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Old 06-07-2018, 02:33 PM
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More bad news re Mercedes Diesels

Looks like another diesegate may be brewing

Daimler | Mercedes-Benz Parent Linked to Diesel Defeat Device | WardsAuto

Some Mercedes-Benz diesel models are equipped with software that may have helped them pass emissions tests, according to a report published by German newspaper Bild am Sonntag.

The report, citing information Bild Am Sonntag says is contained in a U.S. Department of Justice investigation, reveals engineers from Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler developed several software programs that allowed unspecified diesel models to pass U.S. emissions tests through manipulation of the engine and its selective catalytic reduction system.

The software programs are alleged to have been tailored to the specific demands of various cycles in the U.S. emissions-testing procedure, allowing the Mercedes-Benz diesels to run in an ultra-clean state but only for limited periods of time, after which the engines were switched into a so-called “dirty mode.”
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