Neutral test drive captured on camera: Mercedes-Benz A-Class undercuts NEDC fuel economy figures in practical testDienstag, 4.Juni 2013
Contrary to the expectations of the testers of Auto Club Europa e.V. (ACE), a Mercedes-Benz A-Class has achieved significantly lower fuel consumption than the manufacturer’s specification in a neutral test drive witnessed by reporters of Stern TV.
As a result, the practical test has demonstrated that the meticulously detailed work of the Mercedes-Benz developers in [...]
Daimler Trucks North America presents new Freightliner Cascadia and impressed during extensive Test Drive through U.S.Freitag, 1.Juni 2012
Daimler’s U.S. commercial vehicle subsidiary Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) presented last Wednesday the new heavy-duty truck Freightliner Cascadia Evolution, which will become available on the U.S. market next year.
The new Cascadia Evolution delivers up to an additional 7 percent improvement in fuel economy over his predecessor. Fuel savings of the Cascadia are primarily [...]
Mercedes-Benz is opening a new chapter in its brand’s core segment and at the same time setting new standards for luxury-class business vehicles:
the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, available as a Saloon and Estate, impresses with new record values when it comes to efficiency. It boasts exemplary consumption levels (4.2 l/100 km) as well as [...]
The introduction of the new SLK 250 CDI by Mercedes-Benz not only marks the continuation of the company’s unique diesel engine heritage, but also serves to counter in impressive style the common misconception that diesel engines and sports cars are incompatible.
The four-cylinder diesel engine in the Roadster delivers 150 kW (204 hp) from a [...]
This year the American Trucking Association is holding its Management Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, Texas, from October 15 to18. In a press conference at the annual event of the U.S. trucking industry’s biggest association, Daimler Trucks North America unveiled its new “Detroit” brand.
Based on the existing Detroit Diesel brand, the “Detroit” brand will encompass [...]
Friction losses minimised by NANOSLIDE technology: Mercedes-Benz innovation: NANOSLIDE for lower consumptionSamstag, 3.September 2011
After five years and use exclusively in AMG engines, twin‑wire arc spraying technology will now also be used in the series production of Mercedes-Benz diesel engines.
Mercedes-Benz was the developer of what is now known as NANOSLIDE technology, in which twin-wire arc spraying is used to melt iron/carbon wires and spray them onto the cylinder [...]
For the first time, Mercedes-Benz is offering the sporty SLK Roadster with a diesel engine. The 150 kW (204 hp) four-cylinder power unit puts the two-seater at the top of its class in numerous respects.
With a fuel consumption of 4.9 litres per 100 kilometres, it is the most economical roadster in its segment. Thanks [...]
After 10,000 kilometres it is official: the new Actros from Mercedes-Benz combines ultra-low exhaust emissions with ultra-low fuel consumption. The clean heavy-duty truck, which is Euro VI-compliant as standard, offers low emissions which undercut the currently valid standards by up to 80 percent.
At the same time, the new generation of vehicles which has been [...]
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: new engines and optimised powertrain – Executive saloon with economy consumptionMittwoch, 4.Mai 2011
More than ever before, new petrol engines and an optimised powertrain make the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class the standard for efficiency in its segment. With a combined fuel consumption of only 6.8-7.0 litres and 8.9 litres of premium petrol per 100 kilometres, the E 350 BlueEFFICIENCY and E 500 BlueEFFICIENCY excel as the most economical models [...]
The engines for the new SLK excel with a considerably lower fuel consumption combined with a comparable or higher output than those in the preceding series, as well as sporty and emotional appeal. There will initially be three models of the SLK available at its market launch, all of them powered by new engines with [...]
1923 – Truck test trip from Stuttgart to Berlin and back
The new truck of Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft (DMG) needed ten days for its test drive in September 1923. The commercial vehicle with the new air-injection diesel engine (29 kW/40 hp at 1000 rpm) demonstrated its practical usefulness on a journey from Berlin to Stuttgart and back. The [...]
The diesel engine is a powerful force in the history of Mercedes-Benz and its predecessor brands. At Benz & Cie., at the beginning of the twentieth century design engineer Prosper L’Orange developed a functioning vehicle propulsion unit from Rudolf Diesel’s stationary engine, and in 1923 the world’s first diesel truck originated in Mannheim.
Finally, in [...]
New engines for the S-Class: S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY 150 kW (204 hp) and S 350 BlueTEC 190 kW (258 hp)Donnerstag, 23.September 2010
With a total of four new diesel and petrol engines, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class defines the efficiency standard in its segment. The accolade of “the world’s most economical luxury saloon” goes to the new S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY.
This high-tech turbodiesel is the first four-cylinder engine in the almost 60-year success story of the S-Class. [...]
Mercedes-Benz M-Class offers Hybrid, Diesel and high Performance – M-Class Lineup features diverse solutions for today’s customerMontag, 9.August 2010
Mercedes-Benz offers two highly fuel-efficient M-Class models for 2011 in the United States – a gasoline hybrid and a BlueTEC diesel. Along with the ML450 HYBRID (335 total hp, 381 lb.-ft. of torque) and the ML350 BlueTEC diesel (210 hp, 400 lb.-ft.), the 2011 M-Class line includes the gasoline V6-powered ML350 (268 hp, 258 [...]
The decision has been taken. The Mercedes-Benz Vario is undergoing a facelift and is set to receive a new drivetrain. To meet the requirements of future emissions standards, the Vario will be converted to include a new engine featuring new exhaust technology that will supplement the tried-and-trusted SCR technology and thus meet the Euro 6 [...]
Daimler Trucks North America: 10,000 Orders for Clean BlueTec Trucks Underscore the System’s Popularity with CustomersMittwoch, 5.Mai 2010
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has secured two new major orders, thus substantially exceeding the sales milestone of 10,000 BlueTec trucks.
“By enabling us to reach the 10,000-order milestone, our customers have shown that BlueTec is the best choice for complying with the stringent EPA 2010 emissions standard”, said Martin Daum, President and CEO of [...]« Previous