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2014 Mercedes-Benz Biodiesel Vehicles

October 29, 2013

bluetecStarting November 1st , 2014 Mercedes-Benz biodiesel vehicle allocations will resume. Clean, powerful, and efficient, the Mercedes-Benz biodiesel vehicles use some of the most advanced diesel engine technology represented by  BlueTEC power.

About Biodiesel Fuel

Biodiesel fuel is produced from various sources such as vegetable oil and used cooking oil. Processed with methanol to be used as bio substitute for diesel fuel, biodiesel is a domestic product that saves on the use of valuable fossil fuels.  Not only do biodiesel vehicles help preserve fossil fuels, it’s a pivotal initiative to helping the US economy gain energy independence.

The Mercedes-Benz line of BlueTEC engines can now properly utilize B5 biofuel. Biodiesel-consuming engines are available on some of their most popular vehicles including the GLK, M, GL, and E-Class. Providing emission passing ratings and some of the highest fuel economy marks for their respective classes, the Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC engines are great options for drivers searching for an alternative to gas powered vehicles. Models such as the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 SUV is one of the vehicles highlighted for the winter months.

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The first ever successful Mercedes-Benz diesel engine used on the 1936 260D model

Mercedes-Benz has been producing diesel powered passenger vehicles since 1936 with the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz 260D. A car ahead of its time, the Mercedes-Benz 260D was the first to use this new fuel technology allowing it to achieve a 30% better fuel efficiency than before. From the days of the 260D to today’s BlueTEC engine, Mercedes-Benz has continued to produce some of the most advanced and cleanest-burning diesel engines in the world. In fact, the BlueTEC engine is so advanced it can use both ultralow-sulfur fuel and B5 biodiesel, an obstacle the previous Mercedes-Benz diesel engines could not overcome.  The secret behind this engineering feat can be seen in the BlueTEC’s highly advanced design, giving the engine more precise components, a variable-vane turbo design, and a liquid solution called AdBlue. AdBlue, when injected into the exhaust, turns harmful nitrogen oxide emissions into clean nitrogen and oxygen.

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