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Mercedes-Benz OM 501 LAR race truck engine.

Mercedes-Benz OM 501 LAR race truck engine.

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

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