Quick Note: Mercedes Brings Nine-Speed Automatic to E-Class
July 22, 2013 11:34 AM
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it will gain a combined fuel economy of 53.3 MPG from 51.4 MPG
Mercedes is updating its
with a new nine-speed automatic.
Last weekend, Mercedes-Benz’s German language website configurator revealed that the nine-speed automatic -- known as 9G-Tronic -- will now be standard on the rear-wheel-drive E350 BlueTec. It will replace the seven-speed 7G-Tronic automatic gearbox, which will now be standard equipment on the E220 BlueEfficiency Edition.
While bringing the 9G-Tronic along won't change the E350 BlueTec’s ability to hit 0-62 MPH in 6.6 seconds, it will gain a combined fuel economy [European rating] of 53.3 MPG (from 51.4 MPG with the 7G-Tronic). This is due to a boost in city MPG from 40.9 to 44.1.
The 9G-Tronic also brings reduced average CO2 emissions from 144g/km to 138g/km.
Back in May, Mercedes said it was aiming for
45 MPG highway
on the new 2014 E250 Bluetec 4Matic diesel sedan. Its 2.1-liter, 4-cylinder turbodiesel engine uses twin sequential turbochargers for 195 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque.
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7/24/2013 3:54:45 AM
If you can afford a luxury car, you can afford the maintenance on a luxury transmission. You think routine maintenance on a 458 should cost the same as it does on a Taurus? ROFL!
I'm also not 100% certain that such "failures" as you claim aren't the symptoms of the growing pains of new technology. Semi's have WAY more speeds than this, and their transmissions last quite a long time. Plus, how many miles are we talking about on these transmissions? If we're talking about 150k miles...imho, that's not too shabby for a transmission.
what MB uses ZF again?
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