The OM 501 LAR “innovation engine” was fitted in the Mercedes-Benz race trucks from 1996 – initially in the 1834 S Evolution, and from 1998 in the Atego. The high-performance V6 diesel power unit featured two turbochargers with high-pressure compressor, high-pressure injection and charge air cooling. The Electronic Diesel Control system prevented the race truck from exceeding the permitted top speed of 100 mph.
- Cylinders V6
- Displacement 729 cu in
- Output 1100 kW
- at engine speed 2000-2200/min