PROGRAM MANAGEMENT POWER TRAIN & CHASSIS FOR NEW 4WD GENERATION

A innovative four wheel drive power train "4matic" was developed with a transfer case integrated in the automatic transmission. Target vehicles are all Mercedes-Benz passenger car models and the GLK, then under development . This third "4matic" generation replaced since 2006 with  the new S-class a 4WD powertrain purchased from MagnaSteyr. This quantum-leap combined better driving dynamics with economies in package, weight, fuel consumption, costs and car body variants.

KEY DATA:

  • new technology
  • insourcing of purchased components in the Untertuerkheim plant
  • plant and research & development as system supplier
  • capital investment € 45 mil. incl. development, test, launch, manufacturing and tooling
  • fulfillment of ambitious performance and cost targets
  • same car body 2WD and 4WD by smaller package sizes

PERSONAL PERFORMANCE:

  • program manager power train & chassis in the launch year of new 4WD S-class (2006)
  • program manager power train & chassis for model GLK and following cars with "compact allwheel powertrain"
  • project manager coordination development, manufacturing, supply and procurement
  • sucessfull vehicle & power train launch below target costs in time and budget

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