Mercedes-Benz and Garia Luxury Golf Cart

The Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car is the real sports car for the golf lovers and it interprets the collaboration between the Mercedes-Benz designers and the famous golf cart manufacturers Garia. After a quick glance, the Mercedes-Benz Style Edition Garia Golf Car looks like it could be the latest Smart car concept because of its diminutive size, short overhangs, LED headlamps and grille design. But the open cockpit and golf clubs hanging off the back give it away as a golf cart. A curved windshield is sandwiched between the car-like face and contrast-color carbon fiber roof. The shaping and dimensions are designed to give the car a low, sporty presence. Adding to the sportiness is a spoiler that serves as a golf bag holder, positioning two bags at an angle to allow for easy club access. There’s even a carbon fiber rear diffuser for extra flair. The Mercedes Golf Car also has all the equipment it needs to drive on the road where allowed, including turn signals and working headlights and taillights. The Golf Car really takes a step into present-day automotive design in the user interface department. The high-resolution 10.1-in touchscreen is divided into two halves; the upper half is dedicated to displaying information such as speed and remaining range as well as control of functions like drive mode, headlights and windshield wipers, while the lower half of the screen is for golf information, such as course layout with cart position and digital scorecard. There are also a few apps, including a weather app for tracking what’s going on above. The Golf Car includes an audio system with Bluetooth connection and frame-mounted speakers for smartphone-based music listening. Mercedes also mentions the possibility of adding a more robust set of smartphone-connected features through the onboard infotainment system. In terms of power, the Golf Car relies on a motor with up to 3 kW (4 hp) of regular output and short bursts up to 11 kW (15 hp) with the governed top speed coming in at 19 mph (31 km/h). The lithium-ion battery provides up to 50 miles (80 km) of range and charges in about six hours. To get started gauging reaction, Mercedes will be bringing the Golf Car on a tour of select events, including The Open Championship (UK), which is now underway, and the Monaco Yacht Show.