Aug 16, 2007

Mercedes-Benz E 300 Bluetec diesel sedan goes on sale in Europe

Stuttgart, Germany – First introduced in North America last fall as the E320 Bluetec, the new Mercedes-Benz E 300 Bluetec clean diesel is now going on sale in Europe.

“Mercedes-Benz has achieved a massive reduction in emissions and compliance with the EU 5 standard whilst retaining the same favourable consumption figures. Thanks to the intelligent BLUETEC technology, this compression-ignition engine is one of the world’s cleanest and most efficient drive trains,” said a news release issued by Mercedes.

The Bluetec system includes an oxidation catalytic converter – which cuts emissions of carbon monoxide (CO) and unburned hydrocarbons (HC) – and an additive-free diesel particulate filter. A further developed NOx storage catalytic converter with a patented onboard ammonia generation system teams up with an SCR catalytic converter and enables extremely low nitrogen oxide emissions. This exhaust gas treatment system works without the need for any additional equipment.

In 2008, Mercedes-Benz will introduce another three V6 Bluetec models in North America – the GL, M and R-Class.

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