The Mercedes Benz E340 Bluetec offers a consumer what has been described as a high tech power train that comes complete with four cylinder fuel economy with the torque value associated with a V-8.
Moreover, the Mercedes Benz E340 Bluetec is designed to have the cleanest burning diesel engine on the commercial market today. Technically speaking, in marketing the Mercedes Benz E340 Bluetec, the manufacturer advises that the engine contains “four valves per cylinder, centrally located piezo-electric injectors, third-generation CDI direct injection, a turbocharger with variable nozzle turbine and exhaust gas recirculation.
Central to the E340 Bluetec is a new 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine producing 210 horsepower and 388 lb.-ft. of torque, which replaces the in-line six found in the previous E320 CDI.”
The Mercedes Benz E340 Bluetec actually will depend upon a new type of low sulfur diesel fuel that is only now becoming more widely available in the United States. Indeed, this new diesel fuel is being described as having an “ultra low” sulfur content.
Of course, the purpose behind this diesel fuel with a lower sulfur content is to help in lowering the harmful emissions into the environment. Besides harming the environment upon emission, sulfur also works to more rapidly corrode an engine.
Beyond the manner in which the engine itself on the Mercedes Benz E340 Bluetec has been redesigned, and beyond its demand only for diesel fuel with an ultra low sulfur content, the Mercedes Benz E340 Bluetec has taken added steps in the exhaust system to reduce harmful emissions into the air.
In this regard, the Mercedes Benz E340 Bluetec has developed an exhaust system that actually utilizes four after treatment units. The comprehensive exhaust system of the Mercedes Benz E340 Bluetec includes:
-- an oxidizing catalytic converter (that incorporates top of the line and up to date technology)
-- a particulate filter
-- an advanced, so-called denox storage converter
-- a SCR catalytic converter
In short, the Mercedes Benz E340 Bluetec has one of the most comprehensive and technologically advanced exhaust systems to be found on any motor vehicle manufactured anywhere in the world in the 21st century.
Of course, the Mercedes Benz E340 Bluetec maintains the classic design concepts that are hallmarks of Mercedes Benz automobiles. The Mercedes Benz E340 Bluetec is very stylish and appealing in its design.