Daimler plans on investing nearly $3 billion into cleaner diesel engines.
The parent company of Mercedes-Benz is developing next-generation diesel engines so that the automaker can meet new pollution-measuring standards. According to Daimler’s head of powertrain development, Bernhard Heil, the automaker is “spending the money on engine development and production capacities.” Part of the $2.94 billion has already been invested.
The company plans on introducing selective catalytic reduction (SCR) on its smaller Mercedes-Benz front-wheel-drive compacts by 2019, replacing the current nitrous oxide trap exhaust systems.
Currently, only the larger Mercedes-Benz models use SCR systems, which require Adblue injection units. Currently, only the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is offered with a diesel engine and the C-Class will join it very soon. The C300d will likely share the same 2.1-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder with 195 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque found in the E250 Bluetec.
[Source: Automotive News]
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