Future-proof diesel engine

2016-03-10 06:00
PHOTO: Supplied The new E-Class is the first Merc powered by the company’s frugal new diesels.

PHOTO: Supplied The new E-Class is the first Merc powered by the company’s frugal new diesels.

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MERCEDES-Benz has nailed its sails to the diesel mast with its ground-breaking new OM 654 family of diesel engines.

The company’s engineers said in a statement exemplary efficiency and emissions ensure that the premium diesel is future proof.

Professor Dr Thomas Weber, member of the Daimler Board of Management with responsibility for Group Research and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Development said: “In our opinion, the diesel engine is indispensable in trucks and cars if we want to further reduce the CO2 emissions from traffic.”

The modular family of engines will find broad application across the entire range of Mercedes-Benz cars and vans. There are plans for several output variants as well as longitudinal and transverse installation in vehicles with front-, rear- and all-wheel drive. This, too, makes the new engine so significant, because the improvements in efficiency have a direct impact on Mercedes-Benz’s fleet consumption. The new E-Class E 220d is the first Mercedes-Benz powered by the engine. - WR.

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