Mercedes-Benz is thinking ahead with its all-new V-8 turbodiesel. That's what the unique 75-degree vee angle is all about. The non-standard design was developed “for reasons of packaging,” says Erich Arbeiter, the engineer responsible for the new 4L SOHC V-8's development. “We wanted to make it as compact as possible, so it can be installed in other vehicles in our range without requiring major modifications.” The first of those “other vehicles,” according to Mercedes insiders, is likely ...

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