NEW YORK – Mercedes-Benz engineers give the cylinders of the 3L Bluetec diesel in the recently introduced S-Class flagship sedan a thin coating of Nanoslide, lightening the engine and making it even more fuel-efficient. Nanoslide technology, which has been used in AMG engines for five years, is a process in which twin iron/carbon wires are melted by electric arc and sprayed onto the cylinder surface of the aluminum crankcase. This produces an almost mirror-like nano-crystalline smooth ...

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