30 Jun '11, 8am

Mercedes S-Class updated with new BlueDirect engines

Mercedes S-Class updated with new BlueDirect engines

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia unveiled the S-Class with updated BlueDirect engines this morning. This engine refresh exercise involves the S350L and S500L, which will now get BlueEfficiency tags on their names. The “entry level” S300L soldiers on with the old 231 hp 3.0-litre V6 lump. The updated models are based on the facelifted V221 that was launched in Malaysia last April . The main component of BlueDirect engines are the BlueDirect combustion chamber, direct injection, improved fuel pump, lightweight camshaft plus double chain drive, electronic controlled thermostat, modified camshaft adjuster and exhaust gas turbocharger on selected engines. The result is higher power and torque with lower consumption and emissions. The S350L BlueEfficiency gets a naturally aspirated 3.5L V6 engine that puts out 306 hp and 370 Nm of torque. That’s a useful 12.5% and 5.7% more than the previ...

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