If Mercedes’ flagship luxury 4 door saloon was a person, it would most likely be an inventor of some sort. Someone who came up with things we take for granted, every single day. Such as anti-lock brakes, airbags, even double glazed windows!
And now it seems, they’ll be the first to introduce downsizing in the most ridiculous manner. Because the upcoming face-lifted S-Class is to be optionally powered by a tiny 2.0 litre diesel engine!
And I’m here to tell you, why that really isn’t the right choice.
It’ll Struggle For Sure
Let’s face the facts, downsizing has become seriously popular amongst car manufacturers within the last few years. Hence why BMW stopped using a V8 engine in the M3, in favour of a twin turbocharged straight 6.
It’s essentially called ‘keeping with the times’, and this trend does produce sales, as cars become more friendly to the environment (except Volkswagen…) and performance is still there as well!
But a 2.0 litre diesel 4 cylinder may be fine in smaller cars such as the E-Class or a Golf. But in a huge 2 tonne+ luxury barge, it’s almost certainly going to struggle.
And struggling engines mean a few things:
- The engine has to work harder, which means hefty fuel consumption.
- It’s going to be unbelievably slow, for a car which is supposed to ferry rushing businessmen about.
- Saying your £60,000 limo has a tiny diesel engine, isn’t going to score you any credit!
So to conclude the business of fuel consumption and performance- honestly, you’re FAR better off with the 3.0 litre version!
Then There’s Today’s Problems With Diesels
You’re probably wondering why there’s a smokey image of London pictured above. Well, this and other major cities around the world tend to be inhabited by thousands of businessmen commuting in their diesel Mercedes S-Classes.
And that’s a problem, if you’re not aware. Diesels these days, are getting SUCH a bad name! They’re suddenly being blamed for killing polar bears and ruining national landmarks.
And in a world where proposed diesel bans will take place, and taxing them will cost the earth and a half. Is there really any need for Mercedes (or indeed, anyone) to make another diesel? A petrol would make so much more sense, considering current issues.
I’m not joking either, check out this news article…
And you never know, Mercedes might get caught cheating at some point……only time will tell.
So To Conclude
The upcoming Mercedes S-Class 2.0 litre diesel (or could be named S220d) is due to be one of the most ridiculous seeming cars of current times.
Diesels themselves have worked in certain cars, but have been truly dreadful in others. And dropping a 2.0 litre diesel in a luxury barge, is just a dafted idea, really. The amount of hard work and fuel, it’ll have to use will be unfathomable!
And placing a thirsty diesel, which is set to sell well, at a time when the coal runners are an endangered species. Just looks plain ridiculous.
For once, without bias- you’re honestly better off with a big petrol engine instead…
So my suggestion is: Don’t bother buying a 2.0 litre diesel Mercedes S-Class, just save up for a while and get a supposedly cheaper-to run S63 AMG instead! The media for sure, won’t start blaming those for nature’s death!
So what do you think to the idea of a 2.0 litre diesel Mercedes S-Class? Let us know down in the comments below!