Mercedes-Benz have announced that their light commercial vehicles will be greener than ever before thanks to the
introduction of new engine technology.
The OM93X series of engines will be appearing in all Mercedes-Benz’s new commercial vehicles and will bring the company into line with the new Euro VI emission standards that come into play from 2013/14.
The standard OM93X series will cover a power range of between 156 and 354 horsepower, while the heavy duty OM470 engine will cover vehicles with a power range of between 326 and 428 horsepower.
The engine series will feature exhaust after-treatment technology with a particulate filter to greatly reduce the vehicle’s carbon output. The engines will also feature a cross-flow cylinder head – increasing the efficiency of the engine – and a high-pressure fuel injection system for optimised performance.
Customisable turbo charging will also feature in the engine series and will be adaptable to each power output category. An electronically controlled waste gate will be in place to “regulate charge pressure and improve engine response” according to manufacturers.
The combination of this raft of new features introduced by Mercedes-Benz is designed not only to bring the company’s vehicles into compliance with new emission standards but also to give a marked improvement on the performance of Mercedes’ new commercial vehicles.