ST. HELENA, CA – The next-generation Mercedes-Benz Bluetec diesel technology could be found in four of the luxury brand’s vehicles by 2008. Known as AdBlue, the technology converts toxic nitrogen oxide emissions to a harmless mix of nitrogen and water by introducing a water-based urea solution to Bluetec’s advanced after-treatment system. The system combines exhaust gas re-circulation with an oxidizing catalytic converter and a particulate filter. Bluetec makes its world passenger-car ...

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