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2002 Mercedes-Benz Vision GST Concept

2002 Mercedes-Benz Vision GST Concept

2002 Mercedes-Benz Vision GST Concept

The Vision GST is Mercedes-Benz’s response to the frequently voiced demand for a stylish, active and technologically sophisticated minivan. The car offers plenty of space for the family, leisure equipment, travel needs or work, but at the same time delivers outstanding handling and supreme performance. In the design study these qualities are ensured by a sophisticated design, coupled with a high-torque AMG engine.

Beneath the bonnet of the Vision GST is a 265-kW/360-hp 5.5-litre V8 engine from Mercedes-AMG. Other technical highlights of the vehicle study include the electronically controlled 4-ETS four-wheel drive system used in the M-Class and G-Class, the AIRMATIC air suspension system and the new high-pressure brake system, Sensotronic Brake Control (SBC). The large brake discs are made from carbon-fibre-reinforced ceramics. Occupant protection is enhanced by the new safety system, PRE-SAFE, which detects the threat of a collision in advance and activates the belt tensioners before impact.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
engine AMG V8
valvetrain SOHC 3 Valves / Cyl
displacement 5439 cc / 331.9 in³
bore 97 mm / 3.82 in
stroke 92 mm / 3.62 in
power 268.5 kw / 360.1 bhp
specific output 66.21 bhp per litre
bhp/weight bhp per tonne
driven wheels 4WD w/4-ETS
front brakes Discs w/Sensotronic Brake Control
f brake size mm / in
rear brakes Discs w/Sensotronic Brake Control
r brake size mm / in
gear ratios :1