Mercedes-Benz abandons Renault diesel enginesOctober 16, 2020
The Renault-Daimler partnership, in which several Mercedes-Benz compact cars received the French automaker’s 1.5-liter diesel engine, was launched more than two years ago, but it looks like the alliance has ended.
Reportedly, the first step in this direction will be taken during October 2020, when the A-Class and B-Class models with a 1.5-liter engine from Renault will be removed from the market, while the CLA in the 180d version will be available for some time from dealers of the brand. The 1.5 dCi engine will also be used in the next Citan and T-Class compact vans.
Instead of the 1.5 dCi, the A- and B-Class will use a new 2.0-liter diesel engine, codenamed OM654q, according to LArgus. The expected output is 116 hp, which is in line with the previous version, but the torque has increased from 260 to 280 Nm.
Another innovation is the 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which will replace the current 7-speed transmission in the Mercedes-Benz A180d and B180d. The new transmission, which is slightly more polluting, is expected to help reduce the compact hatchback’s acceleration time to 100 km / h from 10.5 seconds to less than 10 seconds.
Updates, which have not yet been officially announced, are expected to make the cars more expensive. However, you will have to wait for the presentation of the updated models. Production is expected to begin in December, so sales in Europe are likely to start next year.
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