A lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. over Mercedes-Benz’s alleged use of a defeat device on diesel cars that allows them to cheat on emissions tests.
U.S. law firm Hagens Berman claims that Mercedes’ vehicles with BlueTEC diesel engines produced much more nitrogen oxide in the real world then they did during testing. “The fact that Mercedes passed the dynamometer test in all tests, but failed the real world test, is suggestive that like VW, Mercedes is implementing a ‘defeat device’,” said the firm.
Daimler, the owner of Mercedes-Benz, is totally denying the accusations. “We consider this class action lawsuit to be unfounded. Our position remains unchanged: A component that inadmissibly reduces emissions is not used in Mercedes-Benz vehicles,” said the German company.
The EPA said that it has requested information from Daimler about the lawsuit, but the organization has not opened an official investigation.
Volkswagen is currently facing a massive scandal after the company admitted to using defeat devices in many of its diesel vehicles.
[Source: Automotive News]
Discuss this story at our Mercedes-Benz Forum