Play golf in style with the new, defined Mercedes-Benz golf car
13 July 2016
The Mercedes-Benz style edition Garia golf car defines a new class of transport for the golf course, designed to be sporty and well-balanced.
The design of the golf car is the same recognisable design idiom that Mercedes-Benz is known for. The first design phase took into account that golf carts need to have certain characteristic features in view of the available space on golf courses.
The designers have been able to blend the exterior and interior into a formal unit. The colour and material design include sporty carbon-fibre, sensual wood décor and high-quality, light coloured leather. The driver and passenger have a view through a large, curved windscreen, with a carbon-fibre roof different in colour and form from the base of the vehicle. The sporty impression is created by a small rear spoiler which acts as a golf bag holder able to accommodate two bags slanted rearwards. A carbon-fibre diffuser rounds off the lower rear end.
To add even more class, there is a refrigerator under the bench seat and a stowage tray under the dashboard that holds golf balls aligned in a row. There are also bottle holders on the instrument panel support and on the passenger side.
An integrated on-board 10.1in touchpad displays vehicle information in the smaller, upper area. On the large screen area, the passengers can display the layout of the golf course and their current position, or if desired, activate an electronic score card. Many functions can be controlled at the touch of a finger; driving in sport or eco mode, headlamps, windscreen heater and the wipers.
The electric motor has an output of 3kW but can also reach 11kW for short periods. This gives the golf car a top speed of 30km/h with a range of up to 80km. The lithium-ion battery can be charged within six hours.
The technical basis for the development of the golf car was contributed by golf cart manufacturer Garia.
Gorden Wagener, Head of Design at Daimler AG: “We have reinvented the world of the golf cart with our Mercedes-Benz Golf Car. Mercedes-Benz stands for modern luxury, and golf is an authentic part of that theme. Transferring our automotive design idiom to the Golf Car is therefore something quite natural, and in doing so we have created a product that is both sensual and pure.”
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