Mercedes-Benz Luxury Automakers Invest in Diesel Technologies

February 18th, 2016 by

2016 E-CLASSMercedes-Benz vehicles such as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan are known for providing a complete luxury car experience, and an integral part of that experience is refined and powerful performance in both gasoline and diesel powered models. The automaker continues to refine the latter according to recent reports, investing in new technologies to provide the greatest fuel efficiency, power and performance, and reduced emissions.

Parent company Daimler reportedly plans to invest approximately $2.94 billion during the next three years to develop the next generation of the automaker’s diesel engine systems to accommodate upcoming regulations for measuring pollution production. Said Daimler Head of Powertrain Development Bernhard Heil, “We are spending the money on engine development and production capacities.”

The automaker will equip smaller, front-wheel drive Mercedes-Benz models with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology and phase out current nitrogen oxide (NOx) trapping exhaust systems by 2019. Some Mercedes-Benz models already include SCR technologies, such as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTEC® Sedan and 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTEC®4MATIC® Sedan, which utilizes an AdBlue® solution injected into the vehicle’s exhaust system flow to reduce NOx to water vapor and nitrogen.

It’s all part of the automaker’s furthered efforts to reduce emissions and help clear the air we all breathe, while retaining the refined performance for which diesel equipped Mercedes-Benz vehicles like the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTEC® Sedan and 2016 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTEC® 4MATIC® Sedan are known and loved.

Mercedes-Benz continues to invest in and refine the technologies utilized in the luxurious and powerful cars they build, and that we offer here at our Mercedes-Benz dealership serving Batavia. Come in to Mercedes-Benz of St. Charles to learn more about the complete lineup of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in our inventory today!



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