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Wow what a car this will be

0-60mph in 5.4 seconds, 39.7 mpg.

And huge, huge torque - this will be a better car than the SLK55.

It has the new 3.2cdi V6 diesel engine and has not one, two, but THREE turbos. First two blow at low rpm for lag free acceleration, then the big boy takes over higher up the rev range.

I WANT ONE.

The SL also gets a bi turbo 4.0l

These will be great cars, huge performance, with fantastic fuel economy!
 

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The SLK 320 CDI tri-turbo is based on the new V6 diesel engine, which achieves new levels of performance thanks to a two-stage supercharging system. It consists of three turbochargers, of which two are located on the outside next to the cylinder banks while the larger third turbocharger is situated between the V of the cylinders. At low engine speeds and loads, air flows through all three turbochargers (i.e., large and small), with the small turbochargers doing most of the work. When engine speed increases and the flow is continuous, the large turbocharger takes over supplying the greatest share of the charge pressure and the smaller turbochargers are turned off by means of a bypass system. At high engine speeds and loads, only the large turbocharger is running. Performance is further heightened as a result of an enlarged intercooler and larger pipe diameters for the charge air and the exhaust.

Sporting a modified tachometer with a red zone extending from 4,500 to 5,000 rpm and the self-confident appearance of the SLK 55 AMG, the vehicle is a proud member of the Mercedes-Benz diesel family. The new engine gives the roadster an impressive boost and allows it to perform prodigious feats: It takes the car but 5.3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h, and it can travel a distance of 1,000 metres in just 24.4 seconds from a standing start. The top speed is meanwhile electronically limited to 250 km/h. With this kind of performance, the SLK 320 CDI tri-turbo has a unique standing even among thoroughbred sports cars. And fuel economy is just as impressive, since, despite the incredible driving performance, the diesel roadster consumes only 7.5 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres (NEDC overall consumption).


New V8 diesel for the SL-Class
The new drive in the Vision SL 400 CDI also belongs to Mercedes-Benz’ third generation of CDI engines. To create this system, the engineers took the familiar four-litre V8 diesel and enhanced many of its components while also adding stateof-the-art piezo injectors, new turbochargers and an optimised water/charge-air cooling system. Taken together, all of these measures allow the engine to bring forth its power and torque in an even more harmonious fashion. The SL 400 CDI accelerates from zero to 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds. As such, this diesel sports car justifiably bears the legendary letters “SL�.
 

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clakity clack and what's that smell, no way. The 3.2 has been covered in a few threads already. Of course it doesn't matter much to me because it almost certainly will not be sold in the US anyway.
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1202184&posts=13&fid=27
 

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To me, part of the attraction of an open top car is the sound it makes. Unfortunately, however fast this car is, I have never heard a pleasant diesel engined car. Perhaps this will be different, but I doubt it.

Give me an SLK55 anyday. Nothing better than the sound of a big V8 petrol engine IMHO, except the V12 in an Aston Martin DB9 or Vanquish [:)]
 

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Oh dear, though this was breaking news... SORRY!
 

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mrdeli - 3/9/2005 10:57 AM

Wow what a car this will be

0-60mph in 5.4 seconds, 39.7 mpg.

And huge, huge torque - this will be a better car than the SLK55.

It has the new 3.2cdi V6 diesel engine and has not one, two, but THREE turbos. First two blow at low rpm for lag free acceleration, then the big boy takes over higher up the rev range.

I WANT ONE.

The SL also gets a bi turbo 4.0l

These will be great cars, huge performance, with fantastic fuel economy!
A diesel engine in California? I don't think so. Not without a big lovely catalytic converter meeting emissions standards.
 

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Diesels have never been popular here in the States. Maybe it's the cheap gas here, the foul diesel exhaust or the objectionable rattle of a diesel engine. Or maybe it's all three.

I drove the diesel E320 at the Love Mercedes event. It's not bad for a diesel, but you still hear the clackity-clack in the passenger compartment and I still got a couple lungs full of that unique diesel smell while examining the exterior.

A diesel SLK? No thanks.
 

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Julien - 3/10/2005 7:05 PM

(clakity clack and what's that smell, no way. The 3.2 has been covered in a few threads already. Of course it doesn't matter much to me because it almost certainly will not be sold in the US anyway.)
http://www.benzworld.org/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=1202184&posts=13&fid=27

With gas at almost seven dollars a gallon (UK) there's a strong imperative for a diesel here in Europe. There's also a much greater acceptance and sales, in most sectors, are rapidly increasing.
However, here's my fiver that says it never gets launched anywhere.
 

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BMW have done something similar with the 5 series

http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/doc.asp?c=100&i=9847

This one is already launched
 

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i am impressed what a turbocharged diesel engine can do, but i'm sure the tone generated by the engine would be too harsh, too loud perhaps. i don't know but if it saves fuel, it could be popular for people who travels far daily, almost an alternative to the hybrid engine. i know Volkswagen Golf TDI is sold here in USA. so, why not this MB engine, also the SL 400?[8)][:0]
 
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