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33 E-Class from Europe to Asia

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class, which has been on the market since June, is to be subjected to an extraordinary endurance test: on October 21, 33 E-Class models equipped with V6 diesel engines will start out on a long-distance journey from Paris to Beijing, where local production of the business saloon has now commenced. Over long stretches of the journey, the symbolic bridging between Europe and Asia follows the route of the first transcontinental car race in history, which was started exactly 99 years ago and led from Beijing to Paris in 62 days. With the modern E-Class cars, Mercedes-Benz aims to accomplish this journey, which in parts runs through roadless terrain, in only 26 days.

The long-distance drive Paris – Beijing 2006 will start in the heart of Paris on October 21, and spans a total distance of approximately 13,600 kilometres, crossing the borders of eight countries, to finish in Beijing where the teams are expected to arrive on November 17. In this drive, the sportive challenge for the participants lies in achieving the lowest possible fuel consumption on both the individual stages and in total, and all this in spite of the ambitious time schedule. Added together, the 33 E-Classes will drive more than 450,000 kilometres in 28 days, two of which are resting days for the teams. This equals more than eleven times the circumference of the equator.

The V6 diesel engine of the E 320 CDI which will be the power plant in the cars of the fleet during the long-distance drive has 165 kW/224 hp and a maximum torque of 540 Nm. The economical and clean power pack had its debut in May 2005, again with an unusual acid test. In three series production E 320 CDI cars, the engine completed a failure-free, 30-day test marathon on the high-speed course in Laredo, Texas. The results were three FIA-acknowledged diesel world records over 100,000 kilometres (at an average speed of 225.93 km/h), 50,000 miles (at 225.456 km/h) and 100,000 miles (at 224 km/h). In spite of the extraordinary stresses, the maintenance-free diesel particulate filter worked without any losses over the entire record distance – clear proof of the reliability and longevity of this exhaust technology. With the long-distance drive from Paris to Beijing, Mercedes-Benz is following up on this outstanding achievement.

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why ruin the perfect fun drive with fuel economy concerns ?

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I like the Old Glory paint scheme.

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very cool!

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