• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

HRoi

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Dec 28, 2008
Messages
19,666
Reaction score
8,145
That’s really interesting news about Daimler. That’s a massive signal if the company that invented the ICE is now abandoning it.

So if the last AMG engine ever is going to be the current 4.0TT, then at least they ended with the unequivocally best (IMO) engine Mercedes ever developed.
 

Thrift Vader

Forum Mechanic
Joined
Sep 27, 2014
Messages
6,611
Reaction score
7,379

Beckwith

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
889
Reaction score
136
Same as running out of gas, getting towed to the nearest supercharger or destination charger. Similar to a car, empty is not really empty so there is a cushion to the battery to get you close.
 

HRoi

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Dec 28, 2008
Messages
19,666
Reaction score
8,145
The demise of Mercedes gas engines makes me think, which MB would i keep in a collection as the best example of the breed?

It would have to be something from either the 90’s era of “bank vault benzes”, or the very newest cars. Definitely no DaimlerChrysler crap. The old Benzes were the most handsome, overengineered cars and come from an era when M-B was held in the same regard as Bentley and RR. The current generation is when IMO they finally beat BMW in making great sports sedans.

So...either the W124 500E or the current E63?
 

Piobaire

Not left of center?
Joined
Dec 5, 2006
Messages
59,429
Reaction score
21,990
With ICE car you can have the gas delivered to you by road assistance service.
Road side supercharger service. I smell profit.
 

otc

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Aug 15, 2008
Messages
17,609
Reaction score
7,198
How about a truck with a diesel generator-powered supercharger that will drive with you for half an hour to keep you topped up?

 

Dino944

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2011
Messages
4,970
Reaction score
3,545
The demise of Mercedes gas engines makes me think, which MB would i keep in a collection as the best example of the breed?

It would have to be something from either the 90’s era of “bank vault benzes”, or the very newest cars. Definitely no DaimlerChrysler crap. The old Benzes were the most handsome, overengineered cars and come from an era when M-B was held in the same regard as Bentley and RR. The current generation is when IMO they finally beat BMW in making great sports sedans.

So...either the W124 500E or the current E63?
For me, it would either be the W116 450SEL 6.9 or the W124 500E. Even the nicest new cars out of Germany don't have the same build quality.
 

Piobaire

Not left of center?
Joined
Dec 5, 2006
Messages
59,429
Reaction score
21,990

Dino944

Distinguished Member
Joined
Dec 24, 2011
Messages
4,970
Reaction score
3,545
My Sunday mornings before Cars & Coffee, after I get my 450SEL 6.9

 

otc

Stylish Dinosaur
Joined
Aug 15, 2008
Messages
17,609
Reaction score
7,198
I looked into it and it seems like Teslas try REALLY hard to convince you not to run out of juice.

It can be done, but you will have to ignore a ton of suggestions and warnings to do it. The computer knows where most chargers are, so it will constantly try to redirect you to chargers (and ask you to lower your speed) so you don't run out.

The solution seems to be to get towed to a charger--a run of the mill 110 generator ain't gonna get you far. Seems like you might only get 3 miles per hour of charging so a tow is gonna be faster. A 240 outlet will get you about 10% of charge per hour, and a tesla wall station will speed that up a bit more.

You also need a fairly nice generator...Teslas need a clean sine wave from an inverter-type generator and if you are going 240, not all generators output the right kind of true split-phase 240.
 

brokencycle

Stylish Dinosaur
Moderator
Joined
Nov 21, 2008
Messages
16,042
Reaction score
9,370
I looked into it and it seems like Teslas try REALLY hard to convince you not to run out of juice.

It can be done, but you will have to ignore a ton of suggestions and warnings to do it. The computer knows where most chargers are, so it will constantly try to redirect you to chargers (and ask you to lower your speed) so you don't run out.

The solution seems to be to get towed to a charger--a run of the mill 110 generator ain't gonna get you far. Seems like you might only get 3 miles per hour of charging so a tow is gonna be faster. A 240 outlet will get you about 10% of charge per hour, and a tesla wall station will speed that up a bit more.

You also need a fairly nice generator...Teslas need a clean sine wave from an inverter-type generator and if you are going 240, not all generators output the right kind of true split-phase 240.
No graph; no thumb.
 

Featured Sponsor

What's your favorite pair of shoes to wear with jeans? (Choose two)

  • Boots (Chelsea, Chukkas, Balmorals, etc.)

  • Loafers

  • Work boots (Red Wing, Wolverine, etc.)

  • Monk strap shoes

  • Oxford / Derby shoes

  • Sneakers


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
426,099
Messages
9,165,486
Members
192,529
Latest member
nickbomme

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top