2017 Mercedes S-Class To Get 4 New Engines — The Best Just Got Better

The flagship Mercedes sedan is set to get

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German carmaker Mercedes-Benz has been working on the facelifted version of its flagship S-Class sedan for a while now ahead of its debut next year.

Other than the expected slight design tweaks and extra gadgets and tech inside, it would seem that this facelift is set to be a lot more than skin deep.

Mercedes unveiled a set of four new engines; three petrol and a diesel which will make their way under the extremely long bonnet of the new S-Class.

The first of the lot and the most powerful is a new twin-turbocharged V8 engine displacing 3982cc which is known internally at AMG as the M 276.

 

The AMG developed 4.0-litre V8 will replace the current 4.7-litre V8. The new engine cranks out over 470bhp and around 700Nm of torque.

The second new engine is a 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder engine that displaces 2,999cc and is codenamed M 256 by Mercedes. The engine cranks out over 408bhp and 500Nm of torque.

The new inline six-cylinder engine is the first engine that Mercedes has designed for electrification from the outset and features a 48V mild hybrid system.

The hybrid system powers an Integrated Starter-Alternator (ISG) and the electric auxiliary compressor (eZV) which combine to negate any turbo lag.

The smallest of the petrol engines is a new turbocharged inline 4-cylinder codenamed M 264. The engine displaces 2.0-litres and is turbocharged and features the 48V mild-hybrid system. The engine has a specific output of 134bhp/litre.

The hybrid system powers a belt driven starter-alternator (BSA) that is responsible for for fuel-saving hybrid functions such as energy recovery and provides an engine speed boost at low revs.

The hybrid system powers a belt driven starter-alternator (BSA) that is responsible for for fuel-saving hybrid functions such as energy recovery and provides an engine speed boost at low revs.

The only new diesel is a turbocharged 3.0-litre inline 6-cylinder engine that is codenamed OM 656. The engine cranks out 309bhp and over 650Nm of torque.

The engine uses a stepped-bowl combustion process, two-stage exhaust turbocharging and, for the first time, ‘Camtronic' variable valve timing to help boost efficiency and power.

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