Pollutant emissions

We use cutting-edge technologies to further reduce the pollutant emissions of our cars and commercial vehicles. Our goal is to fulfill future emission requirements in advance as much as possible.

Ahead of schedule on emissions. All new model-certified Mercedes-Benz passenger cars are in compliance with the limits of the Euro 6 European emissions standards, which have been in effect since September 2014. This has been true for many models for several years. As early as in 2011, Mercedes-Benz vehicles accounted for half of all Euro 6 passenger car registrations in Germany and for as much as 80 percent in 2012.

Thanks to innovative technology, our direct-injection engines are also below the stringent particulate matter limit of the second Euro 6 stage, which becomes effect in 2017 and reduces the number of particulates by another 90 percent compared to the first stage. All diesel-powered vehicles and 50 of 69 gasoline-powered direct injection Mercedes-Benz Euro 6 models were already in compliance with the tightened limit of 6 x 1011 particles in mid-2014.

Comprehensive Euro VI range. In the commercial vehicles area, Mercedes-Benz was the first manufacturer to offer its complete product range certified to Euro VI standards — from the Actros long-distance truck to the special-purpose vehicles Mercedes-Benz Unimog and Econic. The light is also green in the area of buses: all model series of the Mercedes-Benz and Setra brands are available certified to Euro 6 standards today.