Mercedes-Benz Installs New Engines
Mercedes-Benz has announced a new change for their future vehicles. Fifteen years ago the company chose to switch their engines from inline-sixes to V6 engines. They recently decided to return to their original straight-six design.
The decision to first move to the V6 engines was due to common parts. The commonality means combining four and six-cylinder engines. V8 engines have become their own products, and their development has been delegated to AMG. Inline-four and inline-six engines will be manufactured on the same lines. Other car companies, like BMW, have a similar process.
The engine that has garnered the most attention is the 3.0-liter straight-six, known as the M256. The engine is rumored to output more than 402 horsepower. This engine also is said to produced more than 369 pound-feet of torque. The engine uses a turbocharger and a BorgWarner electric supercharger. This helps boost the output to the desired levels, and it provides strong acceleration. The supercharger is powered by a 48-volt electrical system. The extra electric energy that is produced is used to drive the coolant pump, as well as the A/C compressor.
These new engine improvements mean stronger and more powerful cars. If you are looking to purchase a new #MercedesBenz or want to look at some of your options, visit us at Mercedes-Benz Brampton. For more information about what we currently have to offer, check us out online.