MANNs flexible Mercedes filtration solution

mann-flexResponding to the ever restricted space in the engine compartment, ADE filter supplier MANN+HUMMEL has developed new air filters with flexible external contours that make more efficient use of the available installation space.

For the independent aftermarket, they are available as MANN-FILTER Flexline C 26 017 and C 30 030 for the Mercedes-Benz A and B Class. The C 26 017 air filter is for petrol engines and the C 30 030 is for diesel models. The use of further elements with flexible contours for other manufacturers is also planned.

The curved external contours mean the filter can accommodate a larger filtration area compared with conventional designs, and thus achieve higher separation efficiency and dust holding capacity.

The Flexline air filter contours are produced using state-of-the-art laser technology that sets new standards in filter manufacturing. Mercedes-Benz was the first vehicle manufacturer to use the innovative solution, and is now using it as standard for its MFA2 (Modular Front Architecture) platform. The air filter will therefore be used in almost all four-cylinder engines from the A and B Class as well as their derivatives in the future.