On 19th Jan 2018, Pune: Mercedes – Benz launches India’s first ‘BS – VI compliant – Made in India, for India’ vehicle: Once again strongly repeats its environment and India commitments.
India’s biggest luxury car brand Mercedes – Benz, today achieved a historic milestone in Indian automotive industry, while becoming the first automobile brand in India to launch the very first BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘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, Smt. Rashmi Urdhwareshe to Mr. Roland Foger, MD & CEO, in the honorable presence of Shri Nitin Gadkari Ji, Minister of Road Transport Highways & Shipping and Water Resource, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation and Shri Abhay Damle Ji, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport Highways and other dignitaries.
‘Mercedes – Benz has introduced BS – VI vehicles in India almost 2 years before the deadline. We strongly believe that early introduction of BS – VI vehicles will further accelerate the adoption of cleaner vehicles in the market and thereby achieving the Government’s clean air initiative.” Mr. Folger said.
New car, which can be run on the BS – IV fuel, will gets the NOx limit reduction by 68% and PM by 82%
Highlights of BS – VI engine in the Mercedes – Benz S 350 d:
The all new S 350 d vehicle comes with a state art of engine and exhaust after treatment technology, like all new refined engine, EGR, DPF, SCR etc., The new Mercedes – Benz S 350 d is the most powerful diesel car in the Mercedes – Benz history.
The new six – cylinder Diesel engine is especially designed to go along with the future emission legislation i.e. (RDE – Real Driving Emissions). And the company says that the new engine model consumes up to six percent less fuel as compared to the preceding model of the car, and for the first time company has used CAMTRONIC variable valve lift control. The design features a combination of aluminum engine block and steel pistons as well as further improved NANOSLIDE coating of the cylinder walls.