/Mercedes to replace AirScarf with AirCap

Mercedes to replace AirScarf with AirCap

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When Mercedes launched the second generation of Mercedes SLK convertible, they introduced a new and clever way to warm up passengers heads as they get cold by the air turbulence when the top is down! They simply put extra air condition vents in the headrests! The AirScarf is also used in the new SL-Class. But both SL and SLK are two-seater cars, so for the 2010 Mercedes Benz E-class Cabriolet which is a four-seater drop-top, the engineers have come up with a new system called the AirCap.

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The AirCap is way more complicated than the AirScarf, Mercedes has spent four years developing and testing it, but it delivers amazing results. The main feature of this sophisticated system is a air diverter blade which rises form the top of the windshield when the roof is folded down. When this blade is up it deflects the air over the whole cockpit, so it stays nice and warm! Not only the AirCap reduces the chill in the cabin, it is also said to reduce the noise level significantly.

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via: InsideLine

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