MercedesBenz C111

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Mercedes-Benz C111




THERE is a possibility that the world’s pro. ducer of luxury will swing soon to power.

Engineers at Daimler- in Stuttgart have solved of the problems that plagued rotary engines. ‘Meanwhile. the business heads are attracted by the unit’s possibilities in the face of American pollution legislation,

On a recent visit to the Daimler headquarters fact-finding we met a wall of where formerly the company had particularly forthcoming. This that Wankel engines are no a curious novelty. Said one executive: ‘This is a bad time to about rotaries, Major are being taken right now and is particularly sensitive.

If Daimler- decides to invest heavily in the needed to produce Wankel in quantity. it will probably the move by building a limited of the existing Clll prototype. cars offered at a subsidised perhaps to 100 carefully chosen motorists in Germany and abroad pave the way to public acceptability of the engine as a luxury power At the same time they help to pinpoint any last-minute that the engineers may have

Assuming thaI such a marketing exercise went the company might then go on to a rotary-powered variant of one of its normal probably in relatively low volume such as the 300SEL. The cars in larger range are in any case, to rumour due for replacement perhaps later this year. It be relatively easy for Mercedes to for a supplementary model to be slotted in a couple of years.

Mercedes-Benz C111

What is the reason for this renewed interest in a power that, after all, has around for years? Initially, the concept attracted wide for its extreme smoothness, lightness and compactness by comparison with reciprocating designs, but already were misgivings about its fuel consumption. Then the first signs of an omissions in California and enginems despaired of the new regulations because of the Wankel’s inefficiency and the consequent incompleteness of its process. At the same time were doubts about by the time the necessary.

auxiliaries were added it saved much underbonnet

Now the wheel has turned full The very — much 1975 American anti-smog have put a far higher premium on and weight saving.

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