Engine Mercedes OM640

Engine Mercedes OM640

The Mercedes-Benz OM640 engine is a 2.0-liter in-line 4-cylinder diesel engine with common rail direct injection and turbocharger in various power ratings, manufactured by Mercedes-Benz Daimler AG.

Compared to the previous generation OM668 engines (A160CDI and A170CDI), the power and torque of the new A160 CDI and A180 CDI diesels have increased by 5 kW, 10 kW and 20 Nm, 70 Nm, respectively. This increase in engine performance is achieved through different engine block software and two turbine options.

The increase in displacement and the high ignition pressure required due to the increase in power, combined with the limited space in the engine compartment, did not allow the cylinder block to be made of aluminum. Therefore, the cylinder block of the OM640 engine is made of cast iron and does not have separate cast iron liners. The disadvantage of this is an increase in weight by 18 kg, but on the other hand, the engine noise level is reduced. The cylinder head is made of high-strength alloy aluminum and is equipped with 2 camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder. The valves are controlled by roller tappets with hydraulic compensators.


Manufacturer Mercedes Benz
Also called OM 640
Start of production 2003
Cylinder block alloy cast iron
Fuel system direct injection
Configuration inline
Number of cylinders 4
Piston stroke, mm 92
Cylinder bore, mm 83
Compression ratio 18:1
Displacement, cc 1991
Power output, hp 82-109/2600
Torque output, Nm / rpm 180-260/2600
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards Euro 4
Firing order 1-3-4-2

Interestingly, the OM640 is the base for the Thielert Centurion 2.0 aircraft engine. Also used as a base for the Austro Engine AE-300/330 aircraft engine in the Diamond DA-42 and DA-62 aircraft.
Engine Mercedes OM640 under the hood

Explanation of OM 640 marking

OM Heavy Fuel Oil (Diesel) ICE
640 Engine type: 4-cylinder in-line.

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