What Is BluTEC® Technology?

February 26th, 2018 by

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class driving down the road towards the city

What is BlueTEC® technology? This signature clean diesel vehicles of Mercedes-Benz:

  • Rely on many advanced technologies, including high-pressure fuel injection and a variable-vane turbocharger, to be as efficient and eco-friendly as possible
  • Use AdBlue, a liquid solution that gets injected into the exhaust and converts nitrogen oxide emissions to nitrogen and oxygen, which don’t hurt the environment
  • Allows for high levels of power output and even higher fuel economy returns

How It Works

BluTEC® technology works differently than typical diesel engines.

  • BluTEC® injectors are fed by a central fuel rail supplied with fuel at extremely high pressure.
  • The engine’s piezo injectors divide the injection cycle into up to five separate injections to maximize combustion efficiency, lowering emissions, reducing noise, and improving fuel economy.
  • BluTEC® technology treats the exhaust in one of two ways: the NOx Absorber Catalyst and the Diesel Oxidation Catalyst, or AdBlue.

Which Models Have BluTEC® Technology?

Many models within the Mercedes-Benz lineup have available options with BluTEC® technology, including:

  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz GLK
  • Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Discover BluTEC® Technology at Mercedes-Benz of Rockville Centre

Contact the team at Mercedes-Benz of Rockville Centre to learn more about BluTEC® technology and to find Mercedes-Benz sedans and other models equipped with such powertrains.