First Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle with a turbocharged diesel engine

  • Date
    9 December 1953
  • Description
    Daimler-Benz chooses a fire brigades' convention as the occasion to present the TLF 15/36 TA tank water tender, the first Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicle to be fitted with a turbocharged diesel engine. The OM 312 A power unit develops 115 hp / 85 kW, 25 hp / 18 kW more than the naturally aspirated variant on which it is based.
Metz TLF 15 T firefighting vehicle
Metz TLF 15 T firefighting vehicle