The 9G-TRONIC, Mercedes-Benz’ newest, 9-speed automatic transmission, will be available in the six-cylinder diesel E 350 BlueTEC model.
The 9G-TRONIC is suited for rear-wheel and all-wheel drives as well as hybrid and plug-in hybrid drive systems and will be used in almost all model series and engines in the coming years.
The E 350 BlueTEC with the new transmission as standard equipment will be available in September, with prices in Germany starting at 54,710.25 euros for the Saloon and 57,923.24 euros for the Estate model.
The new technology enables fuel consumption to be reduced to 5.3 liters diesel per 100 km while the the additional gears and the broader gear ratio spread enhance drive comfort and convert engine power into better traction. The broad ratio spread of 9.15 for gears one to nine provides a noticeable reduction in engine speed. Despite two additional gears and a maximum transferable torque of up to 1000 Newton metres, the new automatic transmission is lighter and takes up as little installation space as its predecessor.
Mercedes-Benz has developed automatic transmissions for more than 50 years and some 22 million automatic passenger car transmissions have been produced at the company’s plant at Stuttgart-Hedelfingen, which is near the Group’s headquarters in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim.
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