Naturally aspirated engine

How Does a Naturally Aspirated Engine Work?

What Does Naturally Aspirated Mean?

A naturally aspirated engine is an internal combustion (IC) engine where the intake of air depends on the atmospheric pressure. It does not include forced induction through a turbocharger or a supercharger. This type of engine is used in sports cars to avoid turbo lag. To help you understand better, we at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert in Gilbert, AZ, have prepared this guide on naturally aspirated engines. Keep reading to learn how a naturally aspirated engine works!

What are the benefits of a naturally aspirated engine?

Naturally aspirated engine

The main benefits of a naturally aspirated engine are:

  • The development and production costs are less.
  • It is easy to maintain and repair.
  • It has increased reliability because of fewer separate parts.
  • It has fewer chances of overheating.
  • It offers a more direct throttle response.

How do you get the most out of a naturally aspirated engine?

You can increase horsepower in a naturally aspirated engine by:

  • Removing restrictions in the cylinder head
  • Adding a large-diameter throttle body to increase the airflow
  • Installing a header-back exhaust
  • Getting a high-performance camshaft
  • Using the right fuel
  • Decreasing the weight of the vehicle
  • Changing the oil system that experiences less friction

Read more: Are all Mercedes-AMG® engines hand-built?


What’s better: naturally aspirated or turbo?

Naturally aspirated engines are more reliable. They offer a great driving experience and deliver consistent power levels. They do not cause turbo lag and have great low-end power that is perfect for towing and hauling.

It’s important to understand the difference between naturally aspirated and turbocharged engines to know which engine will provide better performance and reliability.

If you want to learn more about naturally aspirated and turbocharged engines, contact our experts at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert in Gilbert, AZ. We will be happy to answer all your questions and help you select the vehicle with the right engine. Don’t forget to check our special offers