Mercedes-Benz Developing New Engines
Mercedes-Benz has created all new engines that are the first to be built around a 48-volt architecture. The new in-line four cylinder and six-cylinder gasoline engines are the first of their kind. Because they share the same 500cc cylinder size and other components with other new developments, they can be assembled in the same production line.
The new six-cylinder engine outputs 408 horsepower and 369 pound-foot of torque. This is a big improvement from the outgoing V6 engine that produces 333 horsepower and 354 pound-foot of torque. The new design not only produces more power, but is said to be more fuel efficient than the previous engine.
There are benefits to switching to a 48-volt design. Engineers have been toying with the idea of a higher voltage design since the late 1990s. The idea never materialized until recently, most likely due to the tighter emissions regulations that have been seen in many areas. Because of these increased emissions regulations, car manufacturers have been developing new combustion engine technology. Customers have been looking for cars with higher fuel economy, causing automakers to hasten their developments. The 48-volt system allows for lower currents, a beltless drive and more.
This new development has already made headlines and is sure to impress future owners. If you are looking to purchase a new #MercedesBenz or just want to look at some of your options, come see us at Mercedes-Benz Brampton. For more information about what we have to offer, check out our website.