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Daimler Joins the “Clean Diesel. Clearly Better.” Campaign

Daimler, together with BMW, Audi, Porsche, Volkswagen along with auto-component company Bosch, joined the project titled “Clean Diesel. Clearly Better.” This campaign developed by German Association of Automotive Industry and their members is developed to create a multi-brand information platform that will let the US population know about the advantages of using “clean diesels” and the technology that runs it. Another aim is to advertise that diesel is better than gasoline in terms of consumption, performance and cleanliness. In line with this campaign, participating car companies showcased their new cars that rightfully bear the campaign’s logo. They will also apply the logo in their advertisements, TV spots, brochures and showroom…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes A-Class Posts New Lows

Let’s forget about the 330 horsepower, all-wheel drive AMG A-Class for now. At the other end of the spectrum is an A-Class variant that is aiming for new lows in Mercedes ownership. Meaning of course low emissions, low fuel consumption and low operating cost. For consumers who want the class and dependability that ownership of a Mercedes implies, the Euro 6-compliant A 180 CDI boasts of a low 98 gram output of carbon dioxide per kilometer. In the process, it also consumes up to 26 percent less fuel than its gasoline-driven counterparts. Gratifyingly for the automaker, these numbers are the result of a comprehensive ecological life-cycle assessment of the A… Continue Reading »

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More diesel engine options for future models

Would you mind switching to diesel? Apparently, luxury car companies don’t mind at all, especially with the big names such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. BMW’s new 3-Series models are now running on diesel, while Mercedes-Benz’s C250 cars now running with an 1800cc turbocharged 4-cylinder under their hoods. Another model which will soon be sporting a diesel powerplant is the 2013 GLK. Potential owners will have the option to drive with a 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine for the GLK. Future C-Class, E-Class and SLK models may also be given the diesel option, according to Mercedes-Benz SL roadster project manager Gunter Fischer. Perhaps one of the biggest underlying reasons that the brand is… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Introduces New Medium Duty Engines

Featuring a host of innovations in diesel engine technology, Mercedes’ new OM93X series of engines for medium-duty trucks was launched recently in Germany. According to Georg Weiberg, Head of Truck Product Engineering Daimler Trucks, “The new engines set new benchmarks in their class. They have been designed in uncompromising manner for environmental friendliness, economy and performance. As such, Mercedes-Benz is once again assuming the pioneering role in environmental protection.” These are not words to be taken lightly, as Mercedes has taken BlueEfficiency technology to commercial engine use, beginning with its pioneering compliance with the future Euro VI emissions standard. Euro VI will be mandatory in the EU from 2013/14 and… Continue Reading »

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GLK Diesel To Be Made Available In The U.S.

Acknowledging that diesels are making inroads in terms of acceptability in one of the world’s largest markets, Mercedes-Benz of North America is planning to introduce a diesel GLK, concurrent with its plans to also introduce a diesel-powered C-Class. Today’s crop of diesel engines are far removed from their predecessors, which deserved their reputation as oil burners with their unmistakable clatter. Nowadays, diesel engines rival gasoline engines in terms of smoothness and power generation, while significantly offering higher levels of fuel efficiency with much lower harmful emissions. For the 2013 model year, Mercedes’ GLK diesel model will sport a 2200 cc common rail engine with an output of 170 hp and… Continue Reading »

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Carlsson Module Boosts 350 CDI To 310 Hp

Carlsson is demonstrating that ECU upgrades are not limited to gasoline-engined cars. Piggybacking onto the Mercedes C-Tronic system used in Mercedes 350 CDI engines, Carlsson’s plug-in module increases output of the type MO642 engine from its base 265 to 310 horsepower. Topping that 45 horsepower increase in output is a 5% increase in fuel economy. This is getting the best of both worlds in terms of performance and fuel consumption. Additionally, peak torque is increased to 700 newton-meters from the original 620. These performance gains provide significant benefits for cars equipped with this engine. For example, the E-Class sedan’s 0-62 time is cut from 6.2 to 5.5 seconds. A company… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Marks 75 Years Of The Diesel Engine For Its Cars

The Mercedes-Benz W138 260D was the first series-production passenger car with a diesel engine. This model was launched in 1936 at the International Motorcycle and Automobile Exhibition in Berlin, Germany. The revolutionary (for that time) model was powered by a 2.6-litre OM 138 four-cylinder engine developing 45 horsepower. Mercedes also featured electrically heated glowplugs in the engine to help start the engine in cold weather. An extended-chassis MB 200 was the basis for the installation of these compression ignition engines, and the resulting variant became the 260D. It was good that a full tank on the 260D lasted 500 kilometers as during that period, because there were very few diesel… Continue Reading »

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