The Mercedes M271 E16 engine was produced from 2008 to 2011 and was developed on the basis of the M271 E18 cylinder block, where the corresponding short-stroke crankshaft was installed (the stroke was reduced to 75.6 mm). The M271 E16 is a 1597cc inline 4-cylinder petrol engine.
The cylinder block is cast from aluminum with cast-iron sleeves poured into it. At the bottom of the block is a Lanchester balancing mechanism with two balancing shafts and an integrated oil pump.
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||129 – 156|
|Torque output, Nm||220 – 230|
|Cylinder block||aluminum R4|
|Block head||aluminum 16v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||82|
|Piston stroke, mm||75.6|
|Phase regulator||on both shafts|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||5.5|
|Euro standards||EURO 4/5|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for C180 Kompressor W204)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
Disadvantages of the M271 E16 engine
- The most famous engine problem is the stuck exhaust valves due to soot.
- In second place is the unreliable timing chain, which can stretch up to 100,000 km.
- This is followed by frequent lubricant leaks from the oil filter housing or heat exchanger.
- The crankcase ventilation system quickly becomes dirty, so much so that the tubes burst.
- A proprietary malfunction of the EVO series engines is the ingress of fuel into the oil.