Mercedes-Benz has unveiled India’s first BS-VI complaint vehicle – S 350d. 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.
Roland Folger stated, “Mercedes-Benz vehicles are world-class products and they comply with the most stringent emission standards, and the ARAI certified new BS-VI vehicles reiterate this high benchmark. The introduction of India’s first BS-VI vehicles for the Indian market is a significant milestone and we strongly believe that this will pave the way for other manufacturers to introduce their BS VI vehicles in India. This, we believe would also be beneficial for the end customer as they could use the latest technology available.”
“Mercedes-Benz has introduced BS-VI vehicles in India almost 2 years in advance of the regulations. 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.” Folger elaborated.
As for the 350 d BS-VI, the NOx are down by 68% and Particulate Matter (PM) by 82% compared to existing Bharat Stage IV emission standards. The vehicle has undergone On board diagnostic (OBD) test and RDE (Real Driving emission) test.
The S 350d comes with an exhaust after treatment technology, such as EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation), DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter), SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) etc.
All the components of relevance for emissions reduction are installed directly on the engine. The new engine consumes up to 6 percent less fuel, the company said. The special traits 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 same tech we saw in the OM654 2.0 turbo diesel.