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The BS6 emission norms became mandatory from April 1 India. Due to that, many automobile manufacturers started to discontinue their diesel vehicles as it was not ready for a BS6 upgrade. However, according to Autocar India, Mercedes-Benz has said that they will continue to offer diesel vehicles in our country.
Santosh Iyer, vice president, sales and marketing, Mercedes-Benz India said that as far as the emission goes, the BS6 diesel engines are better as with the latest technology the engine now produces fewer gasses that harm the environment.
Diesel engines generally put out less carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon emissions when compared to petrol units. But, Diesel has a higher output of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter that cause the black smoke. However, with the help of advanced after-treatment technology, this problem has been taken care off to an extent.
In Other recent Mercedes-Benz news, the company took the wraps off the facelifted 2021 E63. The AMG E63 is offered in both sedan and estate body styles and gets new design tweaks along with a better electronic package.
The front end has been updated with a new AMG-GT inspired Panamericana grille that is flanked by new LED headlights and gets bigger air curtains on both ends. The car also gets new 20-inch alloy wheels while at the rear changes are limited to an addition of a lip spoiler and quad exhaust tips.
The facelifted AMG E63 also retains the previous version's 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine. The unit produces 596bhp of power and 850 Nm of peak torque. The engine is mated to nine-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) that sends power to all-four wheels. The AMG E 63 S sedan can do a 0 to 100km/h in just 3.3 seconds while the Wagon does the same in 3.4 seconds.
Mercedes-Benz news, also recently launched the all-new 2020 GLS SUV in India. The SUV is available in two variants, both of which are priced at Rs 99.90 lakh, ex-showroom.
Thoughts About Mercedes-Benz Continuing With Diesel Engines In India
The big SUVs and the diesel engines go hand-in-hand and Mercedes-Benz is using the latest technology to make the BS6 engines better and better for a clean environment.