What Is BlueTEC® Technology?

March 23rd, 2018 by

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What is Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC® technology? In short, BlueTEC® is a combination of diesel technologies geared toward improved performance, better fuel economy, and lower emissions.

How Does BlueTEC® Work?

BlueTEC® relies on the following to achieve its goals:

  • A fuel-injection system that optimizes fuel burn
  • A balance shaft within the engine to reduce vibration
  • An exhaust scrub treatment
  • AdBlue, which is a liquid solution mixed with the exhaust to convert nitrogen oxide emissions into separate nitrogen and oxygen emissions

Benefits of BlueTEC®
Using an engine that used the BlueTEC® clean diesel technology yields the following perks:

  • Fuel economy estimates that are 6 to 8 mpg better than similar gasoline-powered vehicles
  • Ease of adaptation, since the technology can be utilized in many models on the Mercedes-Benz platform, such as the E-Class, the GLE, the GLK, and more
  • Performance advantages, in terms of higher torque returns and greater towing capacities
  • Environmental benefits, as breaking down the emissions into harmless elements makes for cleaner air

Discover Mercedes-Benz Engine Options at Mercedes-Benz of Newton

Contact the team at Mercedes-Benz of Newton to discover the various engine options we have to offer, including those that rely on BlueTEC® technology.