What is BlueTEC® Technology?
BlueTEC® powers some of the world’s cleanest and most efficient diesel vehicles, such as the E 320 BlueTEC® and GLK 250 BlueTEC®. Mercedes-Benz led the charge toward more expansive use of diesel engines with the 260D—introduced in 1936. BlueTEC® is a modern advancement in clean diesel technology, thanks to the following components:
- High-pressure fuel injection for smoother operation
- Variable-vane turbocharger for stronger combustion
- AdBlue®—a liquid that’s injected into the exhaust and converts nitrogen oxide emissions into nitrogen and oxygen for reduced emissions output
What Are the Benefits of BlueTEC®?
The most notable benefits of BlueTEC® over regular gasoline-powered engines are greater fuel-efficiency and lower gas expenses. Diesel is often the cheaper option at gas pumps, at least compared to premium gasoline—which is recommended for high-performing vehicles. Performance is also notable, thanks largely to greater torque. The BlueTEC®-powered GLE 300d SUV can tow up to 6,600 pounds and produce 369 lb-ft of torque.
Learn More About Clean Diesel at Mercedes-Benz of El Cajon!
Still have questions about BlueTEC® Clean Diesel technology? Contact us at Mercedes-Benz of El Cajon, or visit us near San Diego and Chula Vista! While you’re here, take a moment to learn more about other clever technologies from Mercedes-Benz, such as DISTRONIC PLUS® and 4MATIC®.