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Introducing the OM 471 engine – follow the latest news from the trucking industry on our blog.
With more than 250,000 of the engines already in service worldwide, Mercedes-Benz has introduced the Euro VI-compliant version of the OM 471. It is the European version of North America’s DD13 engine. The engine was introduced last month at a press event in Berlin, Germany.
Introducing OM 471
Mercedes-Benz says this engine is 3% more fuel efficient than it’s Euro V-compliant predecessor. In average service with mileage of around 81,000 miles a year, a Mercedes-Benz Actros COE with the engine will consume around 300 fewer gallons of fuel and emit around 3 tons less carbon dioxide.
Except for a few small differences, this latest version of the engine will appear under North America hoods in 2016. As the next generation DD13 from Daimler Trucks North America.
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