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Old 27th February 2007, 12:26   #1
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Mercedes-Benz is unveiling its highly environmentally-compatible BLUETEC emission-control technology in combination with a consumption-optimized four-cylinder engine for the first time at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. In terms of ensuring compliance with the even stricter EURO 6 emission standard, applicable to all new vehicles Europe-wide from 2015, the Vision C 220 BLUETEC shows the way ahead. Boasting an output of 125 kW (170 hp) and a peak torque of 400 Nm, the Vision C 220 BLUETEC now requires 5.5 liters of diesel per hundred kilometers, thanks largely to modified diesel engine technology and an intelligent system of energy management.

"The sophisticated four-cylinder diesel engine with BLUETEC emission control is a prime example of leading-edge, future-compatible technology," explains Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG and Head of the Mercedes Car Group. "Our diesel strategy is an effective answer to the question of how to save fuel and, therefore, CO2, to further reduce all exhaust emissions including NOx and yet still ensure effortlessly superior driving enjoyment. In this respect, we believe our state-of-the-art diesel concept is currently the best and most efficient solution available."

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the Vision C 220 BLUETEC now requires 5.5 liters of diesel per hundred kilometers, thanks largely to modified diesel engine technology and an intelligent system of energy management.
Rahul - Is this under standard test conditions or real world conditions?
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The above figures are what you would get in an ideal world for a car.The c class bluetec has not yet been tested by the auto pundits,when they do so only then would we know the real world figures.Though expect the bluetec to be lot more efficent than the CDI.
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Because the C-Class’ four-cylinder engine is smaller than the V6 or V8, it does not require the “AdBlue” injection.Rather, it relies solely on the “DeNOx” system, which uses two special catalytic converters and a particulate filter in order to reduce tailpipe emissions. It's the “DeNOx” system that will be featured in the 2008, US-bound Volkswagen Jetta TDI.

So we don't require special fuel stations for the C class,making it that much more viable for an India launch too.

In an assessment done by the German technical inspection authorities (TÜV), it revealed that over its life the new C-Class has a total energy requirement of the equivalent of 1,000 gallons of fuel, reducing CO2 output by 15-percent on average and reducing NOx output by 20-percent. That’s a lot of energy and emissions saved, any way you look at it. Something along the Vision C 220 Bluetec concept, will only improve things further.

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