Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) – the wholly-owned subsidiary of Daimler AG – today celebrated the premiere of its all-new BharatBenz range of heavy-duty trucks. The new models are equipped with proven technology to meet the new BS-IV emission standards, and deliver significantly better fuel economy as well as lower maintenance costs. Thanks to a host of further innovative features, the all-new range takes productivity, efficiency and safety to the next level. It includes the three product families of haulage trucks, construction trucks, and tractors.

BharatBenz 3123 in a new avatar

BharatBenz 3123 in a new avatar

Speaking at the launch event, Erich Nesselhauf, Managing Director and CEO, Daimler India Commercial Vehicles said: “Under the tagline of ‘Profit Technology’, we are introducing our all-new BharatBenz heavy-duty trucks – designed to deliver the best-in-class package of productivity, efficiency and safety. We are convinced that BharatBenz trucks are the best fit for customers to drive their business.” Referring to the nationwide transition to the new BS-IV emissions standard, he added: “And maybe the best news for our customers: our entire product portfolio of BharatBenz BS-IV trucks comes at the price level of our BS-III trucks. Best-in-class trucks have never been more affordable.”

BS-IV technology: proven solution for customers with SCR

The BharatBenz product range of trucks above 9 to 49 tonnes has been available as BS-IV variants since August 2015. By the end of March 2017, more than 1,000 BharatBenz BS-IV trucks had been delivered to customers and clocked up more than 42,00,000 kilometres. Feedback collected from these early customers has been very positive: besides the further improved fuel economy and lower maintenance costs, customers appreciate the fact that BharatBenz BS-IV vehicles also work with BS-III fuel, if required.

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BharatBenz BS-IV vehicles meet the upgraded norms using a system based on SCR technology proven in hundreds of thousands of Daimler commercial vehicles in many markets for over a decade. DICV had tested this technology in Indian operating conditions for over a million kilometres before starting to roll it out to customers in 2015. The SCR technology uses an aqueous urea-based fluid called AdBlue, which is sprayed into the exhaust stream to break down dangerous nitrogen oxides emissions into harmless nitrogen and water. AdBlue consumption is only a fraction of fuel consumption, so refill intervals are fewer. Adblue is available nationwide at all BharatBenz dealerships and other outlets.

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