The engine of the future?

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Mercedes claims their new DiesOtto engine might just be that.

It blends the best of gas and diesel engines. Running on gas.
Here are some of the specs:
– 1.8 Liter
– 238hp
– 40 MPG when tested in an S Class.

It all sounds great. Although I wonder how smooth and quiet a 1.8 Liter engine can be in the S class.
We’ll see it it ever makes it into production….

Conversation 4 comments

  1. plenty of today’s engines can have 200+ HP with 1.8L, or 40MPG with 1.8L, but not both!

    if it sounds too good to be true, then …

  2. A compression ignition gasoline engine that produces near zero NOx. It is about time someone did this. Getting auto-ignition to work in a gas engine is the hard part. Low-end torque must suck though.

  3. Typical Mercedes innovation. Can’t wait to see this in one of their production cars for sale.

    Vince, overseas the S class receives many small displacement engines with less horsepower as well. If I recall correctly the previous S class was available with the 2.8 liter six cylinder producing less than 200hp.


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