Tuesday, February 19, 2008
I'm trying to Push 700's they ain't made them yet
Well maybe B.I.G. saw the future when he wrote that line!! Because here it is!!
At the Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz has taken the wraps off of the F700 featuring their DiesOtto engine. Like the engine recently demonstrated by General Motors, this one is a combination HCCI/spark ignition design. However, Mercedes has decided to add turbo-charging to the mix to provide a a 1.8L four cylinder that yields performance in this large sedan that's comparable to the 3.5L V-6 in the current S-Class with average fuel economy of 44.3 mpg. The carbon dioxide emissions of the F700 are only 127 g/km which would put it below the proposed EU limit of 130 g/km. Trying to push 700's they aint made them yet, but we're a little closer.