Mercedes bionic car at New York’s Museum of Modern Art

March 5th, 2008 - 7:43 pm ICT by admin  

New York, March 5 (DPA) Mercedes is showing a bionic concept car in New York’s Museum of Modern Art as part of an exhibition showcasing “trailblazing innovations” in the fields of design and science. The bionic car, taking design cues from the tropical boxfish, boasts near-perfect aerodynamics combined with a lightweight concept.

Powered by a high-tech diesel engine with BLUETEC technology, the bionic car has a fuel consumption of 4.3 litres per 100 km, which makes it 20 percent more economical than a comparable production model, according to the car-maker.

When driven at a constant speed of 90 km/h, the direct-injection model consumes 2.8 litres of diesel per 100 km

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