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A Quick Look at the Engine Specs of the New Mercedes-Benz SLC

The Mercedes-Benz SLC may be a new name in the luxury car segment, but its line goes way back nearly two decades ago. During that time, it was introduced as the SLK, which immediately captured the hearts of buyers and car enthusiasts. According to Daimler, the SLC will be 20 years old in March 2016. The range sold around 670,000 units so far. So what are the things we can look forward to with the latest SLC? Engine Types The whole lineup offers two kinds of engines and five configurations to choose from. The variants include the SLC 180, SLC 200, SLC 300, SLC 250 d, and the AMG SLC 43…. Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Discloses What Went Down in Engine Talks with Red Bull

When news broke out about the negotiations between Mercedes-Benz and Red Bull with the former supplying the latter with engines for its Formula One cars, almost everyone was in for a surprise. Mixed reactions were voiced out as well from the sporting community. But in the end, an agreement did not materialize. Without a winning engine for 2016, Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz decided he will pull out from F1 next season. His other team Toro Rosso will also be making an exit. Of course, Bernie Ecclestone was very upset about it. He was suspected of even having a hand in the TV black out of Mercedes during the Japanese Grand Prix. So what… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG Reveals Plans for New Turbo Engine

Mercedes-AMG chief Tobias Moers revealed that they will be developing a replacement for their existing 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The exec hinted in his interview with Australia’s Motoring website that the new unit will be more compact, and it will possess a higher output. Moers said the engineers of Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP) will be working on the next-generation power unit. It should be noted that the mentioned people were the ones responsible in creating the present petrol hybrid V6 engine of the Silver Arrow race cars under Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. The source pointed out that the engineers specialize in both advanced Energy Recovery System (ERS)… Continue Reading »

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Water-Injection for Mercedes-Benz Engine Won’t Work

Mercedes-Benz is not putting into priority the development of direct water-injection system to its engine cylinders as of the moment. That is according to the interview of the company’s head of research and cars development Dr. Thomas Weber with Australia’s Motoring website. Based on the report, BMW is gearing to unveil a version of its M4 this coming summer that uses water-injection. The system is designed to improve the cooling of the car’s cylinder and make its emissions cleaner. On the part of Mercedes, Weber stated it has a little comparison with variable-compression ratios for engines. He added the investment-to-result ratio to put the technology into production is also a key concern…. 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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No Hybrid or Diesel Versions For Mercedes SL

In keeping with the “Sport Light” badging that the model represents, Mercedes has decided that the new 2013 SL will not be offered in hybrid or diesel versions. As Mercedes has often enough reminded us, the new SL sports extensive aluminum structures and components. The resulting car is significantly lighter than its predecessor while being substantially stiffer by 20 percent. And to make the best of that rigidity and lightness, Mercedes has deemed that the engines worthy of the SL badging should be powered by no less than a 3.5 liter V6 in the SL 350 and an twin turbo, 430 horsepower V8 in the SL 500. The latter engine… Continue Reading »

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