Mercedes-Benz engines

OM 654 – premium class diesel

OM 654 – premium class diesel

Mercedes-Benz is currently investing in its most recent engine development programme, and the list of new designs includes a uniquely environment friendly diesel units, and a new engine, OM 654, among others. Compact, light and efficient – the new four-cylinder […]

6-cylinder OM 656

6-cylinder OM 656

6-cylinder OM 656 in-line engine is the strongest diesel engine mounted in Mercedes passenger cars in history. The engine has, among others, two-stage turbocharging system and Camtronic variable valve timing system, which was used for the first time. In its […]

M 133 – the strongest in its class

M 133 – the strongest in its class

Introduced in 2013, M 133 engine immediately made history as the strongest 2 litre 4-cylinder petrol unit in its class. It was used in the third generation of A-Class Mercedes 45 AMG – ultra-sports version of the company’s smallest model. […]

OM 651 – the first 4-cylinder diesel engine in a limousine

OM 651 – the first 4-cylinder diesel engine in a limousine

In 2009, Mercedes used a 4-cylinder diesel engine in an S-Class limousine for the first time in history. It was OM 651 Engine introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 2008. The engine set a new standard in terms of efficiency, fuel consumption, […]

OM 642 – engine with BlueTEC system

OM 642 – engine with BlueTEC system

In 2006, a new era dawned for diesel engines with the advent of the BlueTEC system. This technology was designed to dramatically reduce nitrogen oxides emission – the only exhaust component which was still produced in excess by diesel engines […]

Four-cylinder OM 611

Four-cylinder OM 611

In 1997, a 4-cylinder diesel model with common rail direct fuel injection appeared. OM 611 DE 22 LA was the first unit using this technology in passenger cars. OM 611 Engine was sold for the first time in September 1997 […]

OM 617 Engine

OM 617 Engine

OM 617 Engine was the first 5-cylinder, in-line Mercedes-Benz diesel car engine used in the 70s and 80s of the 20th century, mainly in 240 D model, known as Strich-Acht in Germany, and as popular “eagle-owl” in Poland. The engine […]

M 198 – the heart of Mercedes 300 SL

M 198 – the heart of Mercedes 300 SL

M198 model is a Mercedes-Benz six-cylinder gasoline engine which became the basis for Mercedes 300 SL sports models, produced in the 50s. It was the fastest car produced in Germany at the time, built on the basis of the popular […]

OM 138 Engine, 1936

OM 138 Engine, 1936

The engines which Mercedes became famous for were diesel engines. The first unit of this type, Mercedes-Benz OM 138, was developed and built for passenger cars. It took three years to make and was the first diesel engine used in […]

M 11644 Engine, 1901

M 11644 Engine, 1901

The first engine equipped with a honeycomb structure radiator. Small weight of the four-cylinder power unit constructed by Wilhelm Maybach allowed for lowering the centre of gravity of the vehicle and improved driving. It was the first unit installed in […]