Mercedes-Benz Unveils Mercedes Style Edition Garia Golf Car (w/videos)

AUG 7 2016 BY MARK KANE 15

Now people when people say “that EV is a glorified golf cart“, they would be right!

Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car

Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car

Mercedes-Benz has partnered with golf cart manufacturer Garia, designing a special golf car – the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car.

In some ways, it reminds us of some concept smart cars from the past.

It’s taller than typical golf car, and uses luxurious materials like carbon-fibre, sensual wood decor and high-quality, light-colored leather…just want you need to get in 18 holes at your favorite (and likely private) golf course.

Another great feature normally not seen in vehicles like this is a 10.1-inch touchpad – no need for those short little pencils to keep track of your score!

Lithium-ion batteries allows for up to 50 miles (80 km) range and top speed was governed to 18.6 mph (30 km/h). Charging takes six hours.

The Garia in production would probably cost more its current most premium model, so we’d expect at least a $25,000-$30,000 price tag.

“Vehicles with Mercedes-Benz design are already to be seen on water, on land and in the air. Now they will also be seen on golf courses. As a “real sports car”, the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car authentically transfers the unmistakable Mercedes-Benz automobile design idiom of sensual purity to a premium-class golf cart.

The Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car defines a new class of transport for the golf course.”

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.”

Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car

Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car

Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car

Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car

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15 Comments on "Mercedes-Benz Unveils Mercedes Style Edition Garia Golf Car (w/videos)"

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Was this supposed to be an insulting joke, or what?

Finally they are starting to take EV’s seriously!

Luxurious Slow Poke!
Prestigious Snail!
Haulin A$$ on the Golf Course!
Livin High on the Outskirts of Town!

Or other phrases come to mind!

Sign of the time!

Tesla is reinventing the car.
Mercedes is reinventing the golf car.

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Mercedes has nothing better to do ??
Real EV cars, for real people ?

Tesla and Renault/Nissan are doing for them.

A Mercedes “Caddy Shank” inspired design!

Sport Mobilität? Es kommt nur als widerwärtig Verschwendung von Zeit. Erstellen Sie eine echte EV , bitte.

Benz will count this as another Electric car in their lineup.
Just like they count the Smart-EV a 2-seater with 70 mile range. And this will belong to their new Electric sub-brand that has been touted in the media.

And people who see this will say that Electric cars are just for the golf course and can never exceed 30 km (18 miles).

Other than golf professionals, all others go to Golf course only once a week at maximum. So its usage may be just 1/7 = 15%. And the ultra rich golf courses who can afford this will have Oil men as their members who will not allow this to be purchased.

So Mercedes Benz is putting on all its efforts to make Electric cars look bad.

Time to take off the tin foil hat dude…

The same thought occurred to me, George. A subtle suggestion that EVs are still only toys.

And. . . what on earth does “sensual purity” mean when applied to this laughable object?

So what of Tesla making actual toys for children? I don’t see how a better electric golf cart is a bad thing.

The PR is very vague, but it looks to me like M-B is simply putting their name on it for contributing a little styling — and have nothing to do with the drivetrain.

I doubt golf carts are any kind of engineering challenge… They don’t need to go fast, have significant range, or drive on public roads (so safety features aren’t necessary). I also doubt that anyone owning those (whether a club or individual who keeps his/her cart at a club) cares in the slightest about running costs, which should be miniscule anyway.

And lead acid batteries are probably *better* in golf carts than lithium because their weight helps prevent them from rolling over on inclines, from reckless driving, etc. The added range lithium provides is unnecessary, too, given that a professional size course is only about 4 miles long?

I think it will be a big hit. It’s extremely quiet, which is important on the golf course, it’s stylish, and will appeal to a certain clientele.

Also there are some communities, mostly gated or retirement, which use golf carts for their residents to get around the properties.

Another Euro point of view

Brilliant addition to the generally accepted narrative.