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Mercedes DiesOtto Madera CA

It sounds like just what everyone wants: all of the power and efficiency of a diesel engine mated to the low tailpipe emissions and lower production cost of a small gasoline engine. Several iterations of this engine are being worked on around the world, but the latest is the DiesOtto from Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes-Benz of Fresno
(559) 438-0300
7055 N. Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA
 
Hoehn Motors, Inc.
(760) 438-4454
5475 Car Country Drive
Carlsbad, CA
 
Walter's Auto Sales And Service, Inc.
(951) 688-3332
3213 Adams St./auto Center Dr.
Riverside, CA
 
Mercedes-Benz of Foothill Ranch
(949) 328-8800
81 Auto Center Drive
Foothill Ranch, CA
 
Smothers European
(707) 542-4810
2881 Corby Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA
 
Smythe European Inc.
(408) 983-5200
4500 Stevens Creek Blvd.
San Jose, CA
 
Mercedes-Benz of Fresno
(559) 438-0300
7055 N. Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA
 
Courtesy Motors Auto Center, Inc.
(530) 893-1300
2520 Cohasset Road
Chico, CA
 
Rusnak/arcadia
(626) 447-1117
55 W. Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
 
Europa Motorcar Company, Inc.
(650) 348-0300
1307 Rollins Road
Burlingame, CA
 

Mercedes DiesOtto

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It sounds like just what everyone wants: all of the power and efficiency of a diesel engine mated to the low tailpipe emissions and lower production cost of a small gasoline engine. Several iterations of this engine are being worked on around the world, but the latest is the DiesOtto from Mercedes-Benz.

Mercedes showed the engine at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt in September 2007 and astounded everyone. The engine, which was showcased in the F700 concept car, combined hybrid technology with this version of a future internal combustion engine. The performance numbers were very impressive for a full-size luxury car: only 5.3 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers (or 44.38 mpg) while still delivering acceptable acceleration.

Mercedes says this 4-cylinder engine is not far off in the future since its direct injection components are already in use in its current 3.5-liter gasoline engine. In the DiesOtto version, the engine has two-stage turbocharging so the 1.8-liter engine provides the same level of performance as the current 3.5-liter gasoline V-6 engine or the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine currently offered in the S-Class.

The biggest change from current gasoline engines is the use of homogeneous charge combustion ignition (HCCI), which mimics the combustion process used in diesel engines. The small engine produces 238 hp from its DiesOtto engine (and a massive 400 Newton-meters or 295 lb.-ft. of torque). Mercedes says it will propel the large car to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds while still delivering 127 g/km of CO2 and meeting proposed EU 6 emissions regulations....

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