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Euro 6 winning over customers for Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz Trucks is celebrating a strong customer response to its new Euro 6 range in New Zealand.

It’s the only brand in the country with a complete range of models that meet the stringent emissions standard, the company says.

Daimler Truck and Bus senior manager Pieter Theron says individuals and companies are actively seeking to purchase Euro 6 rated trucks as an easy way to reduce their carbon footprint.

“Our customers realise that it is very easy to be socially environmentally responsible with our range of Euro 6 trucks,” he says.

“Those who have made the switch to our trucks are saving money thanks to the reduced fuel consumption, the reduced AdBlue consumption and the very long service intervals. For some, it is simply a smart business decision and the environmental element is simply a bonus.”

Compared to industry standard Euro 5 engines, Euro 6 engines deliver a particulate matter reduction of 99% and a 97% reduction of nitrogen oxides.

In the Mercedes-Benz range, the Euro 6 prime movers also deliver a fuel economy saving of more than 7% over the previous model with Euro 5.

AdBlue usage has been dramatically reduced compared to trucks running Euro 5 engines, with reductions of up to 40% reported.

Mercedes-Benz introduced Euro 6 engines when the new generation Actros and Arocs models made their debut in 2017 and subsequent models have all introduced the technology.

The company has also introduced key safety features including Active Brake Assist 4, which automatically performs emergency braking for most obstacles and can even initiate partial braking for pedestrians, as well a lane departure warning and fatigue warning.

New generation Mercedes-Benz trucks feature new engine platforms featuring the latest technology to boost power and torque as well as longer service intervals, while driving down running costs.

The trucks are able to meet the stringent Euro 6 emissions standards by using selective catalytic reduction (with AdBlue fluid), exhaust gas recirculation and a diesel particulate filter. Daimler engineers found that the best method was not to simply rely on one particular technology, but to use all three in order to drive down fuel and AdBlue usage while also cutting emissions.


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