The New Mercedes S-Class To Get a 2.0 Litre Diesel Engine, And Why It’s a Bad Idea


s class 2.0 litre diesel

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

mercedes s class 2.0 litre diesel
There’s occasions where small engines are just useless! This is one of them.

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:

  1. The engine has to work harder, which means hefty fuel consumption.
  2. It’s going to be unbelievably slow, for a car which is supposed to ferry rushing businessmen about.
  3. 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

mercedes s class 2.0 diesel
There’s no point in buying the car, if you live in a big city

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.

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