Mercedes becomes the first manufacturer to produce BS-VI compliant vehicles

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India’s largest luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz became the first automobile brand in India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles that are ‘Made in India, for India’.

The Certificate of Compliance to the CMVR (Central Motor Vehicles Rule) for Mercedes-Benz India was presented by ARAI Director, Rashmi Urdhwareshe to Roland Folger, MD & CEO, in the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport Highways & Shipping and Abhay Damle, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport Highways and other dignitaries.

The car in question is the S 350 d and at the test it was calculated that the car had produced tail pipe emission NOx limits were lowered by upto 68 per cent and particulate matter limit reduction stood at 82 per cent when compared with BS-IV.

The S 350d vehicle comes with a state-of-art engine and exhaust after treatment technology and also features the most powerful diesel car in Mercedes-Benz history.

Mercedes says the new six-cylinder Diesel engine is designed to comply with future emissions legislation (RDE – Real Driving Emissions). All the components of relevance for efficient emissions reduction have been installed directly on the engine.

The new engine according to Mercedes consumes up to six percent less fuel and  has special traits such as stepped-bowl combustion process, two-stage turbocharging and, for the first time, the use of CAMTRONIC variable valve-lift control. Its design features a combination of aluminium engine block and steel pistons as well as further improved NANOSLIDE® coating of the cylinder walls.

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