ein Fluch ihre sechs Brüder trifft. Sorcha ist die Einzige, die sie retten kann – doch dafür muss sie mehr aufgeben als sie sich jemals hätte vorstellen können ... Der erste Band der bezaubernden Erfolgsserie von Juliet Marillier! Alle Romane der magischen Sevenwaters-Saga in der Reihenfolge ihres Erscheinens: »Die Tochter der Wälder«, »Der Sohn der Schatten«, »Das Kind der Stürme« und »Die Erben von Sevenwaters«. Begeisterte Leserstimmen: »Ein rundum wundervolles Buch von einer brillianten Autorin!« »Man liebt und leidet mit den Protagonisten mit - und bei einigen Stellen kamen mir sogar die Tränen vor Rührung.« »Wer noch etwas von seiner Liebe zu Märchen aus der Kindheit ins Erwachsensein hinübergerettet hat, wird von diesem zauberhaften Roman begeistert sein. Unbedingt lesenswert!« »Von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite gelingt es Juliet Marillier den Leser zu fesseln. Man kann sich perfekt in die Charaktere hineinversetzten; fühlt, freut und leidet mit ihnen.«
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Mercedes-Benz, the Slk Models

The R172

Author: Bernd S. Koehling

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781505473728

Category: Transportation

Page: 172

View: 6006

This new book is the only one that covers in detail the complete history of the R172, the third generation SLK. Two other such books cover the R170 and R171. Written by Mercedes expert Bernd S. Koehling, this book serves as the perfect reference work to everything SLK R172. It discusses not only the different specifications, it also explains the car's VIN, covers the COMAND system and lists the different model codes.It gives sound advice, what to look out for if one wants to buy a used R172 and talks about possible vario roof issues. The book lets the reader experience driving the SLK250 CDI and continues with listing complete technical specifications and annual production history of each model. Plenty of interesting photos highlight many technical details of the different R172 versions..The author has so far over 25 books and e-books about Mercedes-Benz cars from the 1949 170V to the 2012 SL R231 to his credit.In this guide one can read - how the SLK story began - history of the vario roof - trouble-shooting the SLK vario roof - details of the R172 - the engines - the suspension - the interior - the safety features - prices and specifications - the SLK250 CDI - the SLK55 AMG - the option packages - the COMAND system - the special editions - first upgrades and changes - experiencing the SLK250 CDI - the tuners - choosing a used R172 - the SLK's VIN explained - the data card with detailed model code description - the technical specifications of each model
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BMW M5

The Complete Story

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781785000454

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

View: 4294

BMW's M5 was a simple concept: a production 5 Series saloon re-developed for high performance by the Motorsport division. The M5 was the car that really initiated the legend of the M-cars from BMW. The letter M has been applied to a high-performance BMW as early as 1978, but that year's M1 was an exotic supercar. It had the right image, but the M1 was never going to bring in major profits. The M5 was much simpler in concept. It was and remains a production 5 Series saloon, redeveloped for ultra-high performance. Manufacturing costs were minimized, allowing BMW to price the car more attractively and still bring in healthy profits.
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Road & Track

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobile racing

Page: N.A

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BMW 5 Series

Author: James Taylor

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861261786

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

View: 7038

In this manual, motoring historian James Taylor tells the story of the design, development and production of the BMW 5 Series, through each generation. Topics covered include: the history of BMW before the 5 Series; detailed model-by-model specifications; production details and running costs; M-Series and touring models; and advice on buying a BMW 5 Series today.
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