Replacement Parts for the Mercedes Benz E500 at Partstrain

Written by Jenny McLane

The award-winning Mercedes-Benz E-Class line will soon featurerepparttar new 2006-model E350 sedan and wagon, both powered by a new-generation 3.5-litre V6 engine that produces 268 horsepower – a 20 percent increase overrepparttar 140882 3.2-litre engine.

The E500 stands atrepparttar 140883 top ofrepparttar 140884 regular E-Class sedan lineup, which also includesrepparttar 140885 V6-powered E320 and new-for-`05 E320CDI turbo diesel. The 3.5-litre V6 features four valves per cylinder; double-overhead camshafts and variable valve timing for both intake and exhaust valves. This isrepparttar 140886 first time Mercedes-Benz has used double-overhead camshaft technology on its V6 engines.

One ofrepparttar 140887 most powerful engines for its size,repparttar 140888 3.5-litre all-aluminum V6 produces 268 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, with maximum torque available from 2,400 rpm allrepparttar 140889 way up to 5,000 rpm. At only 1,500 rpm,repparttar 140890 new V6 already develops 87 percent of its maximum torque. E class models haverepparttar 140891 hood, front fenders, trunk lid, and suspension sub frames are aluminum, as are numerous suspension pieces. There is increased structural use of high-strength steel as well. The design and construction helpsrepparttar 140892 ride comfort and handling of all E-Class models, butrepparttar 140893 E500 and E55AMG have a special trick as standard equipment - Airmatic DC (Dual Control) semi-active air suspension, derived from that used inrepparttar 140894 premium S-Class. The air springs and shock absorbers use electronic sensors and computer-controlled actuation to match suspension response to road conditions, driving style, and cornering force.The E350 and E500 rear-drive models come equipped withrepparttar 140895 world’s first seven-speed automatic transmission. The seven-speed transmission improves acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h by up to 0.3 seconds and allows significantly quicker acceleration in highway passing situations. Atrepparttar 140896 same time, shifting is even smoother than withrepparttar 140897 previous five-speed.

Replacement Parts for the Mercedes Benz S Class Hybrid Sedan

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The combination of electric drive withrepparttar 7G-Tronic automatic transmission ensures thatrepparttar 140881 S-Class "Hybrid" constantly operates atrepparttar 140882 optimum level. "This reduces fuel consumption by 15 to 25 percent depending onrepparttar 140883 driving cycle, while atrepparttar 140884 same time enhancing comfort," says Prof. Herbert Kohler, Head ofrepparttar 140885 Vehicle Body and Drive Systems Directorate at DaimlerChrysler AG.

Combining a V8 diesel engine withrepparttar 140886 latest generation of hybrid drive systems developed jointly by DaimlerChrysler and General Motors, Mercedes Benz introducesrepparttar 140887 S Class Hybrid, which unlike many conventional hybrids,repparttar 140888 system dispenses with a torque converter; this is replaced byrepparttar 140889 hybrid-specific components. The hybrid concept is based onrepparttar 140890 7G-Tronic automatic transmission in combination withrepparttar 140891 P1/2 hybrid transmission, which thanks to its compact dimensions does not restrict interior space.

"The use ofrepparttar 140892 7G-Tronic automatic transmission makes for a comfort level that is unique inrepparttar 140893 world of hybrids," emphasized Weber. "Shifting is even faster and more convenient in continuously variable mode." Setting a new record for cars with hybrid drive system,repparttar 140894 S Class has a maximum output of 340 horsepower. The two electric motors have a combined output of 70 horsepower. The diesel can be started at any time without transition, independently of driving mode. The V8 diesel engine rechargesrepparttar 140895 battery whilerepparttar 140896 vehicle is in motion while energy is recovered during braking.

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