The 2004 model MBE4000 and MBE900 will be available in the first quarter of 2004.
"The Mercedes-Benz MBE4000 and MBE900 engines have become very popular among North American medium- and heavy duty truck operators," said Mark Lampert, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Freightliner Trucks.
"Customers appreciate the performance capacity, fuel economy, weight savings, quiet operation and reliability of these engines and are impressed with the bottom line benefits."
The 12.8-liter MBE4000 is a heavy duty engine that can be used for regional distribution, vocational, truckload and bulk-haul applications. In the Freightliner Trucks product line, the engine is offered in the Century Class S/T and Columbia, as well as in heavier-duty Business Class M2 vehicles.
The 4.3- through 7.2-liter MBE900 is ideal for use in medium-duty truck applications including distribution, food and beverage delivery, towing, utilities and fire and emergency service.
In the Freightliner Trucks product line, the MBE900 is offered in Freightliner Business Class M2 vehicles.
Both engines combine advanced electronic controls, sophisticated fuel injection and extended maintenance cycles to provide an ideal solution for numerous commercial vehicle applications.
The MBE4000 delivers high torque at low RPM. It develops 90% of its peak torque at 1,000 RPM, giving it excellent acceleration and gradeability, all with reduced shifting. The high-output turbocharger is matched with high-pressure injectors for better driveability, improved fuel economy and low emissions. The MBE4000 has a horsepower range from 350 to 450 hp and torque range from 1350 to 1550 lb.-ft.
The MBE900 diesel engines are available in four- and six-cylinder configurations and offer horsepower ratings from 170 to 330 hp and torque range from 420 to 1,000 lb.-ft.
Both the MBE4000 and MBE900 will use an Exhaust Gas Recirculation system (EGR) to achieve the upcoming 2004 emission standards.
The MBE4000 and MBE900 will meet all applicable 2004 EPA emission regulations.
Both the MBE4000 and MBE900 are backed by comprehensive warranties. The MBE4000 comes with a full two-year, unlimited mileage standard warranty.
The MBE900 features a base three-year, 150,000-mile warranty for on-highway applications.