Mercedes swaps aluminum pistons for steel

Aug 22, 2014 | 03:34 PM | Nat Rudarakanchana

Tags  Mercedes-Benz, Daimler, automotive, auto, aluminum, steel, advanced high-strength steel, automotive materials diesel

NEW YORK — German automaker Mercedes-Benz will replace aluminum pistons with high-tech steel pistons in one of its diesel passenger vehicles starting in September.

The advanced high-strength steel pistons will reduce fuel consumption by around 3 percent and lower carbon dioxide and pollutant emissions compared with their aluminum counterparts, according to Stuttgart, Germany-based Mercedes-Benz.....

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