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Fri, 09 Mar 2007

By Tim Pollard

Motor Shows

09 March 2007 01:08

Mercedes Vision C220 Bluetec: the lowdown

Mercedes' bigger, better and cleaner new C-class hogged centre stage at the DaimlerChrysler stand. The C is the bedrock of Merc's range and the company rolled out a slew of derivatives to mark the occasion - including the Vision C220 Bluetec, the first four-cylinder diesel with Merc's clean-breathing tech.

Vision is a tag for Stuttgart's concepts that are a dead cert for the showrooms, so expect something very like this soon. The Vision C220 Bluetec should meet tough Euro VI emissions regs due in 2015, thanks to the Bluetec exhaust treatment, which uses ammonia to slash nitrogen oxides. Result? A handy 170bhp, 51mpg and spectacularly clean emissions.

By Tim Pollard