Mercedes-Benz to Debut New Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission Performance - Mercedes is rolling out an all-new nine-speed transmission slotted for fitment within the brand's sedans and wagons, starting with the E 350 BlueTEC. Mercedes says the transmission will not just assist conserve gas, but will decrease in-car NVH levels as well as decrease exterior sound pollution, while giving smoother shifts at faster periods compared to the outgoing seven-speed 7G-TRONIC transmission it changes.
Mercedes-Benz to Debut New Nine-Speed Automatic Transmission Performance
While its recently appearing in the E 350 BlueTEC, the 9G-TRONIC will certainly come to be common across the Mercedes schedule. Anticipate to see the system locate a house within the S-Class next off, followed by C-Class, and possibly the CLA-Class. Engineers made the transmission to be compatible with back- and all-wheel-drive application, and even moderate as well as full-hybrid systems. Generally, the 9G-TRONIC will certainly be Mercedes' bread-n-butter 'box.
To meet the vast array of needs, engineers constructed the transmission to move quickly and also smoothly with no overly-perceivable change points in its normal mode and also sharp, direct shifts when put in manual-- and even in S mode. The gearbox is additionally able to shift over multiple gears for rapid velocity and also slowdown. As an example, the 9G-TRONIC can move from 9th gear to 5th gear if the driver floors the accelerator. On the other hand, the transmission could seamlessly change from 3rd gear to 9th equipment after a hard velocity add an interstate on-ramp.
What this suggests for performance, both on the track and also in between gas stations, is simple: more gears amounts to lower revs when travelling as well as therefore enhanced fuel efficiency while faster changes mean quicker overall efficiency numbers.
The upcoming E 350 BluTEC furnished with the 9G-TRONIC is set to be very affordable in its class for fuel performance. Its 248-horsepower, 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 can cruse at 75 miles per hour in ninth equipment while just handing over 1,350 rpm. That terribly reduced rev matter greatly contributes to the auto's capability to get a mixed 36.75 mpg on the European cycle. That number is up from 34 mpg with the outward bound seven-speed unit. The heavy E 350 BlueTEC is no slouch on the drag strip either. It'll hit 60 miles per hour in just 6.6 secs from a standstill.
Designers constructed the 9G-TRONIC for multiple applications, consisting of high-performance salons and wagons making up to 737 pound-feet of torque. Such a high tolerance for the spin makes it possible for the transmission to unavoidably discover a house within the AMG department too without any alterations.
This is likewise good information due to the fact that the USA doesn't presently obtain the E 350 BluTEC diesel. The 9G-TRONIC's flexibility suggests it will show up in the States before long and also in practically every Mercedes lorry.