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V6 diesel engine from Mercedes

3 January 2005

Mercedes-Benz has announced new 6-cylinder diesel engine to replace the current in-line five and six cylinder engines, which are now used in such models as the C270 and E320, respectively. The new V6 engine, to enter series production in March 2005, has a power rating of 165 kW (224 hp) at 3800 rpm, thus representing a power increase by up to 38% over the existing five-cylinder engine, and 9% over the in-line six-cylinder. A maximum torque of 510 Nm (376 lb-ft) is available between 1600 and 2800 rpm.

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Fuel consumption of the V6 engine remains at the previous levels, said Mercedes. The E320 with the in-line six cylinder 150 kW engine has a fuel economy of 6.9 l/100 km in the Euro 3 version, and 7.7 l/100 km in the Euro 4 version (34.0 and 30.5 mpg, respectively).

Selected features of the new engine include:

Source: DaimlerChrysler