Mercedes Pursues Perfection in Their Engine Parts
Pursuit of Technical Perfection in the Mercedes Engine Parts
by Dwyane Thomas
Perhaps no other car in the world has blended luxury and performance as well as the Mercedes. Being the oldest produced car brings a pedigree to the Mercedes other auto companies can only hope to emulate. Since it was unveiled in 1926, the Mercedes has set, and continues to set, the benchmark for premiere driving, styling, and comfort. This is because the Mercedes is not just about looks, although that is another high point of this vehicle. Under the hood you will find its superbly engineered Mercedes engine parts and other auto components which are a product of automotive innovations accumulated over time. Truly, the Mercedes is a car Unlike any other.
What clearly sets Mercedes apart from other luxury cars is its engine. From carrying the first ever four stroke and fuel-injected engines to the latest in V12 technology, the Mercedes exudes a strong yet refined personality which is the hallmark of this car. It is not surprising to know that each of the high performance AMG engines is hand-built by the companys engineers and technicians to achieve precision tolerances. It is this utmost attention and care given to the production and manufacture of Mercedes engine parts that defines what a Mercedes is all about – unrivalled sophistication and an exhilarating driving experience.
Presently, most production Mercedes such as the W204 C-class, W221 S-class, and C216 CL-class cars are equipped with V-type engines. This type of engine configuration aligns the pistons in a V formation and offers several advantages over the in-line type of engine. Since the pistons are arranged alternately in two lines instead of just one straight line, engine length and weight are considerably reduced. Do you know that the inventor of the V-type engine is one of the founders of Mercedes? As early as 1896, Karl Benz patented a design for an engine with horizontally opposed pistons. This just goes to show that Mercedes engine parts are indeed the apex of technical craftsmanship.
Whatever the type of design, Mercedes engines are built from basic Mercedes engine parts like the spark plug, valves, piston, and crankshaft.
1. Valves – There are two kinds of valves: the intake valves and the outtake or exhaust valves. The intake valves take in a precise combination of fuel and air into the engine chamber for compression and combustion. Exhaust gases, which are the by-products of combustion, are forced out of the engine through the exhaust valves.
2. Spark plug – This is the device that sets off the combustion. It ignites the fuel and air mixture to produce power in the form of a rapidly expanding gas.
3. Pistons – The force of the combustion and the subsequent decompression of the chambers push the pistons to go up and down. The pistons are connected to the crankshaft and their up and down motion is what makes the crankshaft rotate.
4. Crankshaft – This is the part of the engine that converts the pistons motion into rotational power. The cars performance is determined by the amount of power the crankshaft yields.
Mercedes engine parts are the heart and soul of every Mercedes car. Unrelenting focus in perfecting their design has gained for Mercedes its leadership position in the luxury car segment.
About the Author
Dwyane Thomas is a part time cook and full-time auto-enthusiast. This 31-year old Civil and Environmental graduate is a consultant at one of the engineering firms in Pennsylvania.