Despite being naturally aspirated, the German company says it was built using a modular design, hence it can be configured with turbochargers for future use. Putting out 225 kW and 370 Nm of torque, the biggest difference between the new V6 and the one it replaces is a reduction in the V-angle between the cylinder banks from 90 degrees to 60 degrees.
In layman's terms the change in design has led to a noticeable reduction in vibration, which further enhances driver comfort.
The engine is expected to make its fist appearance in the Mercedes-Benz S 350. According to figures released by the manufacturer, the S 350 will reduce its fuel consumption to just 7.6 litres per 100 kilometres (CO2 emissions: 177 g/km), a 24 percent improvement over the outgoing V6 (10.0 l/100 km).