Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Mercedes-Benz C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition
Mercedes-Benz is set to launch a completely new diesel engine generation from Q4 2008 onwards. For its world premiere, the Stuttgart-based luxury car manufacturer will unveil a C-Class model with this new four-cylinder oil burner. In the form of C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition, this engine produces - from just 2.2 liters of displacement - 204 hp (150kW) and 500 Nm of torque.
Yes, C-ing is believing...this junior exec can go 1094km on a full tank of diesel!
Will this sleeker-looking wing mirror find its way to the other C-Class variants?
The premiere model can accelerate from standstill to 100 km/h in just 7.0 seconds, on the way to its top speed of 250 km/h. Notwithstanding these exceptional performance figures, the Prime Edition only consumes an average of 5.2 litres of fuel per 100 km (NEDC), with CO2 emissions of 138 g/km. The engine impresses with its eager responsiveness and smoothness of operation, which can make it a sensible alternative to the higher-displacement six-cylinder engines in future.
Do not expect to get this excellent CDI model from Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) until the diesel at the local pumps get out of its primitive Euro-1 rut.