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20 seconds after entering 1------1-passenger compartment, air is ---1----1----+----+-----; extracted through hidden gills. Fresh air enters passenger area through 1 - - - - - + - - - # - - - + - - - - - + - - - - - 1 - - - intakes placed in high-pressure zone at base of windshield.

Airflow you can feel- inside The ventilation system of a MercedesBenz uses aerodynamics in the cause of human comfort. Its air supply is gathered via intakes placed in a high-pressure zone at the base of the windshield, then ducted into the passenger area. So carefully is the airflow through the cabin regulated that, although constantly in motion, it is virtually draft-free. So efficiently is the airflow processed Air circulates so gently inside car that it is virtuallydraftfree- -+----+-----+-----+----+-----i that the cabin's fresh air supply is and so thoroughly that 3 times each minute, completely renewed three times a it is completely renewed. minute. Starting from numerous forward Moving car harnesses the power of the + - - - - - + - - - - - + - - - - - + - - - - - t - - wind to help ''scrub" the car's taillights free outlets, the air in its 20-second jourofslush and mud. ney circulates around the cabin until drawn into a low-p ressure area at the Sophisticated ducting system aerodynamically rear- then is silently extracted routes rain and slush around and ----+-----t----+------t-''<----t through hidden gills. away from side windows and mirrors, presen â&#x20AC;˘ing 1â&#x20AC;˘isibility. The bi-level climate control system used in most Mercedes-Benz cars can create a wide range of manmade climates, aided by a radial blower capable of generating eight different levels of airfloweven when the car is standing perfectly still. Capturing the wind in these ways is an exacting science. But MercedesBenz thinks the resulting subtle gains help make useful contributions to safety and comfort. And in the search for more efficient automobiles, no step forward can be too small.

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Horizontal body molding is a ']low fence," meant to use airflow to deflect 1 - - - - - - + - - - - - + - - - - - - 1 - - mud and slush away from - 4 - - - - - + - - - - - i side windows as car splashes along.

Š1978 Mercedes-Benz of North America, Inc., One Mercedes Drive, Montvale, N.J. 07645

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