1990 Mercedes 190 D upgraded to new BlueEFFICIENCY engine, jumps from 32 to 48 mpg

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Mercedes 190

1990 Mercedes 190 D upgraded to new engine, jumps from 32 to 48 mpg

190 D BlueEFFICIENCY experimental vehicle – Click above for image gallery

There are a lot of to convert an older, dirtier car to that uses less Most often, if you’re to start with an old diesel you want to add an SVO system. If you work at though, a recent experiment was to a diesel engine to, well, diesel engine. The old diesel in here was a 190 D from 1990. The new powerplant comes from an C-Class BlueEFFICIENCY model left).

The results, power was tripled while fuel was improved from 32 mpg (U.S) in the to 48 mpg (U.S.) in the converted vehicle the NEDC method in effect the 190 D was made). Another easy-to-understand the original 190 D made the 0-62 mph run in a 18.1 seconds. The converted can get to that speed in 6.2 seconds.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz]


The Mercedes 190 D BlueEFFICIENCY experimental

Back to the future: Baby-Benz an up-to-date C-Class diesel

Driving enjoyment: almost times the output of a 190 D

Economy: more frugal fuel

Protection: many more and comfort features today

What if? Practical implementation of a discussion

Mercedes 190

From the outside it just like a more 20 year-old Mercedes 190, tens of of well-preserved examples of which can be seen on Germany’s roads. the accelerator tells a different equipped with the ultra-modern OM 651 engine developing 150 kW / 204 hp, the Mercedes 190 D shows the full potential of new four-cylinder diesel engine.

a maximum torque of 500 Nm between and 1800 rpm, this car has more than twice the of the most powerful model in the old W The 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II, which was in 1990 and produced 502 times as a model for the Group A DTM touring only manages 245 Nm.

The idea for this unusual vehicle came about an evening discussion about the developments in diesel technology the last 20 years. The question How might one make this directly tangible, in isolation the equally profound changes in the and comfort of the car as a whole? The result was a car of a different kind: the 190 D BlueEFFICIENCY.

It from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds. It manages this standard 11.9 seconds faster a 190 D of the time, which caused a on its 1983 introduction with its developed, fully encapsulated

The differences between the two diesel are even more impressive it comes to fuel consumption: the significant increase in output by 72 hp (OM 1988) to 204 hp (OM 651, 2009), the new in the old body consumes 4.9 litres per 100 (NEDC) instead of the 7.3 litre for 1988.

But what is really astonishing is measured according to the DIN standard during the time of the 190 D, the Euro-Mix of the current C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is a mere 4.6 per 100 kilometres, and 5.1 litres per 100 kilometres to the present NEDC method. represents an improvement of around 30 not to mention the exhaust emission

The playing field is by no means a Mercedes 190 D is 385 kilograms lighter a current C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, for example. In to more interior space the C-Class model is 16 centimetres and around nine centimetres and higher than a 190 this is due to the standard of comfort and safety

As a genuine Mercedes, the model 190 was of its time in terms of safety Nonetheless, customers at the time nothing like the extensive of passive and active safety to be found as standard in the current C 250 CDI These include seven the adaptive AGILITY CONTROL and numerous assistance systems as ESP® and ADAPTIVE BRAKE.

features like the ergonomically multi-adjustable seats or electrically and heated exterior mirrors contribute to the higher weight.

A number of factors are responsible for the efficiency of the current C-Class. is one of them: with a Cd figure of the 190 set an example for its time. The new C-Class this figure by far, and is once again the trendsetter in segment with a Cd figure of

The progress is equally impressive the powertrain is concerned: while the 190 D was with a four- or optionally speed manual transmission, the C 250 CDI has six available. Plus a large of friction-reducing measures. The radiator power steering and generator operate much more than 20 years ago .

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