Mercedes-Benz is combining the V6 diesel engine in the S 350 BlueTEC with an ECO start/stop function. As a result, the fuel consumption of the luxury class saloon has been brought down to 6.2 litres per 100 kilometres (NEDC combined), the company announced on Monday.
The V6 diesel engine in the S 350 BlueTEC develops an output of 190 kW (258 hp) from a displacement of 2987 cc, and generates 620 Nm of torque.
The ECO start/stop system developed by Mercedes-Benz switches the engine off when the vehicle comes to a standstill – for example at traffic lights. The engine then immediately starts again as soon as the driver takes his foot off the brake pedal. Thanks to the intelligent control system, all of the vehicle’s functions and comfort systems continue to operate during the stop phase.
The increase in efficiency was also achieved, among other things, through the use of TWAS(twin-wire-arc-sprayed) coating technology.
AMG has been using TWAS coating technology since 2005 in the 6.3-litre V8 in all model series, including the new SLS. Based on the positive experiences gained, Mercedes has now also developed this technology further for diesel engines. It is currently being introduced in the new Mercedes V6 diesel engine.
The price of the Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC in Europe remains unchanged at 76,517 euros, inclusive of 19% VAT.