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    • Mercedes-Benz turbo inline-6 motors to debut in next generation E-Class and trickle down throughout the range

      This is not the first BenzBoost has heard of Mercedes-Benz returning to the inline-6 motor. Way back in 2011 BenzBoost published an article stating Mercedes was on track to downsize their motors and revive the inline-6 which they last produced in 1997. Mercedes is on track to do so already downsizing their V8's and the inline-6 motor which will also spawn inline-4's based on the architecture will debut with the next generation E-Class for the 2016 model year.

      These will be direct injected and turbocharged powerplants as fuel efficiency is at a premium today. The upcoming W205 C-Class will also receive these motors as part of a facelift after the next generation E-Class debuts with them. Displacement details and power figures are all speculation at this point but the 3.0 liter range for a six and 2.0 liter range for a four-cylinder seems to be the general area.


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      1. BoostAddict's Avatar
        BoostAddict -
        This is interesting. I wonder how it will compare to the N54/5 motors.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Probably be quite similar.
      1. BoostAddict's Avatar
        BoostAddict -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Probably be quite similar.
        Hopefully more reliable lol
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        I'm sorry I couldn't hear the words of the article over the picture of a twin turbo straight 6 C50 AMG(?) in my head
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Things are getting interesting. Mercedes will have an answer to the S4 and 335 finally.
      1. mj6234's Avatar
        mj6234 -
        INB4 this is the new 2JZ.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mj6234 Click here to enlarge
        INB4 this is the new 2JZ.
        lulz
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        Nice! Keep the competition coming! It will only make BMW sharpen their product offerings
      1. Mmcconoughey's Avatar
        Mmcconoughey -
        Developing a new inline six is a very astute move on M-B's part. The engine is inherently balanced, easy to turbocharge, lower cost to build than a V8, and even has slightly better inherent engine balance. Contrary to popular belief, a V8 has a small balance problem that is usually disregarded in technical literature. As car makers go to four cylinder engines and learn more about coping with infrequent power impulses, the slight variations in six vesus 8 cylinder engines will be easy to cope with.
      1. ajm8127's Avatar
        ajm8127 -
        It's also smaller displacement, which means better fuel economy. I'm sure MB is doing this for the same reasons BMW and Ford are: fleet mileage requirements.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ajm8127 Click here to enlarge
        It's also smaller displacement, which means better fuel economy. I'm sure MB is doing this for the same reasons BMW and Ford are: fleet mileage requirements.
        Most definitely.