Cooperation with Detroit: truck diesel OM 457 LA

  • Date
    26 April 1993
  • Description
    Mercedes-Benz AG and Detroit Diesel Corporation (DDC) of the US announce that they have concluded agreements to develop, produce and sell a diesel engine for heavy trucks and buses. Subject of the contracts is a turbocharged 12-litre in-line six-cylinder OM 457 LA engine that will feature four-valve-per-cylinder technology and an electronically controlled injection system with unit pumps.