The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class is which going through testing phase will now be powered by a 1.6-litre diesel engine from Renault. Mercedes and Renault have a joint engine development program. Mercedes is already using Renaults 1.5 -itre engine in its A-Class and the Citan Van. The 1.6-litre engine is already used in cars like the Renault Fluence, Megane, Scenic and the Nissan Qashqai.
The 1.6-litre produces a power of 130 PSI @ 4000rpm and a 320 Nm of torque @ 1750rpm. There will also be some changes made to the engine to fit into the engine chamber and also be tuned for better performance. The engine will be mated to a manual or an automatic gear box and will supply the power to the rear wheels.
The next-generation C-Class scheduled to be launched in 2014 and may hit the dealerships in Europe by 2015.
Source – Carscoops.com
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