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Mercedes Introduces a G-Class with BlueTEC

Mercedes-Benz is introducing the G 350 BlueTEC, a new version of its G-Class (Geländewagen) off-roader featuring selective catalytic reduction (SCR) with AdBlue to reduce diesel emissions, especially NOx emissions.

G 350 BlueTEC. Click to enlarge.

The SCR system in the G 350 will reduce up to 80% of the NOx in the exhaust stream. The engineers simplified AdBlue filling by integrating the AdBlue filler cap in the vehicle’s outside tank recess. One full tank of AdBlue is good for around 12,000 kilometers (7,456 miles).

The V6 diesel engine in the G 350 BlueTEC develops 155 kW (210 hp) at 3,400 rpm and has a torque of 540 N·m (398 lb-ft) between 1,600 and 2,400 rpm. This model produces substantially fewer emissions than the previous G 350 CDI model, beating the limits of the EU5 standard and, in particular, reducing NOx emissions by around 50%.

The G family currently has three body variants—short-wheelbase Station Wagon, long-wheelbase Station Wagon and Convertible—which can be combined with either the new BlueTEC engine, or a 5.5-liter V8 gasoline engine developing 285 kW (388 hp) with a torque of 530 N·m. The flagship G 55 AMG model—available only as a four-door, long-wheelbase Station Wagon—is powered by a V8 supercharged engine developing 373 kW (507 hp) with peak torque of 700 N·m.


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