Mercedes Benz Sprinter Gets New Engines

The Mercedes Benz Sprinter, acclaimed by the manufacturer as being Europe's bestselling van in its class, will get a new generation of diesel engines, as well as new manual transmissions. The two engines, which are Euro 5 compliant, will provide three output classes. The engines are grouped in two different classes: the new four-cylinder diesel engines (in-house designation OM 651) and the re-engineered OM 642 V6 engine.

The four-cylinder OM 651 CDI diesel engine is of a completely new design. It shares its overall displacement of 2.15l with its predecessor (2143 cc, predecessor 2149 cc), but it boasts a completely different geometry. The OM 651 comes in three power output ranges, as follows:

  • 210 CDI/310 CDI/510 CDI: output 70 kW (95 hp) at 3800 rpm, max. torque 250 Nm at 1400-2500 rpm
  • 213 CDI/313 CDI/413 CDI/513 CDI: output 95 kW (129 hp) at 3800 rpm, max. torque 305 Nm at 1200-2400 rpm
  • 216 CDI/316 CDI/416 CDI/516 CDI: output 120 kW (163 hp) at 3800 rpm, max. torque 360 Nm at 1400-2400 rpm

The new engines in the OM 651 series will initially be introduced in Sprinter versions registered as trucks, with the introduction for models registered as passenger cars to follow. The previous engines remain available for markets which are not introducing Euro 5 for vehicles above 3.5 tons gross vehicle weight in the autumn.

The V6 CDI on the other hand is a redesigned version of the previous 2987 cc one. The displacement of the only V6 in the Sprinter range got however a slight increase in power, now developing 190 hp at 3,800 rpm and a peak torque of 44 Nm in between 1,400 and 2,400 rpm.
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