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Mercedes-Benz Statement in Response to EPA SCR Diesel Guidelines

March 2007
 Filed under: MERCEDES Car News | MERCEDES Headlines
MONTVALE, N.J., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management DaimlerChrysler and Head of the Mercedes Car Group issued the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's announcement on SCR diesel guidelines:

"Mercedes-Benz welcomes and supports the EPA's announcement on Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) guidelines, which represent a critical next step for the future acceptance of diesel vehicles in the U.S. market. This decision, teamed with the Agency's recent mandate for Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel availability, serves to reinforce diesel's benefit as a viable alternative to help reduce fuel consumption and ultimately, reduce oil imports."
About Mercedes-Benz Diesel

Mercedes-Benz currently offers four clean diesel models in the U.S. market, including the E320 BLUETEC, distinguished as the cleanest diesel vehicle in the world. The luxury brand recently announced plans to offer BLUETEC diesel-powered versions of its popular M-, R- and GL-Class sport- utility vehicles in the United States beginning in CY 2008. Delivering a perfect balance of power, fuel economy and range, the new BLUETEC SUVs are set to be the world's first diesel-powered vehicles to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's stringent BIN5 emissions standards for all 50 states. The BLUETEC SUVs will showcase AdBlue injection, a process that adds precisely measured quantities of a urea-based solution into the exhaust stream to help selectively reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 80 percent.

Mercedes-Benz, a pioneer of advanced diesel engine technology, introduced the world's first diesel passenger car, the 1936 260D.

Source: Mercedes-Benz USA

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