The Kompressor designation applied to the supercharged C, E and SLK-Class Mercs will soon disappear, as the automaker has decided to forge a future return to the turbocharger of old. Starting with the 2.0 liter turbo in the forthcoming A-Class, the other kind of forced induction will spread throughout the range, even though the supercharged systems were only a few years old. Merc also did some turbo reintroduction business in the mid 90s, when they for some reason thought that non-turbo diesels would be desirable— which they definitely were not.

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