Dieselgate’s list of victims is not limited to those who believe in hype, and to take advantage of the dirty, deceptive vw cars, Otis and porsche. The scandal also shook the wider industry. Although some car manufacturers chose survive and continue in the United States to sell diesel – launched a new generation of jaguar and land rover Ingenium diesel engines, while Chevrolet sales department lutz and Equinox diesel engine – other company has been discontinued. There is a strong sense that among many carmakers, companies’ fingers hang on the stop button.
This is true for mercedes-benz and its e-class cars. Despite being one of the pioneers of diesel passenger cars in the United States, the seemingly undriveable 300Ds still accounts for a remarkable percentage of the total, but Mercedes is extremely cold. The brand suspended sales of new U.S. diesel in May, and we didn’t realize it reversed that position.
This is a shame because it denies that some of the best engines we are producing now, as confirmed by the 2018 European specification E350d and E220d.
The e-class on both sides of the Atlantic is the same – German dentists enjoy the same quality as floridians. Currently, the European version of the W213 car has the same low profile, nice cabin and dynamic stability. But the engine is more efficient than the E350d, which is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel V-6.
The v-6 is part of the long-serving OM642 engine series, a direct descendent of the engine that the previous generation E350 Bluetec sold here. The displacement is unchanged at 2987 milliliters, but the output has increased by 44 horsepower to 254, with 457 pound-feet of torque, available from 1600 RPM. The car we drive is the rear wheel drive, although the all-wheel drive is also available. Both models use a nine-speed automatic transmission that is Shared with the entire e-class.
Engine statistics perfectly reflect the low impulse and easy progress of this power plant. The diesel engine is driven from a moderate peak of torque, and the gearbox intelligent switch to maintain the deceleration. A moderate accelerator application will provide a powerful acceleration; Even if you limit yourself to the top of the pedal stroke, the E350d will stay away from traffic. But driving is increasingly important, and the transmission system will switch to its stingy mode, as fast as possible, and the more radical map will keep the engine in the deep middle. What it doesn’t do is rev. According to the Mercedes, the peak power reaches 3,400 RPM. Even in the most difficult circumstances, the engine of E350d will not exceed 4000 RPM.
This is not the most civilised of the diesel-powered devices, but only compared to the remarkable performance of some of its competitors. The E350d is far from the anvil band used to mark the compression ignition, without any clatter or rough harmonics, and only the slightest vibration at idle speed through the steering wheel. But it’s a lot more weird than a BMW 530d. It also does not fit the leviathans’ desire for diesel powered leviathans such as audi SQ7 and the Bentley Bentayga suvs (mechanical). While the E350d can reach the same 155 MPH limit, Mercedes is suitable for most of its faster European products, but the performance feels brisk rather than quick. Trying to match the car manufacturer’s claim that the zero to 62 miles per hour 5.9 seconds will miss the car’s laid-back mission.
While Mercedes AMG E43 allows us to use both luxury sedans and sports cars at the same time, the E350d never reached the same level of athletic ability. It can be driven at a decent speed through good steering and accurate reaction. But it’s not as difficult as it is in the primary AMG version; The Sport and Sport Plus dynamic model does not provide the same Jekyll-Hyde switch as the E43. The diesel feels stronger and lighter, and the front-end grip turns inadequately when turning. This selective air suspension system can provide excellent compliance on the road surface of the bad highway, thus making it more enjoyable.
To extract all the fruit, we have also made a shift in the four-cylinder E220d, which USES the Mercedes OM654 engine, a new structure that is developed at a huge cost. In terms of power and performance, E220d is lower than E350d, with 192 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. E220d lacks E350d’s easy muscles and requires considerable accelerator pressure to provide a similar level of perceived acceleration. However, this is not without slacks: Mercedes claims to have a speed of 7.3 seconds per hour, which is very similar to the time we extracted from the old six-cylinder E350 Bluetec.
Although reducing size brings other benefits. Although there are still no track stars, the E220d feels more flexible and sensitive when asked to change direction, thanks to a reduction in the weight of the front wheel; Mercedes thinks it is about 260 pounds lighter than a six-cylinder car. The new engine is quieter than the v-6 and offers some impressive fuel economy. Europe’s official 72-mile composite figure is as fanciful as it is, but in the real world, users report more than 45 miles per gallon.
In our hearts, we know that Mercedes will no longer bring more diesel to the United States. Of course, the four-cylinder E220d doesn’t exist here, and it’s not that there’s no oil crisis that has led to Thunderdomes being built, Tina Turner in chain a. However, E350d may return at some point. This is a hope worth persisting.