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India’s first ever BSVI fuel compliant vehicle is a Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

Mercedes-Benz has taken yet another step in proving how aggressive and committed they are to the Indian market. The German luxury car brand has become the first automobile brand in India to reveal the first ever BSVI compliant, Made in India, Made for India vehicle.

ARAI presented the Certificate of Compliance to the CMVR (Central Motor Vehicles Rule) to Mercedes-Benz India recently.

BSVI emission norms are going to jump the BSV norms, and we are currently watching cars being bought on BSIV standards. The BSVI emission norms will curb the Particulate Matter (PM) & NOx emission limits. On a BSVI compliant vehicle, the NOx limit will be reduced by up to 68% while PM limit will be reduced by almost 82%, compared to the current BSIV standards.

The Mercedes-Benz S 350 d (diesel) variant has undergone these stringent BSVI tests at ARAI Pune, and has cleared & been certified as a BSVI compliant model. Following at the tests for BSVI compliance:

-Tail pipe emission test in laboratory – limits lowered to 68 to 82% as against BS-IV
-Engine power test – BS-VI fuel based test
-On board diagnostic (OBD) test – Stringent OBD test
-RDE (Real Driving emission) – On road emission performance test

The S-Class S 350 d also comes with an exhaust after treatment technology & a refined motor with features such as EGR, DPF & SCR. These help majorly in reducing the emissions. The S 350 d also becomes the most powerful diesel car in Mercedes-Benz history with a 6-cylinder motor. However, even though power output has increased, the engine now consumes 6% less fuel in comparison to the older version. The engine features stepped-bowl combustion process, two-stage turbocharging & CAMTRONIC variable valve-lift control.

Mercedes-Benz currently leads the Indian luxury car segment ahead of rivals Audi, BMW & Volvo. The German luxury car has expanded its network to have the widest luxury car reach in the country. Mercedes-Benz also retails their performance cars here in India under the Mercedes-AMG wing.