Mercedes-Benz Invests Nearly 3 Billion Euros in New Engine Technology
German automotive giant, Mercedes-Benz has invested more than 3 billion euros towards the development of a new diesel engine technology. The German automaker stated that the brand’s new line of diesel engines already meet the emission norms established according to the RDE (Real Driving Emissions). The RDE refers to a strict set of emission regulations that have been planned for the EU. The new regulations will most likely become applicable in September 2017.
The first series of the new diesel engine, titled OM 654, will most likely be incorporated into the 2017 E-Class bound for the Indian market. According to Mercedes-Benz, the 2.0 liter diesel engine to be used in the 2017 E 220D will consume a meager 3.9 liters of diesel for every 100 kilometers.
This is despite the significant 20 HP increase in power. The new CO2 emission stands at 102 grams per kilometer.
The new engine will be constructed completely from aluminum and the reduction in emissions has been achieved by the incorporation of a newly developed exhaust-gas recirculation system and the use of stepped combustion chambers. The advanced layout has also allowed engineers to position the EGR components directly into the engine. Earlier, the EGR components were placed under the floor of the car. The repositioning has resulted in the engine being more effective.
For gasoline engines, Mercedes-Benz will use particulate filters, making them the first to do so as well.
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