When looking at the new Audi Q7 V12 TDI, what is the deal with BLUETEC?
If I’m not mistaken, Mercedes just came out with the new E320 BLUETEC…is this a german standard for diesel fuel economy? Here is evidence of bluetec on mercedes and audi. Audi: http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-2007/2007-Audi-Q7-V12-TDI-Revised-Rear-Angle-1024×768.jpg MB: http://www.automobilemag.com/auto_shows/naias_2006/0602_naias_02+2007_mercedes_benz_e320_bluetec+rear_view.jpg A: You are completely correct, Mercedes did introduce Blutec to the industry and they are the originators. However what they created is remarkably good for the environment especially with the AdBlue additive which is added to the exhausts of Blutec vehicles and instead of nitrogen oxides being released the additive converts them into harmless nitrogen (and water). But back to the original question DaimlerChrysler made the decision at the 2006 LA Auto Show that this new technology would be shared with Audi and VW being that they are two of the biggest diesel manufacturers in the world. You can read the artic