Mad Mercs: Exploring Stuttgart’s Mercedes-Benz Museum – Roadshow

Fuel efficiency

This exhibit featured MB’s efforts toward fuel economy over the years. The lovely and boxy Auto 2000 wagon seen here featured a body with a low drag coefficient of 0.28, and was used as a test bed for three engines: a V8 with cylinder deactivation, V6 turbo-diesel, and a gas turbine. All were promising tech in 1981 when the car was built.

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