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Old 10-25-2011, 06:10 PM
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The best news you'll hear all day

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Mercedes has just signed off a new engine family which will see most full-sized Mercs in future run four-cylinders, downsized V8s and… straight sixes.

A friendly Mercedes engineer recently met CAR to disclose the engine plans for future models, including the surprise disclosure that Merc plans to switch to straight sixes, like its rivals over in Munich.

It's fair to say I almost choked on my breakfast croissant when I found out the details of the next MB engine generation which has just been signed off for release in 2015.
Merc to revive straight six engines, plus 4cyl and smaller V8s | Automotive & Motoring News | Car Magazine Online

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Old 10-25-2011, 06:22 PM
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Straight sixes are better IMHO.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:23 PM
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Looks like MB is positioning itself to have a sort of renaissance with solid, simple, and robust platforms.

I'm already pretty happy with the C250, except that they dropped the manual transmission. Wouldn't have traded for my GTI for that reason.
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Not too long ago, wasn't it also Mercedes "plan" to cease production of gasoline powered engines?
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This + F1 announcement makes me a happy guy
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This + F1 announcement makes me a happy guy
Does Broccoli make you happy?
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Does Broccoli make you happy?
VILE WEED!
No it gives me gas it does taste good though, probably one of my favorite veggies.
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Nice, just as long as they don't drop the V12!
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Swing axles can't be far behind - I wonder how the w108 would look with a Panorama roof?
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Nice, just as long as they don't drop the V12!
As long as they're oil money in the middle east, you can rest assured.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:58 PM
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inline sixes are awesome. Good news from MB!
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Well, I have to admit I was getting ready to be skeptical when I saw the thread title.
But when I heard of the return of the straight six I thought YES!
But then I read all the way to the end of the article...
Renault/Nissan engines in Mercedes Benz's?
That's the end of it for me. As far as I'm concerned Mercedes Benz no longer exists. I'll never spend a dime on a new Mercedes if they have become mongrolized in such a manner.

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Oh Dr.Z why did you sign with Nissan/Renault..... Nissan is good the 2JZ is legendary but Renault had a hand in the PRV.... such a sad excuse of an engine....
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VILE WEED!
No it gives me gas it does taste good though, probably one of my favorite veggies.
LMAO. love that seinfeld episode. Personally I dont really care, a balance shafted (hehe..hehehehe....) V6 feels the same as a I6 to me.
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well, at least those other, lesser germans (bavarians) still make an inline six.

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