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Old 26th August 2009, 00:33   #1
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Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEfficiency cometh - First ever 4-cylinder S-Class - Worldcarfans
Rumours have surfaced that Mercedes plans to introduce their first four-cylinder S-Class. Being prepped for introduction at the Frankfurt Motor Show, the Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY will produce just 155 grams of CO2 per kilometer. This follows a trend being held by a number of automakers to make their largest sedans less polluting.

The S 250 CDI uses the same 2.1-liter diesel engine already found in the C-Class and E-Class and produces up to 224 horsepower with a maximum 500 Nm of torque. Performance figures have not been released, but we do know that the car will travel 100 km on about 5.9 liters of fuel. Although entry-level, the S 250 CDI produces only 11 hp less than the S 350, which uses a V6 CDI.

If reports are correct, we should get more details about this car over the next few weeks, as the introductory date nears.
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The S 250 CDI uses the same 2.1-liter diesel engine already found in the C-Class and E-Class and produces up to 224 horsepower with a maximum 500 Nm of torque. Performance figures have not been released, but we do know that the car will travel 100 km on about 5.9 liters of fuel.
An S class with a 2.1 liter engine sounds odd, but almost 17kmpl
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I dont understand one thing, Why did Mercedes-Benz just not name it something other then S 250 CDI? (ie if that is the confirmed name). I mean they could use the 2.1L engine but still badge it was S300 CDI or something where the name sounds a little umm.. BIG? I mean telling people you own a S250 CDI just does not sound right in this lifetime.
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I dont understand one thing, Why did Mercedes-Benz just not name it something other then S 250 CDI? (ie if that is the confirmed name). I mean they could use the 2.1L engine but still badge it was S300 CDI or something where the name sounds a little umm.. BIG? I mean telling people you own a S250 CDI just does not sound right in this lifetime.
hehe, totally true. i guess its a good step for the future, but i doubt of it being introduced here thanks to our quality of fuel.
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If true, expect to see many of these doing taxi duty in North Africa & the Levant. Anyway, the idea seems to be good. A short wheelbase version with this engine might be a good idea in India too.
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Well the Mercedes F700 concept for the S class had a 1.8 litre punching 238ps
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Having smaller engine it's going to be cheaper than S350. So it seems like luring high end E class owner to move to S.
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For all of us that couldn't afford an "S" yet, this is a great opportunity.
I guess we can always debadge and upgrade to a higher spec badge

Cheaper car+upgraded badge = fastest and cheapest upgrade..

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So what's the expected 0-100 for this?
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A 2.1 liter 4 cylinder diesel S Class in the new millenium! Who would have thought?! But then, the 500 Nm of torque got to make it a better drive than the S350 V6 3.7liter petrol!

I agree with S350-E240L, for the sake of branding, they should call it something other than an S250 (sounds weird!).

Four random thoughts:

1. It will substantially expand the market of the S-Class. Not only for those who are on a lower budget, but also the environment conscious.

2. The engine bay has got to be rather empty

3. How will it perform over 200 kph on the Auto bahn?

4. Will it have the refinement that one expects from an S Class? I mean, no 4 cylinder diesel can match the V6 & V8s!
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Mclaren_Rulez, I believe the 0-100 should be close to 7.5 - 7.8 range considering the same engine in the new E class does it at about 7.2.

Coming back to this car in general I do wonder if Mercedes-Benz is taking the right step ahead by diluting the S-Class? I mean it truly has defined a great all around car for countless years, at the time when Mercedes-Benz was in its cost cutting drive the S-Class with it's plastic bits still managed to pull ahead but now with this engine it just does not sound right. I mean already the price band between the S350 and S65 AMG is huge and now getting it down to this engine should make this car cheaper then a lot of E class models which in return would seriously dilute the S-Class brand image, unless ofcourse if Mercedes-Benz decided to sell this particular model as a fully loaded only limited numbers model so only those who are really into environment protection go ahead and buy this while still enjoying the massage on the back seat.

But atleast on paper this engine on the E class does a good job here's a quote from one of the reviews,"Still, with a 0-62mph time of 7.2sec (auto), it is encouragingly quick off the line and, with a prodigious 368lb ft of torque arriving at just 1600rpm, gathers speed with enthusiasm. Once the initial rush subsides, the E250 CDI SE BlueEfficiency settles into its stride with a less frantic – but still convincing – degree of shove all the way to the 5000rpm red line. For all this, the E250 CDI’s best work is done while cruising on part throttle. At a constant 75mph, the E250 CDI is barely pulling 2000rpm in fifth gear. And it does this while returning a claimed 47.1mpg in automatic guise which, in turn, provides it with CO2 emissions of 159g/km."

And the S class is about 265 Kilos heavier, so I think it should be an average cruiser at the best, still think Mercedes-Benz should badge it as something else, S300 CDI sounds right
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I agree with S350-E240L, for the sake of branding, they should call it something other than an S250 (sounds weird!)!
+1. BMW's new 740i is actually a 3.0 liter inline 6.
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