BlueTEC clean diesel vehicles help Mercedes-Benz diesel sales soar

Sarah Jin - 19 July 2011

Mercedes-Benz's BlueTEC-equipped vehicles are proving highly popular among American buyers throughout the month of June, following the introduction of the BlueTEC diesel technology to a number of existing Mercedes-Benz SUV vehicles, according to a statement from the company.

Mercedes-Benz recorded a 188.3% increase in sales in June compared with the same period in the previous year, whilst total US diesel sales increased by 128.4% in the same month.

Mercedes-Benz attributes the increase in sales to the use of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) in the powerplants, rendering the vehicles more fuel-efficient and less noisy. DEF significantly reduces the level of pollution produced by the vehicle in the form of soot and other pollutants.

You may also be interested in

Cascadia Evolution delivers seven per cent improvement in fuel economy over an EPA 2010 models

Christopher Goodfellow - 8 June 2012

Freightliner Trucks' new Cascadia Evolution will deliver a 7% enhancement on the fuel economy of previous EPA 2010 compliant models with improvements in aerodynamics, weight reduction and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) repackaging. DD15's BlueTec 1-Box SCR package, which requires Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), has been optimized to...

Detroit Diesel sold 25,000 engines with BlueTec SCR in 2010

Christopher Goodfellow - 4 April 2011

Detroit Diesel sold more than 25,000 engines equipped with its BlueTec Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology last year. Brad Williamson, Director of Engine and Component Marketing at Daimler Trucks North America, said: "We're proud of our chosen 2010 emissions solution, and our sales confirm that our customers have accepted and...

Mercedes brings SCR-equipped S-Class to the US market

Christopher Goodfellow - 13 January 2011

German automotive manufacturer Mercedes has decided to use its BlueTEC Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology in its new diesel-powered S-Class saloon car. The S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC is powered by a 3.0 litre V6 turbo-diesel engine that can produce 617Nm of torque and accelerate from 0-60mph in seven seconds.The vehicles Diesel...

Penske Truck Leasing orders 750 Freightliner and 600 Volvo SCR trucks

Christopher Goodfellow - 7 May 2010

Truck rental firm Penske Truck Leasing has ordered 750 Freightliner Cascadias and 600 Volvo VNs because of the manufacturers' use of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology, according to its procurement manager. Marc Althen, senior vice-president administration and procurement at Penske, said: "Based on our own research and...

Car manufacturers showcase 2016 diesel car line up at Detroit Motor Show

Niels Tholen - 15 January 2015

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), also known as the Detroit Motor Show, is being used as a platform for car manufacturers to showcase their new 2016 model year line up. Manufacturers at the show including Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volkswagen and Land Rover have introduced new versions or brand new diesel models that...