@ FastestLaps: I agree with you, totally.
Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec 9G-Tronic specs
|Car type||4-door saloon|
|Curb weight||1810 kg (3990 lbs)|
|Dimensions||4.88 m (192 in) long, 1.85 m (73 in) wide, 1.48 m (58 in) high|
|Wheelbase||2.87 m (113 in)|
|Submitted by||Inline 6 rules|
|0 - 100 kph||6.6 s|
|Top speed||250 kph (155 mph)|
|Engine type||V6, turbodiesel, 24 valves, DOHC|
|Displacement||3.0 l (182 ci / 2987 cc)|
|Power||252 ps (249 bhp / 185 kw) @ 3600 rpm|
|Torque||620 Nm (457 lb-ft) @ 1600 rpm|
|Power / liter||84 ps (83 hp)|
|Power / weight||139 ps (137 bhp) / t|
|Torque / weight||343 Nm (253 lb-ft) / t|
|Transmission||9 speed automatic|
|Layout||front engine, rear wheel drive|
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Shaggy 8y ago
Shaggy 8y ago
9 speed automatic?!, are you freaking kidding me?! 7 gears is enough, but 9?! 8O
password 8y ago
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FastestLaps 8y ago
Is the extra "shortness of gears" worth the added complexity and weight?
Whats next? 10 speed, 11 speed, 12 speed 20 speed?
At some point those "infinite" gear changes will start to actually damage efficiency.
Fangio Man 8y ago
"ZF tried to make a 9 speed for Land Rover Evouqe and Jeep Cherokee but it haven't come true yet."
Some weeks ago I had an internship in the ZF factory in the city I live. Inter alia they told me something about the development of the 9 gear gearbox, and that they plan to reveal it in 2014.
Inline 6 rules 8y ago
First production car with 9 speed automatic transmission. ZF tried to make a 9 speed for Land Rover Evouqe and Jeep Cherokee but it haven't come true yet.