Mercedes continues to work on Diesotto engine
Three years ago, Mercedes announced the production of a gasoline engine that carried with it some diesel genes. Set to be the gasoline engine of the future, the Diesotto engine was set up and then put up on the shelf. That’s right, there has been no discussion of the Diesotto engine since its debut at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, but a couple of weeks ago at the Paris Motor Show, Professor Herbert Kohler, vice president of future mobility at Mercedes, confirmed that the new Diesotto engine would be ready for production within five years.
"Nobody believes us, but it will happen. Three of the five hurdles we identified have been overcome. The engine is on the test bench and in development cars. It is coming."
The engine displayed in 2007 was a four-cylinder unit with a displacement of just 1.8 liters, which combines the strengths of the low-emission gasoline engine with the fuel economy of a diesel. An output of 238 HP and a maximum torque of 400 NM are achieved together with the hybridization a fuel consumption of less than six liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers.
Source: What Car