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Detroit Diesel opts for BlueTec SCR-technology US emissions standards

Compliance with the new US EPA 2010 emissions standards using BlueTec SCR-technology is among the big issues facing the US transport industry at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show. BlueTec SCR-technology in the diesel engines, manufactured by Detroit Diesel, is setting another future-proof milestone in the history of the diesel engine. SCR-technology combines economic and environmental benefits in a unique way. This environmentally friendly technology is now poised to break into the USA, following its successful, reliable deployment in hundreds of thousands of applications, over various decades in power stations and half a decade in diesel engine manufacture in the European and Asian commercial vehicle industry, among them more than 200… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz – BlueTEC diesel technology wins “Green Steering Wheel” Award

Bild am Sonntag, Germany’s top-selling Sunday newspaper, has awarded Mercedes-Benz the “Green Steering Wheel”. This was the second year in which Bild am Sonntag awarded the Green Steering Wheel. Bild am Sonntag invited its readers to vote – by Internet, SMS or mail – for the best eco-friendly automotive innovation. Bild am Sonntag then asked a team of environmental experts to assess the eco-ideas which received the largest numbers of readers’ votes. Dr. Dieter Zetsche accepted the award at the presentation ceremony in Berlin. Newly crowned Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton had driven the “Green Steering Wheel” onto the stage in an electrically powered smart fortwo; this electric vehicle… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz diesel milestones in the last century

AutoWeek had the privilege of attending and test driving many of the vehicles at the Vermont gathering of the newest Mercedes-Benz Bluetec vehicles. They have gathered a interesting list of significant Mercedes-Benz diesel milestones. Here are some highlights. 1939 260D Introduced in February 1936, this was the world’s first diesel production passenger car. 1955 180D The 40-hp cars took first, second and third in the Mille Miglia’s diesel class (58.8 mph average). Continue reading


Diesel initiative in the US: BlueTEC SUVs in all 50 US states

Mercedes Benz has finally won approval to license BlueTEC SUVs in all 50 states. They will shortly start selling the ML 320, R 320, and GL 320 BlueTEC in all US states, and feature the worlds cleanest diesel technology available. The vehicles, which will first be available in the US, will comply with the extremely strict requirements of the American Bin 5 and ULEV emission standards. This will make Mercedes-Benz the first manufacturer to be able to license diesel SUVs in all 50 US states. The public is still not aware on how this technology works, so we’ll try to explain. The second BlueTEC version, used in the new GL… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz developing 100% electric car

We have recently learned, from a source close to Mercedes Benz and its Research Center in Stuttgart, that the Daimler AG is working on a vehicle “which will revolutionize the luxury auto market,” as they put it. The “revolutionary” vehicle will be an all electric mid-size to large luxury vehicle, and will feature a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged two ways. The first option will be with a direct plug-in, and the other option will be a small dynamo like device that will charge the battery while the car is driving. In current tests, the battery was able to get 170 km (approx 105 miles) before it had to… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz SUVs with AdBlue technology

Mercedes Benz will be releasing three SUVs with a new clean burning diesel engine that should not only increase fuel mileage, but also reduce environmental pollution. The R320, ML 320, and GL 320 will all be powered by a BlutTEC V6 diesel engines and be equipped with AdBlue injection, which had been previously tested in Mercedes’ trucks and buses. The new SUVs will not only be able to pass the stringent Bin 5 test, but also the future EU 6 standards. The SUVs itself have been upgraded with more standard equipment, comfort and of course even more safety options. More detail after the break


Total Recall

Mercedes-Benz USA have recalled 9,004 cars out of the 12,580 cars they sold last year. The recall pertains to diesel models (Bluetec) which according to reports, have a problem with their crankshaft position sensors. A crankshaft position sensor is a key element controlling fuel injector pulse timing which is an underpinning factor for combustion to happen or in other words- the engine to work. The models affected by the recall are 2007 E320 Bluetec, ML320 CDI, and GL320 CDI models. Failure of the sensor would cut fuel supply to the engine, a condition similar to having an empty fuel tank. Reports have also confirmed failure of sensor occurring when the… Continue Reading »


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