Light-alloy wheels

11A291
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    Light-alloy wheels from Mercedes-Benz Accessories: In good time for the switch from winter to summer tyres at the beginning of spring, Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH is offering new wheel models designed to lend Mercedes vehicles an even more impressive appearance. Bichromatic wheels such as the Incenio 5-twin-spoke wheel for the SLK-Class are becoming ever more popular.
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    Apr 1, 2011
11B294
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    Light-alloy wheels from Mercedes-Benz Accessories
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    Apr 1, 2011
11C297_01
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    Light-alloy wheels from Mercedes-Benz Accessories
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    Apr 1, 2011
11C297_03
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    Light-alloy wheels from Mercedes-Benz Accessories
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    Apr 1, 2011
11C297_02
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    Light-alloy wheels from Mercedes-Benz Accessories
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    Apr 1, 2011
11C297_04
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    Light-alloy wheels from Mercedes-Benz Accessories
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    Apr 1, 2011
11C297_05
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    Light-alloy wheels from Mercedes-Benz Accessories
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    Apr 1, 2011
11C297_06
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    Light-alloy wheels from Mercedes-Benz Accessories: Bichromatic wheels such as the Incenio 5-twin-spoke wheel for the SLK-Class feature an interesting contrast between the apparently bare, high-sheen finish of the spokes and the main body of the wheel in a palladium silver paint finish.
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    Apr 1, 2011
08C1146_003.
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    Old and new Mercedes-Benz wheels: Current light-alloy wheels for the E-Class (Saloon, Estate, Coupé, Cabriolet).
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    Apr 13, 2010
10A304
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    Old and new Mercedes-Benz wheels: The legendary "manhole cover wheel" on a Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.3-16 (1985).
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    Apr 13, 2010
09C393_04.
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    Old and new Mercedes-Benz wheels: Current light-alloy wheels for the E-Class (Saloon, Estate, Coupé, Cabriolet).
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    Apr 13, 2010
09C985_021.
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    Old and new Mercedes-Benz wheels: Current light-alloy wheels for the E-Class (Saloon, Estate, Coupé, Cabriolet).
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    Apr 13, 2010
10A306
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    Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II (W 201) from 1990.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10A311
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    Old and new Mercedes-Benz wheels: 16-inch light-alloy wheel from Mercedes-Benz Accessories for the W140 model series S-Class (1996).
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    Apr 13, 2010
10A307
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    Old and new Mercedes-Benz wheels: The "baroque wheel" was the first Mercedes-Benz light-alloy wheel to be made available as standard at the start of the 1970´s.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10B335
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    Old and new Mercedes-Benz wheels: A triumphant move for light-alloy wheels: at the start of the 1970´s around 4600 wheels were sold. In 2009 the number of wheels being brought into circulation increased to around 4 million per year.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_072
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    Design development of light-alloy wheels for Mercedes-Benz series production vehicles.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10B336
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    Design development: At Mercedes-Benz, high-quality wheels which match the bodywork and form a logical continuation of the design therefore play a significant role in the high design standards of all vehicle models. At the Mercedes-Benz design centre, light-alloy wheels available either as standard or as optional extras are designed by specialists in the area which is also responsible for creating the entire exterior form of the vehicle.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_075
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    Design development of light-alloy wheels for Mercedes-Benz series production vehicles.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C298_01
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    Design development of light-alloy wheels for Mercedes-Benz series production vehicles.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C298_04
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    Design development: Development of new wheel designs for the F800 Style research vehicle.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_104
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    Design development of light-alloy wheels for Mercedes-Benz series production vehicles.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_080
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    Design development: Development of new wheel designs for the F800 Style research vehicle.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C298_15
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    Design development of light-alloy wheels for Mercedes-Benz series production vehicles.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C298_14
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    Design development of light-alloy wheels for Mercedes-Benz series production vehicles.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C298_08
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    Design development: Development of new wheel designs for the F800 Style research vehicle.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_091
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    Design development of light-alloy wheels for Mercedes-Benz series production vehicles.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10B337
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    Product development: In the development and testing phases, Mercedes-Benz bases its work on the actual load profile of light-alloy wheels under real operating conditions and coor-dinates its programme accordingly. As part of this, the wheels have to pass a comprehensive test programme which goes far beyond the statutory require-ments laid down by the German road traffic type approval law.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_042
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    Product development: One of the most effective test methods for assessing a new light-alloy wheel is "ZWARP", from the German "Zwei-Axiale Räder-Prüfstand" (biaxial wheel test bench)
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_047
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    Product development: One of the most effective test methods for assessing a new light-alloy wheel is "ZWARP", from the German "Zwei-Axiale Räder-Prüfstand" (biaxial wheel test bench)
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_048
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    Product development: The so-called impact test simulates driving over an obstacle such as a kerb at an angle and should not result in any chips or leaks. The radial impact is similar to driving over an object at high speed, and this test too should not lead to failure of the wheel/tyre system.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_051
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    Product development: Another stress test is the rotary bending fatigue test which simulates maximum cornering. Here Mercedes-Benz wheels must reach a standard which is four times the statutory requirement.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_063
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    Product development: Despite all of the technical options, subjective assessments are also important. Checks carried out by the development team include the quality of the paint finish and the casting, the quality of the machining, the correct designation, trouble-free fitting of the valve and tyre pressure monitoring system sensors or accessibility of the valve when using air refill systems normally used at filling stations to check tyre pressure.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_057
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    Product development: The bolt connection system - comprising the wheel bolts, the new light-alloy wheel and the vehicle wheel hub - is checked and if necessary optimised using a special test facility.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_054
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    Product development: Another stress test is the rotary bending fatigue test which simulates maximum cornering. Here Mercedes-Benz wheels must reach a standard which is four times the statutory requirement.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_067
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    Product development: The inspection process for new light-alloy wheels also includes the monitoring of geometric data with a 3D measuring machine.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_065
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    Product development: The inspection process for new light-alloy wheels also includes the monitoring of geometric data with a 3D measuring machine.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_191
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    Product development: The so-called impact test simulates driving over an obstacle such as a kerb at an angle and should not result in any chips or leaks. The radial impact is similar to driving over an object at high speed, and this test too should not lead to failure of the wheel/tyre system.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10B338
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    Computed tomography/x-rays/metallography: An important part of the development process for new light-alloy wheels are examinations which look at the internal microstructure of the wheel, right down to atom level. This is where the latest examination methods come into play: metal microscopy, scanning electron microscope (REM), x-ray systems and computed tomography (CT) provide detailed insights.
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    Apr 13, 2010
10C280_199
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    Computed tomography/x-rays/metallography: Metal microscopy
  • Release date
    Apr 13, 2010
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