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Mercedes-Benz unveils new medium-duty engines for commercial vehicles

ABR Staff Writer Published 14 March 2012

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled a new generation of Mercedes-Benz medium-duty engines with the series designation OM 93x for commercial vehicles in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim, Germany.

With the new engines and the heavy-duty OM 470 engine, Daimler is expanding its 'BlueEfficiency Power' engine portfolio, complying with the future Euro VI emissions standard.

The OM 471 was initially presented in 2011 and is already in service on long-haul operations in the new Mercedes-Benz Actros.

The company said that Euro VI will be mandatory in the EU from 2013/14 and the new engines are economical due to low consumption of fuel, long service lives, AdBlue and engine oil, long maintenance intervals, which assures the OM 93x series spontaneous acceleration and power delivery.

Daimler Trucks head of global powertrain, procurement and manufacturing engineering Stefan Buchner said that the has invested around EUR500m in development of the new Mercedes-Benz OM 934 and OM 936 engines and their production facilities at the Mannheim plant.

Both OM 934 and OM 936 medium-duty engines, fitted with four and six cylinders and a displacement of 5.1 and 7.7 litres respectively, will have a power range from 115 kW (156 hp) to 260 kW (354 hp), and will replace the engines of the 900 series launched in 1996.

The new heavy-duty OM 470 engine equipped with six cylinders and a displacement of 10.7 litres spans the power range from 240 kW (326 hp) to 315 kW (428 hp).