Performance, fuel economy, less emissions—is it too much to ask for all three? Not quite, and Mercedes-Benz makes sure that their loyal customers get what they deserve. Their latest engine, the new AMG 5.5-liter biturbo engine, combines all three characteristics and puts them in one neat package. AMG’s new engine delivers up to 563 horsepower and 664 lb-ft torque. With all that power comes with a host of cutting edge technologies to make it one of the most advanced engines in the world. It features direct gasoline injection, twin turbochargers, air-water intercooling, plus Mercedes-Benz patented Controlled Efficiency stop-start function. Excited? Well, you got to wait around until November this before… Continue Reading »
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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 »
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 »
You’ve already heard of the Bad Canstatt plant in Stuttgart. The plant where the Mercedes-Benz Â 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 »
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 »
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 »
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.