2010 Mercedes-Benz G 350 BlueTEC review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 1 March 2010 , 20:03:47 byDan

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Mercedes-Benz G 350 BlueTEC

The Mercedes G-Class off-roader features now state-of-the-art BlueTEC technology. This is actually something developed by German carmaker Mercedes-Benz to reduce diesel vehicle emissions, mostly nitrogen oxide emissions. This process releases ammonia, which converts up to 80% of the nitrogen oxides into harmless nitrogen and water by a process of reduction in the downstream SCR catalytic converter. Since the G-Class is often used in remote areas of the world- one of its main purposes - the engineers have simplified matters by integrating the AdBlue filler cap found in the outside tank recess of the car. One full tank of AdBlue is good for around 12.000 km. The V6 diesel engine found in the G 350 BlueTEC is capable of developing 210 horsepower and 540 Nm of torque. In conclusion, this model is capable of reducing the emissions, undercutting the limits of the EU5 standard and reducing nitrogen oxide emissions by approximately 50%. This has no effect on the performance of the car and it is not slower than the previous G 350 CDI model. The model offers three body variants: short-wheelbase Station Wagon, long-wheelbase Station Wagon and Convertible. This last one can be combined with the new BlueTEC or with a powerful 5.5-liter V8 petrol engine capable of developing 388 horsepower and 530 Nm of torque. The G 55 AMG model receives power from a V8 supercharged engine and to be more precise, it can produce 507 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. The carmaker developed other different high-performance drive and dynamic handling control systems like the Electronic Stability Program and the Electronically Controlled Traction system 4ETS. All output is being sent to the wheels through a 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission. This new development offers an incredible number of advantages.