Tag: Diesel

New Mercedes E-Class Engines to Include Diesel Option

Mercedes’ OM diesel engines have seen a long reign in the company’s vehicle lineup, with the OM 651 being the most-produced engine in the brand’s history. Now, however, the OM 651 is being pushed aside in favor of a new OM diesel engine. The OM 654, as it will be called, will be offered in the new Mercedes E-Class as one powertrain option for the upcoming car.

 

 

The new OM 654 is said to be significantly lighter than its predecessor, as well as consuming significantly less fuel and releasing fewer emissions. The new diesel engine will debut in the new Mercedes E-Class E 220 d and is expected to provide an NEDC-estimated 60 mpg combined fuel rating, as well as a 25 horsepower boost over the previous engine, which cranked out 170 horsepower in comparison to the new engine’s 195 ponies. Mercedes’ goal in developing the new engine was to meet the standards for the Real Driving Emissions legislature, while providing superior performance and efficiency.

 

In addition to finding a home among the E Class engine lineup, the new OM 651 is also expected to be put into the A Class, V Class, and S Class models in addition to the Sprinter van. The engine was also designed to be modular and compact so that it can be easily modified to fit the legal restrictions of any of the various countries in which Mercedes vehicles are sold. So you can expect to see this incredible piece of engineering pop up in a number of places soon. Prepare yourself for Mercedes level diesel performance, the kind everyone’s been wanting.

Mercedes C 250d 4Matic Sets Record at Pikes Peak

Mercedes-Benz has set a new record for production diesel cars at the Pikes Peak Hill Climb. The near-production Mercedes-Benz C 250d 4Matic completed the 12.4-mile-long ascent in just 11 minutes and 22 seconds, beating the previous record of 14 minutes 3.320 seconds set in 2007 by a 2000 Volkswagen Golf TDI.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has long been known for its daunting twists, turns, and bends, putting even the most skilled racers to the test. The dangerous course reaches 5,000 feet in altitude, and features more than 150 bends.

“Shoving a series-production diesel sedan with an automatic transmission up Pikes Peak sounds like a crazy idea, but it was a lot of fun. It shows that the preconceived notions about diesel engines are no longer relevant,” explained driver Uwe Nittel.

Though the Mercedes-Benz C 250d 4Matic was nearly stock, it did have a few modifications, including the disassembly of the interior to accommodate a rollover cage, enhanced brakes, racing tank, ultra-high-performance tires, and a fire extinguishing system.

Maybe most importantly, digitaltrends.com points out that the four-cylinder diesel engine and transmission were stock versions, untouched or modified, proving just how capable and powerful the Mercedes-Benz C 250d 4Matic’s engine is.

Stop by Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead to learn more about the Mercedes-Benz C 250d 4Matic and the rest of our exciting and powerful lineup. What Mercedes-Benz vehicle would you race up Pikes Peak?