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Mercedes-Benz SK

1994 [ edit ]

In 1994 the SK which apart from the engines was still based on the NG from 1973, was facelifted for the time with a new front

Engines [ edit ]

The Mercedes SK were available with the popular OM44X series Which were an evolution the highly respected OM42X used in the predecessed NG chassis. As a the OM4XX series share similar (not to be confused identical) components which as far back to the very early Benz OM401 and 402 diesel

These new generation OM44X with their robust iron blocks, much their predecessor engines, specifically very popular in hot desert climates due to their displacements and low operating temperatures.

These engines were released as two variants:

(Released 1988 to 1992)

OM441 aspirated V6 engine which power at approximately 224hp

Naturally aspirated V8 engine yielded 290hp

The later (Released from 1992 to were classed as EURO 1 standard engines.

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OM441 Turbo V6 engine which power at approximately 270hp up to when fitted with an

OM442 LA Twin Turbo V8 which yielded power 350hp to a very respective when fitted with an

Transmissions [ edit ]

With the of Euro 1 class emission regulation, it is only understandable the engines gained a mass compared with the earlier As the engines were now getting due to Euro 1 class emissions turbos, intercoolers, piping the Mercedes Benz SK moved from the ZF branded 16s series cast iron transmissions in the late model NG chassis and a Mercedes Benz aluminium 16 synchromesh transmission of model

These transmissions were lighter than the 16s transmissions and also tolerate a greater of engine power up to 440hp mostly to their double pressure plate capability and gear design.

The transmission was with one of two versions of gear either the conventional stick or the newly developed EPS (Electronic shift) system. However, like most electronic mechanisms of that mid to late era the system did have some gremlins and reliablilty issues at Although it may have been comfortable from a drivers of view, the EPS was not very popular truck owners and operators, even led some truck sceptical of reliabilty the later Actros Telligent transmission.

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