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Mercedes-Benz Engines in Production at the Kolleda Plant

Since Friday, M270 petrol engine for the future A and B Class started rolling in the Mercedes-Benz Plant in Thuringia. The 1.6L engine that will be produced in the Kolleda, Thrungia plant, will be made of aluminum and it weighs 137 kg, the B-class will be the ones carrying this engine. Another engine to be built is the OM 651 for the A and B class. Meanwhile, the diesel engines will be prefabricated in Stuttgart, the Kolleda plant will be in charged of the final assembly. The plant has been producing 4 cylinder gasoline engines since summer, for this, the company added an additional 14,000 sqm of space by investing… Continue Reading »

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2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class’ Specs Officially Out

This week, Mercedes-Benz finally released the full specifications of the 2012 B-Class. The cars are available in diesel and petrol engines, a new aerodynamics setting and great exterior and interior design. Starting with the engine, the impressive new car in B180 engine is equipped with a 1.6L gasoline unit powering it with 200Nm of torque and 122hp while the B200 is with a 2.0L unit which powers it to 156HP and 250Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the new Mercedes-Benz B-Class in diesel has 1.8L 4-cylinder engine with third generation common rail direct-injection system. There are two outputs available for this range, the B180CDI which performs at 250Nm of torque and the… Continue Reading »

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China Expected to be Merc’s Biggest Market by 2015

Dr Dietr Zetche, Daimler and Mercedes-Benz head honcho, stated that the company is looking at China to be its biggest market come 2015, high yet reasonable expectations for what is currently the world’s largest automotive market. We are expecting to be in the range of 300,000 units in China in 2015, which is very close to the market size we are enjoying in Germany right now,” Zetche proclaimed. “We intend to grow those other markets [outside China], so it might not be until 2016 or 2017 that China becomes the largest market if we can generate significant growth in Germany.” He expressed great optimism after such a bountiful 2010 for… Continue Reading »

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