Mercedes called to workshop to 3 million of its models for the emissions

Mercedes will call the workshop to 3 million of its vehicles sold in Europe, and to add a software that will reduce their emissions. A decision according to the brand “will strengthen the confidence of its customers,” following allegations received from having cheated with the level of pollution produced by their cars.

The brand has denied the suspicions of the Ministry of Transport German that have manipulated the levels of pollutant gases obtained in the test. Shortly after, it has announced that offers its customers the option of installing a new software in the cars to work with the diesel engine 1.5-litre four-cylinder, to decrease the production of nitrogen oxide. Cars that mount the engine affected, whose denomination internal is OM 607, are the Mercedes Class A, Class B , CLA and GLA.

in Addition to vehicles with diesel small, Mercedes will call the workshop to the change of software to mount diesel engines of 2.0 and 2.2 liters also with four cylinders (denominations OM 651 and OM 642). The first of them is offered in the models class B, Class C and Class E, and the second in the E-Class, S-Class and the GLE. In terms of engines of greater displacement, only will be called the models that have the V6 diesel of 3.0 liters.

how Renault and Nissan also called to the workshop?

engine 1.5 was developed jointly by Renault and Mercedes Benz, so that it is also used for some of the cars from this French brand. Even so, it is not confirmed yet that the 1.5 dCi Renault will receive the same treatment. These would be: the Clio, the Capture, the Megane, the Scenic and the Kadjar.

The trace of this motor reaches up to the japanese brand Nissan, for the Renault-Nissan alliance that operates under the same name. Be affected, the models which mounted this engine are the Nissan Juke, Micra and Qashqai.

limiting ourselves to the 3 million vehicles that are only of Mercedes, the makers of the brand have said they the cost of the process will be 220 million euros. And continued thanks to him, your engineers will be able to add a technology more up-to-date and effective engines to EU5 and EU6. It will take approximately one hour to complete the process in each car and will begin next week. At this rate, expect will update the latest models by the end of 2018.

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