Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC Diesel Engines
It’s no secret that Mercedes-Benz sets the bar high when it comes to performance engineering and innovation. While handcrafted AMG models offer astounding speed and power, Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC engines are on the other end of the spectrum, representing a different kind of excellence. Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC models are equipped with advanced BlueTEC diesel and turbodiesel engines that return elite fuel efficiency. Additionally, Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel engines produce low emissions, making them among the most eco-friendly non-hybrid luxury cars on the road.
This continuously evolving class of engines provides a driving experience that goes above and beyond what you expect from an alternative fuel vehicle. Highlighted by incredible torque ratings, BlueTEC engines offer up to 30 percent less greenhouse-gas emissions than traditional gas engines.
Understanding How BlueTEC engines Work
Mercedes-Benz didn’t stumble upon the world’s cleanest diesel vehicle by chance. It took years of engineering and innovation to get them where they are today. Modern Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC engines work as well-oiled machines, using complex components like high-pressure fuel injection and variable-vane turbo to create more powerful combustion, which is where the incredible low-end torque originates.
A substance called AdBlue helps Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC engines produce such clean emissions. When AdBlue is injected into the exhaust, the substance converts nitrogen oxide emissions into harmless nitrogen and oxygen, emitting very little detrimental gas.
Improved Efficiency, Same Mercedes-Benz Experience
Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC models provide the same level of luxury traditional Mercedes-Benz models do. While the driving experience is similar, you’ll experience rich torque output and make a few less stops at the gas station with a more fuel-efficient drive. Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC engines are available currently in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, GL-Class, GLK-Class and M-Class. As diesel-powered vehicles continue to grow in popularity, look for more Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC vehicles in the future.
Schedule a test drive in any of the Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC models on the Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City lot and get a feel for the experience behind the wheel of a BlueTEC model vs. a traditional gas-powered luxury car.