2018 S-Class BSVI Variant Launched Two Years Ahead Of Time and BSVI fuel availability will begin from April 2018 in Delhi and 2020 across India
Mercedes-Benz introduces India’s first ‘BS VI compliant – Made in India, for India’ vehicle; strongly reiterates its environment and India commitments. Mercedes-Benz India fulfills its promise of launching the first BSVI vehicles 2 years ahead of the regulation. Mercedes-Benz BS VI vehicles are compatible with BS IV fuel. The upcoming S 350d and
Mercedes-Maybach S 560 also gets ARAI certificate as ‘Indian Crash Norm Compliant’ vehicles
BS-VI testing conducted on both these vehicle comprises:
Stringent emission testing (including Particulate numbers)
Engine power test | On-board-diagnosis test
Real world driving emission (RDE) data collection
These are the ‘First BS VI vehicles’ with the lowest ever emission for a Made in India, Internal Combustion Engine
With the implementation of BS VI the regulatory thresholds for Diesel and petrol cars are almost at an equal level
The PM limit in the BS-VI Diesel engine is lower by 82% than that of BS-IV Diesel
Drastic reduction in the NOx emissions level by 68% with the introduction of BS VI leading to reduction in gap between petrol and Diesel emissions.
The BS VI petrol engine will be featured in the Mercedes-Maybach S 560 and the Diesel engine in the New S-Class to be launched later in 2018
Pune: India’s largest luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz, today achieved a historic milestone in the Indian automotive industry, by being the first automobile brand in
India to launch the first ever BS VI compliant vehicles, ‘Made in India, for India’. The Certificate of Compliance to the CMVR (Central Motor Vehicles Rule) for
Mercedes-Benz India was presented by ARAI Director, Smt. Rashmi Urdhwareshe to Mr. Roland Folger, MD & CEO, in the honorable presence of Shri Nitin Gadkari Ji, Minister of Road Transport Highways & Shipping and Water Resource, River Development, & Ganga Rejuvenation and Shri Abhay Damle Ji, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport Highways and other dignitaries.
Benefits of BS VI standards:
BS-VI standards are far-reaching in scope and incorporate substantial changes
to existing Bharat Stage IV emission standards. Of particular note is the tightening of Particulate Matter (PM) & NOx mass emission limits. In a BS VI vehicle the NOx limit reduction is upto 68% and PM limit reduction is achieved at 82% in BS-VI, compared to that in BS-IV.
Stringent tests related to BS-VI emission norms:
The Mercedes-Benz S 350 d has undergone stringent emission test related to BS VI emission at ARAI, Pune and has been certified as BS VI compliant. Following are some of the tests done at ARAI for the certification of the BS VI engines:
Tail pipe emission test in laboratory – limits lowered to 68 to 82% as against BS-IV
Engine power test – BS-VI fuel based test
On board diagnostic (OBD) test – Stringent OBD test
RDE (Real Driving emission) – On road emission performance test
Key highlights of BS VI engine in the S-Class BSVI Variant which is the 350d variant.
S 350d vehicle comes with a state-of-art engine and exhaust after treatment technology, such as refined engine, EGR, DPF, SCR etc. These technological measures lead to reduce the emissions significantly and meet the BS-VI regulations with huge margins. The S 350 d features the most powerful diesel car in Mercedes-Benz history. The new six-cylinder Diesel engine is designed to comply with future emissions legislation (RDE – Real Driving Emissions). All the components of relevance for efficient emissions reduction are installed directly on the engine.
The integrated technology approach combining the new stepped-bowl combustion process, dynamic multi-way exhaust-gas recirculation and near-engine exhaust-gas after treatment, for the first time combined with variable valve-lift control, makes further reduced consumption with low emissions possible. Although the output has increased noticeably compared to the preceding model, the new engine consumes up to six percent less fuel.
The special traits of the top-of-the-line engine in the diesel family 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.