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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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.