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Mercedes to become first automaker to offer particulate filters on petrol engines
The German auto giant, Mercedes-Benz, has announced it's plans to widely use particulate filters on it's petrol-powered vehicles.
The company has been conducting extensive tests using particulate filters with newly developed piezo injectors on it's S500 sedan for more than two years and the testing has produced positive environmental results. This has made the company stake it's claim for being the first automaker to widely implement particulate filters in petrol cars, and equip more models in the S-Class range with particulate filters.
Declining to specify which particular variants of the S-Class will be equipped with particulate filters, the auto major hinted that the change will be implemented during the "next model upgrade", which indicates that the facelifted 2017 S-Class will be it's first model to use this environment-friendly feature when it is unveiled.
The company has also announced an investment of approximately 3 billion Euros on new engine technology, which includes development of a new, cleaner diesel engine family which complies with the stricter emission norms by the European Union which will kick in from September 2017.
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Re: Mercedes to become first automaker to offer particulate filters on petrol engines
Super move . Will make a big difference on the 6 & 8-cylinder engines. Perfectly timed too. While the world is taking VW's case for diesels, Mercedes can come forward and say 'forget diesels, even our petrols run cleaner than the competition'.
When it comes to safety & technology, no car maker has the kind of commitment that Mercedes has, consistently over the years. Just hope the long-term reliability of their cars has improved.
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