World Record for Mercedes E 320 CDI: In Detail

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World Record for Mercedes E 320 In Detail

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has set a new diesel world record and has again succeeded in highlighting the reliability and environmental compatibility of advanced diesel engines. The standard-production Mercedes-Benz E 320 CDI models the 30-day, 100,000-mile, marathon at an speed of 139,699 mph (224,823 without suffering any problems.

set three cars at once on for a record at the high-speed circuit in Texas; all three successfully the record distance, thereby proof of the E- Class’s reliability times over. To do so each of the candidates did no fewer than laps. Adding up the distances by all three cars gives an total of 300,000 miles kilometres) one-and-a-quarter times the from the Earth to the Moon.

In to their powertrain, their and body structure was also to the limit. Dramatic climatic with temperatures up to 45C (113 F) and the vibration caused by the uneven surface provided additional for the vehicles. This ordeal the durability of the new, 165 kW/224 hp V6 CDI engine as well as the seven-speed automatic trans-mission.

This world-record run allows manufacturer Mercedes-Benz to demonstrate again that today’s engines are among the most drive systems available. those who became convinced by the new V6 CDI was Brendan Gaughan, who last drove in the most successful US series, the NASCAR Nextel For a diesel to manage a distance of times round the world at an speed of 139.699 mph is fantastic.

impressed me, in addition to this achievement, was its great smoothness and both were on a par with a V8 gas

The world-record run was supervised by the FIA*, sets and enforces strict for tests of this kind. The vehicles were selected at Sindelfingen plant before even left the production by FIA officials who sealed them they were shipped to the Before, during and after the run, the test vehicles monitored continuously by the FIA until the record was recognized officially.

In with the globally recognized the extent of any repairs which may be is limited and the replacement of entire such as the engine, transmission or system is not allowed. The test had no difficulty in meeting these as no faults occurred during the run. In addition to numerous records, the three six-man teams also set new world for 50,000 miles at 140.092 mph km/h) and for 100,000 miles at mph (224.823 km/h). **

As well as offering superb and excellent quality, these are also outstandingly economical. The consumption figure of 40 mpg achieved by the E 320 CDI normal driving conditions is by any vehicle in its competitive segment in the Furthermore, the Mercedes-Benz engineers successfully used effective control systems to satisfy the exhaust emission standards set by the

Through the use of the latest technology it in future be possible to comply the Californian CARB (California Air Board) legislation the strictest in the which currently applies in states. In view of the dramatic in fuel prices, US President W. Bush last week a programme to develop more low-emission vehicles. Together hybrid vehicles, clean models like the Mercedes-Benz E 320 CDI are to be by means of tax incentives to the tune of $ 2.5 over the next few years.

The potential fuel savings could be achieved through adoption of diesel engines in the USA are An increase in the proportion of diesel-powered and light commercial vehicles the present one percent to 50 percent as in Europe would save the USA 2.3 million barrels of crude oil per The amount saved on an annual is even more impressive: of crude oil would be slashed by 839 barrels, or around 133 billion

Many American consumers are convinced of the benefits of today’s diesel powerplants, as demonstrated by the to the launch of the Mercedes-Benz E 320 CDI. The sales volume of 3000 in 2004 was attained after five months. And the customers are especially by the sporty and agile the good fuel economy and the level of comfort.

In those states in which Mercedes-Benz the E-Class with diesel just under 12 percent of opted for a diesel model.

is regarded as the pioneer of diesel As early as 1936, the company presented the world’s first diesel pas-senger car in the form of the 260 D, the prototypes having successfully endurance road trials the year. Another milestone on the way to advanced, agile diesel was the introduction of turbo technology in the

As early as 1985, the company the world’s first particulate while the premiere of the common-rail followed in 1997. The consistent which Mercedes-Benz has put into the of diesel technology over the 70 years has helped it attain the regard which it en-joys the world today. Future by the Stuttgart-based com-pany will the diesel even more powerful and environmentally compatible.

commitment is acknowledged by customers: has already delivered more seven million diesel-engined cars to date. The overall of diesels within the Mercedes-Benz range worldwide now lies at 35 and in western Europe is even as as 56 percent.

* The Paris-based FIA (Fédération de l´automobile) is acknowledged as the governing for world-record attempts in the automotive

** World records subject to by the FIA

On track for a record-breaking career

· Around the world four times over

The world-record run by the E 320 CDI

Mercedes E 300

The start of the world-record run on 1st, 2005, marked the of one of the toughest tests ever on a standard-production vehicle. Long-distance attempts are nothing new, but no has ever dared to go for a record three diesel-powered vehicles a distance of 100,000 miles kilometres) each. The figures with the test bring the daunting scale of the event: miles covered at an average in excess 139,699 mph (224,823 24 hours a day for 30 days.

Adding up the covered by all three cars an impressive total of 300,000 (482,802 kilometres) one-and-a-quarter the distance from the Earth to the In order to lend the record additional authority, Mer-cedes-Benz three E 320 CDI models whose distinguishing features consisted of green and blue markings similarly coloured front fog

The fact that no fewer three cars managed the distance is a clear indication of how the current E-Class is. The vehicles driven by three teams of six with each driver the wheel for about 2 hours, 10 between refuelling stops. involving the replacement of operating and wear parts, was performed in accordance with the service

Each vehicle required 10 times in the course of the entire run.

Summarised technical of the record-breaking drive:

May 1st, saw the vehicles cross the finish and take their well-deserved in the record books. Like a Swiss watch mechanism, the E 320 CDI did all that was asked of them any problems. The most outstanding of this record run is that the miles (160,934 kilometres) covered at an average speed of km/h (139.699 mph)***.

succeeded in breaking all 22 of the international FIA which it had set out to break.

* International FIA in vehicle category B production Group III turbo-diesels, Class 11 volume 2,500 3,000 cc

** record: absolute best among all vehicle categories and

*** All records subject to confirmation by the FIA Commission

**** 1 mile = km (conversion factor according to FIA

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