From prechamber to BlueTEC HYBRID –The history of the diesel engine

From prechamber to BlueTEC HYBRID –The history of the diesel engine

Feb 21, 2011
Stuttgart
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Mercedes-Benz at the 2010 "Mondial de l’Automobile" in Paris: Dr. Thomas Weber, the member of the Daimler AG Executive Board responsible for corporate research and development at Mercedes-Benz Cars, with the S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the world´s first luxury-class car with a 5 litres per 100 km fuel consumption
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Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY: the world´s first luxury-class car with a 5 litres per 100 km fuel consumption
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The Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is the first S-Class to be powered by a four-cylinder engine.
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With a combined output of 165 kW (224 hp), the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID consumes a mere 4.1 l/100 km. That equates to CO2 emissions of only 109 g/km
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The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, the first diesel hybrid from Mercedes-Benz with outstanding efficiency (4.1 litres per 100 kilometres, 109 grams of CO2 per kilometre) will be launched in 2011.
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In 2011 the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID will be launched as the first diesel hybrid from Mercedes-Benz. The fuel-optimised models C 220 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY and E 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY are powered by new four-cylinder diesel engines with fourth-generation CDI technology.
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Mercedes-Benz 2009 SUV campaign: BlueTEC models with the E 350 BlueTEC HYBRID
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In 2008 Mercedes-Benz presents the Vision GLK BLUETEC HYBRID as a study for particularly efficient and clean diesel vehicles
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, E 300 BLUETEC
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class, E 300 BLUETEC
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Diesel-electric operation in cities: In the Mercedes-Benz Cito (1998), a four-cylinder engine powered a generator which produced electricity for the traction motor. Purely electric operation was possible over short distances.
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Diesel-electric: The Mercedes-Benz OE 302 test city bus was powered by electricity, its batteries being charged by a diesel engine. This vehicle marked a new start in hybrid drive development in 1969.
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The future oriented DIESOTTO-powertrain with its 1.8-l displacement, 4-cylinder spark-ignition combines the performance of a gasoline engine and the high torque and fuel economy of a state-of-the-art diesel together with extremely clean emissions. Additionally, CO2 emissions of a mere 127 grams per kilometer correspond to consumption of only 5.3 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers (44.3 mpg), extremely low for a vehicle of this class. The new technology package includes features such as direct gasoline injection, turbocharging and a variable compression. At the core of this innovation lies the controlled auto ignition, a highly effi cient combustion process similar to that of a diesel. The DIESOTTO-system can be operated using conventional gasoline fuel.
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Mercedes-Benz launches BLUETEC initiative in Europe: E 300 BLUETEC with exceptionally clean diesel technology
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Mercedes-Benz presents the future of the gasoline engine: DiesOtto – Gasoline engine with diesel genes
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smart fortwo cdi, exterior
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smart fortwo cdi, exterior
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Advanced engineering: The diesel particulate trap developed by Mercedes-Benz re-generates itself without fuel additives and is maintenance-free
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Exhaust gas aftertreatment with BlueTec (AdBlue injection) shown on the example of the Vision GL 320 BlueTec concept car, 2006
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Coordinated campaign for clean air: Diesel particulate trap and catalytic converter system, 2005
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Future-oriented: The 2005 Mercedes-Benz Actros with BlueTec technology already complied with the EURO V emission norm
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Clean into the future: Mercedes-Benz E 320 BlueTec
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Clean into the future: Mercedes-Benz E 320 BlueTec
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Diesel renaissance after World War II: Mercedes-Benz 170 D (W 136 I D series) from 1949
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Exhaust gas aftertreatment with BlueTec (SCR catalytic converter system) shown on the example of the Vision GL 320 BlueTec concept car, 2006
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Diversified portfolio: Leaflet showing the range of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehi-cles with diesel engines in 1936. In the background: The Gaggenau plant
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Long-distance runner: US version of the Mercedes-Benz 300 D Turbodiesel
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Power-pack: The Mercedes-Benz 300 D Turbodiesel featured a three-liter turbodiesel engine. The photo shows the model for export to North America
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1976: Diesel record run with the Mercedes-Benz C 111-II D in Nardo/Italy
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Special coupe: In 1981, Mercedes-Benz created the 300 CD Turbodiesel exclusively for the US market
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On the test track in Untertürkheim (from right to left): Mercedes-Benz C 111-III record car with five-cylinder turbodiesel engine; Mercedes-Benz C 111-II D diesel record car (without pop-up headlights); a Mercedes-Benz from the 123 series
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Addition to the family: The six-cylinder in-line diesel engine made its debut in the Mercedes-Benz 300 D (W 124 series)
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“Whisper diesel” and the car in which it was installed: Mercedes-Benz 190 D (W 201 series)
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Transparency: Mercedes-Benz CDI system with common-rail injection
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Milestone: The Mercedes-Benz 2.9-liter direct diesel injection engine with Electronic Diesel Control (EDC) of 1995
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Oblique injection for reduced emissions, 1989: A feature which formed part of the “Diesel ‘89” initiative
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Successful principle: Daimler truck engine with diesel injection
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S-Class with diesel engine: Mercedes-Benz 350 SD Turbodiesel, a model for export to the USA
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Diesel premiere in passenger cars: The Mercedes-Benz 260 D, launched in 1936 and extremely popular among taxi drivers. The photo shows a taxi-cab landaulet
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Trailblazing: Direct diesel injection made its debut at Mercedes-Benz in 1964, in the OM 352 engine for commercial vehicles
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