Engine Mercedes OM460LA

Engine Mercedes OM460LA

Modern engines must meet several requirements: to be economical, efficient, reliable and environmentally friendly. All these conditions are met by the Mercedes OM 460 engines. These engines are fully electronically controlled, which significantly increases their efficiency. The Mercedes OM460LA is a six-cylinder engine with separate injection pumps that deliver high-pressure fuel to ensure low diesel consumption. These motors are equipped with an energy efficient compressor that consumes less power than compressors of the same type.

Cars equipped with engines of the Mercedes OM 460 model are able to easily overcome steep and gentle slopes. This is made possible by the fact that 90% of the maximum torque is already achieved at 1000 rpm.

Another characteristic feature of the Mercedes OM 460 series engines is their high reliability and low operating costs. For example, an engine oil change occurs after 40 thousand kilometers. The fuel filter changes after more than 150 thousand km of the distance traveled.


Manufacturer Daimler
Also called OM 460
Cylinder block alloy cast iron
Fuel system direct injection
Configuration inline
Number of cylinders 6
Piston stroke, mm 166
Cylinder bore, mm 128
Compression ratio 18
Displacement, cc 12816
Power output, hp 435/1650
Torque output, Nm / rpm 1350/1550
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards Euro 5
Weight, kg 939 (dry)
Engine lifespan, thousand km
— official information
1 000

Mercedes OM460LA engines perfectly show themselves in the transport business when transporting goods both over long distances and within the city. A car equipped with motors of this model moves smoothly and accelerates quickly. This is important in conditions of an intensive car flow, if intracity transportation is carried out. And overcoming long climbs with almost any angle of inclination when driving on intercity routes does not require much effort from the driver – the engine copes well with sharply increasing loads.

Mercedes OM 460 LA is considered one of the most durable and reliable engines in the world. Periodic maintenance and diagnostics can significantly extend their service life and reduce the likelihood of breakdown.

General view of OM460LA

  1. Belt;
  2. Fuel pump;
  3. Thermostat housing;
  4. Fuel filter;
  5. Oil filter;
  6. Cylinder head;
  7. Start / Stop button;
  8. Air blower distributor;
  9. Connecting pipe from cooler to blower;
  10. Crankcase ventilation system;
  11. Engine control (MR) control unit;
  12. Air compressor;
  13. Power steering pump;
  14. Level indicator;
  15. Engine oil filter filler.

  1. Generator;
  2. Starter;
  3. Exhaust turbocharger;
  4. Exhaust manifold;
  5. Coolant pump;
  6. Belt tensioner

Explanation of OM460LA marking

OM Heavy Fuel Oil (Diesel) ICE
460 Engine type: 6-cylinder in-line.
L Charge air cooling.
A Exhaust turbocharger.

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