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Mercedes L 3250

There were probably various attempts to replace L701 by an own product and become independent from GM. The result was put into production in 1949. Decisive differences were a Mercedes driver's cab and the more economical diesel engine.

Particularly noteworthy is the latter, that it emerged from the Opel six-cylinder. The key change is in the number of crankshaft main bearings, seven instead of four because of the larger torque of the Diesel engine.

Even today, the longer-stroke-versions still dominate Diesel engines. Thus, the stroke was extended from 90 to 120 mm, giving the engine almost one liter more displacement and 21 kW (28 hp) more power. 04/17