Mercedes-Benz Shows Geeky Explanation for Lean Burn Technology

Be advised, if you have the attention span of dog in a room filled with differently sized balls and water jets, then you might want to skip trying to understand what on Earth is going on in the following video.
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On the other hand, if you're interested in the details of how certain internal combustion technologies work and don't mind squinting at different graphs and a pretty cool animation of a four-cylinder doing its “suck, squeeze, bang, blow” routine, then go right ahead.

The W212 Mercedes-Benz E 250 facelift is the first model in it car segment to achieve a class A energy efficiency, with CO2 emissions of just 135 g/km.

The most part of this achievement is represented by its two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine; more specific, the technology this engine uses to achieve a spectacular fuel consumption while still offering 211 hp and 350 Nm (258 lb ft) of torque.

In short, the “BlueDirect Lean Burn Combustion Technology” - as Mercedes-Benz calls it - allows the maximum thermodynamic combustion potential to be achieved at low engine loads. We'd tell you more about it, but if we haven't bored you by now you're better off watching the following video.

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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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