• Feb 5th 2009 at 8:58AM
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Mercedes-Benz' in-house tuning arm, AMG, has announced the horsepower wars are over, and the automaker is gearing up to implement a new range of technologies that will help reduce fuel consumption by 2012.

According to AutoTelegraaf, M-B will introduce start-stop technology on AMG models as early as next year, along with launching a direct-injection system based of the second-generation currently employed on the C350 CGI BlueEfficiency. The automaker has set an internal goal of reducing fuel consumption across its line-up by 30% in the next three years. While diesels and new engine technologies will go a long way to achieving that goal, Mercedes plans to begin reducing the weight of its vehicles through the use of more composite materials and other weight-saving assembly procedures.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if there will be an option to disable it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wasn't there all ready an "end to horsepower wars" when cars were breaking 500hp. Seems like the new standard is to hit 1000hp. Personally if I'm buying a car with that much horse power, I could car less about it's gas mileage.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is good news. The 12 mpg city rating on the C63 is the only reason I can't bring myself to buy one.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm all for start-stop tech... just as long as when I'm read to go it actually starts, and that I can switch it off when I'm not stuck in traffic. Wouldn't want it shutting down every time I come to an intersection.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have a BMW with start/stop, and it works. There's a little button on the dash to temporarily disable it.
        It also keeps the engine running below 3°C
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