Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid to Feature Dana Technology

American-based automotive parts supplier Dana Holding announced that it will be supplying Victor Reinz sealing products and thermal-acoustical protective shielding (TAPS) for the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 HYBRID, which is now available for purchase in the US. The model is the first mass-production vehicle in the world fitted with a lithium-ion battery designed specifically for automotive use.

"The Mercedes-Benz S400 HYBRID is one of the world's most technically advanced new cars, and Dana's cutting-edge technologies are helping to provide fuel-efficient, cost-effective solutions for this signature vehicle platform," said Dana Chief Technical Officer George Constand in a release.

The S400's 3.5-liter V-6 engine is sealed with Dana's multi-layer steel cylinder-head gasket, which incorporates Dana's patented Wave-Stopper sealing technology. The gasket works to maintain high-pressure seals at the most extreme temperatures, thus improved engine performance.

The vehicle’s electronics system is protected by Dana's thermal-acoustical protective shielding, resulting in nearly 40 percent mass reduction and a higher durability over conventional double-layer shields.

Dana is also supplying intake manifold gaskets and exhaust manifold gaskets for the hybrid engine. The three-layer exhaust manifold gasket, made of spring steel, is designed to withstand high thermal and mechanical loads.

"Dana's contributions to the S400 HYBRID demonstrate our ability to successfully adapt our core technologies to emerging industry segments such as the hybrid/electric vehicle market,"
Constand added. "We look forward to providing global engineering and manufacturing expertise as automakers such as Mercedes-Benz further develop new powertrain applications."
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