Mercedes unveil luxurious new golf cart

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MediaPortal Daimler AG
Mercedes has unveiled a concept 'Golf Car' designed to offer all the luxury and style usually associated with the German car maker's vehicles.

Having been involved in the sport since the 1980s, Mercedes designers decided that the time had come for them to produce their own vehicle for the fairway.

While remaining compact, the Golf Car features materials that aren't usually seen on your average golf kart. The roof, for instance, is constructed from carbon fibre while a 10.1-inch touchpad relays information such as speed and remaining range to the driver. There's even Bluetooth connectivity and speakers, too.

Inside, the interior of the car is lined with leather and carbon fibre, with other areas treated to a wood finish.

The electric motor that powers the car has a range of around 80 kilometres.

Gorden Wagener, head of design at Daimler AG, said: "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."

Dr. Jens Thiemer, vice president marketing Mercedes-Benz Cars added: "With the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car we are offering a high-end golf cart which is absolutely unique and was specifically developed for sporting golfers and the sport they enjoy. Our communication bears the light-hearted slogan 'a real sports car'."