Coming in March 2012 is another A-Class derivative that will be known as the A220 CDI Sport. Now, diesel and sport have traditionally been terms that aren’t put together when describing a car. All that has changed, however, with the evolution of prototype endurance racers that have been consistent champions at Le Mans and other venues. Powering the A220 CDI Sport is a tuned version of the Type OM651 engine. With its modified exhaust and 2.1 liter displacement, this diesel puts out 170 horsepower, with a corresponding 260 ft-lbs. of torque. Coupled to the engine is a 7-speed DCT. Complementing this perky diesel are finishing touches that set the CDI Sport… Continue Reading »
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Carlsson really loves tweaking them Mercedes-Benz vehicles, and now they’ve focused on an MB diesel V6 engine, providing a power upgrade called the C-Tronic DIESEL POWER package, which the company says will provide up to 20 percent more power output out of various CDI units—and without much added emissions, too! Showing an E 350 CDI model, Carlsson shows that the power has been upgraded to 280 horsepower, compared to the 231 hp on the standard E 350 CDI. Torque has also been upped, now 648 Nm from the standard 540 Nm. Other CDI engine variants that the upgrade package can be used on are the 280, 300 and the 320…. Continue Reading »
You have to admit, if there’s one vehicle from Mercedes-Benz’s model lines that you’d dream about owning, it has got to be an S-Class. Being the flagship model of the German premium car manufacturer, it has packed everything from V12 monsters, stout V10′s and even twin-turbocharged V8′s. But now you’re going to see an S-Class with a four-banger diesel. So what gives? Evolution happened. Mercedes-Benz was able to create a four-cylinder engine with enough wallop that it’s willing to risk its reputation by putting it on their most prestigious S-Class models. This is the first time in 60 years that something like this has ever happened. So this truly is… Continue Reading »
The Brits really got it going on with their tuning prowess as Superchips presents their latest take on the Mercedes-Benz C350 CDi BlueEFFICIENCY. They have now released a remapped ECU boosting power up by 34 bhp and 80 Nm. The new ECU is applicable to all variants of the C, E, M and R and S-Class models, and has been verified through intense road, chassis and dyno testing. The Superchips ECU will give you an additional 34 bhp at 3,008 rpm, thus giving you a maximum power of 284 bhp, as opposed to 250 bhp in stock form. But unlike most ECU’s that bump the power while sacrificing drivability, Superchips… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz is set to launch a completely new diesel engine generation starting in the autumn of 2008. For its world premiere, Mercedes will unveil a C-Class model with this new four-cylinder engine. In the C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition, this engine produces, with its 2.2 litres of displacement, 150 kW / 204 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The premiere model can accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 7.0 seconds, on the way to its top speed of 250 km/h. The Prime Edition only consumes an average of 5.2 liters of fuel per 100 km, with CO2 emissions of 138 g/km.