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VDA: ADAC EcoTest reveals German car makers’ drive for innovation in modern Euro 6 diesels

Berlin, 21 August 2017

The results of the ADAC EcoTest of 188 Euro 6 diesel passenger cars show that the portfolio of the German manufacturers with advanced Euro 6 diesel cars exhibits especially low nitrogen oxide emissions, also when on the roads. The three top places all go to German makers whose models are, on average, already well below the approaching, very ambitious, RDE (real driving emissions) standard of 168 milligrams per kilometer. This will apply throughout the EU to newly type-tested passenger cars from September 1, 2017, and to all new passenger car registrations from September 1, 2019.

It is worth noting that the very low NOx emission values – between 141 and 149 milligrams/km – of these three OEMS are not the results from certain individual models, but relate to a large proportion of the Euro 6 diesel fleet – over 100 models were included in the calculations (36 from BMW/Mini, 44 from the VW Group and 21 from Daimler).

The VDA sees its statement confirmed that the latest Euro 6 diesels resolve the NOx question and simultaneously make an important contribution to reducing CO2. The environmental bonuses decided by the German OEMs at the diesel summit on August 2 will further accelerate market penetration by efficient Euro 6 vehicles.

Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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