Mercedes-Benz launch emission-cutting, fuel-saving nine-speed automatic gearbox
By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 12:00
FIRST: 9G-TRONIC debuts in E-Class
Mercedes-Benz are launching a new fuel-saving, emission-cutting nine-speed automatic gearbox.
Making its debut in the new 252bhp E350 Bluetec diesel E-Class, launched in September, the 9G-TRONIC technology is available to order now.
In the new E-Class, the gearbox will reduce CO2 emissions to 138g/km for the saloon, with fuel consumption boosted to 53.3mpg.
This is an upgrade on the current model, which contains the 47.1mpg 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic gearbox.
The gearbox is expected to be added to other models across the Mercedes-Benz range over the next few years.