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The Silver Star on the Silver Screen: Mercedes in the Movies

The Silver Star on the Silver Screen: Mercedes in the Movies

Your Mercedes is a picture perfect car in your eyes, and believe it or not, Hollywood agrees with you! The sleek design and iconic styling make it the automotive darling of directors in all genres. As one of the premiere auto repair shops with the best Mercedes services in Culver City, CA, we at Modesti’s Car Care Center know a thing or two about the “Silver Star,” but we were pleased to learn a few new things about its association with the ”silver screen!” Check out these fun facts about Mercedes and the movies: 1. One of Mercedes’ slogans “engineered like no other car” was actually inspired by Clint Eastwood after he uttered the phrase when driving a Mercedes out of a window and dropping a few stories into another warehouse in The Rookie.2. The 1997 Batman and Robin movie features a red 600 Mercedes Pullman called “The Red Baron.” It’s the only one of its kind, and before making its appearance on the big screen, “The ... read more

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10 Interesting Audi Facts

10 Interesting Audi Facts

10 Interesting Audi Facts! You know that your Audi is a leader in comfort, function and style. But did you know just how cool your Audi is? Wow your friends and family at your summer get together this year with these 10 interesting Audi facts: 1. As early as 1899, August Horch formed a car company known as Horch to compete with Benz and Mercedes. 2. August Horch later left the company after disputes with his business partners, and started Audi in 1909. 3. The four overlapping rings in Audi’s logo came into existence in 1932 and represent the four original companies of the Auto Union: Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer. 4. In 1938, Audi started crash testing their vehicles for the first time. All other car manufacturing companies now perform crash tests. 5. Audi didn’t start exporting cars to the USA until 1970. 6. The Audi A8 is the most stolen Audi vehicle. This vehicle has been stolen at a rate of 0.81 per 1,000 units sold ... read more

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Invisible Car Technology is Real: Transparent Hood is Revealing

What would you do with an invisible car? Spies like James Bond have utilized invisible cars to infiltrate their enemies’ lairs and save the day. Evil villains have used them to rob banks and wreck havoc. But a real innovation from Land Rover will have you re-thinking the invisible car, and recognize a practical use that you probably never thought you needed. This new amazing technology from Land Rover is the Transparent Hood, and it revolutionizes your visual abilities while driving: it lets you see what is under the front of your vehicle as you cruise down the road. Now before you think that this Transparent Hood is just made of a clear glass material, think again. If your car’s hood was clear, all you’d be looking at is your running engine (although that would be cool too!) No, this complex system is made up of camera images and projectors that project the road just in front of and underneath the front of the Land Rover onto a display along the lower portion o ... read more

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