Luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz achieved a historic milestone in the Indian
automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in India to launch the
first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for India’.
The vehicle, a Mercedes-Benz S
350 d has undergone stringent emission test related to BS VI emission at ARAI,
Pune and has been certified as BS VI compliant. Following are some of the tests
done at ARAI for the certification of the BS VI engines:
1-Tail pipe emission test in
laboratory – limits lowered to 68 to 82% as against BS-IV
2-Engine power test – BS-VI
fuel based test
3-On board diagnostic (OBD)
test – Stringent OBD test
4-RDE (Real Driving emission)
- On road emission performance test
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 are installed directly on the engine. The integrated technology
approach combining the new stepped-bowl combustion process, dynamic multi-way
exhaust-gas recirculation and near-engine exhaust-gas after treatment, for the
first time combined with variable valve-lift control, makes further reduced
consumption with low emissions possible.
Although the output has
increased noticeably compared to the preceding model, the new engine consumes
up to six percent less fuel. The special traits of the top-of-the-line engine
in the diesel family include the 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.
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 i, Minister of Road Transport Highways & Shipping
and Water Resource, River Development, & Ganga Rejuvenation and Abhay Damle
Ji, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport Highways and other dignitaries.
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