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New V8 on 2011 CLS to send shivers down your spine

Here’s more details on the much-awaited CLS. We’re all aware that Mercedes-Benz is phasing out its 5.5-liter V8 with replacements being built in Bad Canstatt. Well, guess what? There’s news saying that the latest V8, featuring direct injection and turbochargers, will make its debut on the 2011 model. How cool is that? The latest CLS may be badged as the CLS460 Doppel-Kompressor, owing to the new 4.6-liter V8. Despite it being smaller than the previous V8 model, the new engine is no pushover. In fact, it’s even more powerful. Capable of delivering 429 hp and 516 lb-ft, it’ll do short work of the old V8 which only has 382 hp… Continue Reading »

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Carbon fiber and CGI to be used on all Mercedes-Benz vehicles by 2015

Every automaker is concerned about the future, and for Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz, the future is filled with exciting new developments in engine technology and innovations in lightweight materials. None other than Daimler AG Product Innovation and Process Technologies, Group Research and Advanced Engineering Vice President Shweta Bhanot predicts that by 2015, Mercedes-Benz vehicles will offer even better performance thanks to lightweight materials, while producing less carbon dioxide emissions. How will they pull this off? Through aluminum and carbon fiber, of course. With less weight to push around, engines will work more efficiently and thus burn less fuel to produce power. Bhanot also shares that they’re considering offering their Charge… Continue Reading »

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One billion euros invested in new engine series

You’ve already heard of the Bad Canstatt plant in Stuttgart. The plant where the Mercedes-Benz  brand was born is now entering a new stage of engine production, specifically in creating their latest line of V6 and V8 engines. These new engines are designed to be Euro 5 compliant, and will be powering all new Mercedes-Benz models across all classes. The new V8 design is capable of delivering around 435 hp, more than a tenth of the previous model’s output, and will be using as much as 22 percent less fuel. The new V6, on the other hand, will be peaking at around 306 hp while only using 7.6 liters of… Continue Reading »

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Land Down Under to enjoy added value in 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz is really putting premium into its Australian dealerships, starting with value-added enhancements to the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. To entice prospective buyers, the C-Class will now be given a brand new turbocharged direct injection gasoline engine at entry-level, not to mention a revitalized C 250 CGI model. Pegged at $57,900, the entry-level C 200 CGI will get power from a 1.8-liter turbocharged four that’ll max out at 135kW and 270Nm. This model will oust the outgoing supercharged C 200 Kompressor version. The C 250 CGI, on the other hand, continues to hold the four-cylinder C-Class flag with a 15kW and 40Nm performance boost over the entry-level C 200. Whichever way… Continue Reading »

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New engine option for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class in Australia

Are you looking to invest in a car that’s sporty, lightweight and short? Why not include a retractable hardtop into your list of wants? Put all of those qualities together and you get the perfect definition of the Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class. Wearing smooth lines on its short and stout body, and powered by a powerful engine, the SLK will make short work of any public road or highway with its three-star badge to boot. The current 2011 SLK-Class lineup offers up to four engine options, the latest of which is a 3.0-liter V6 engine that’s rated at 170kW and 300Nm of torque. This option fetches a price of $98,000. Your other… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz and AMG get “Best Performance Engine” award

In the coveted “International Engine of the Year Awards 2009″, engines from Mercedes-Benz and AMG were voted the best in three categories. The AMG 6.3-litre V8 engine carried off two awards: in the “Best Performance Engine” and “Above 4 litres” categories, this high-revving, naturally aspirated engine developing up to 386 kW/525 hp took first place by a wide margin in each case. In the “2 to 2.5 litres” category, the new four-cylinder diesel unit from Mercedes-Benz also took first place by a comfortable margin.

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The history of the gasoline engine at Mercedes-Benz

The four-stroke gasoline engine was the heart of the first modern automobile designed by Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz in 1886. Independently of one another, the two pioneers developed small, high-speed engines, based on Nikolaus Otto’s four-stroke principle, for the drive system of new automobiles. Since the use of these engines in the Benz patent motor car and Daimler’s motor carriage, the four-stroke gasoline engine has experienced unparalleled development. With their constant innovation, Daimler AG and its predecessor companies have played an important role in the success story of this internal combustion engine for more than 120 years. It is thanks to their tireless work that the single-cylinder power unit… Continue Reading »

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