Thursday, February 14, 2008
B.I.G., THEY FINALLY MADE A 700 BENZ !
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.