Mercedes-Benz Trucks revamps its engine line-up

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Mercedes-Benz’s truck division has announced a complete overhaul of the engine line-up with cutting-edge, clean combustion units bringing significant fuel and emissions savings.

“We are keen to shape the future of road transport. The Latest Generation of our successful OM 471 engine is proof of this. Its higher fuel efficiency of up to 3% benefits our customers and the environment,” comments Stefan Buchner, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks.

The engine offers fuel savings of up to 3% compared to its predecessor, reducing operating costs. At the core of these improvements sit modifications of fuel injection, higher compression, a new exhaust gas turbocharger and a reduced rate of exhaust gas recirculation help lower fuel consumption. In average service with mileage of around 130,000 km/year, a Mercedes-Benz Actros with the new engine will consume around 1100 fewer litres of fuel and emit around three tonnes less of CO2.

The OM 471 engine is part of the successful platform of heavy-duty truck engines of Daimler Trucks. Around 250,000 of these engines have already been fitted worldwide in heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz trucks as well as in Freightliner and Western Star trucks in North America and FUSO trucks in Asia, over 100,000 of these work in Mercedes-Benz trucks.