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    Default Class action lawsuit against Bluetec

    http://www.autoblog.com/2016/02/18/m...sions-lawsuit/

    the company's nitrogen oxide reduction system turns off when ambient temperatures drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. As a result, affected cars pollute the environment at an average of 19 times allowable federal standards. In some cases, NOx emissions were 65 times higher than those limits.

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    This was my favorite part:
    "Mercedes never disclosed that, when the temperature drops below 50 degrees, it prioritizes engine power and profits over people."


    Is there some type of increased emission rate when it is cold from the EPA?

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    This lawsuit being in NA makes no sense. It's the C220 engine in question that has this functionality, which is allowable under EURO 6 guidelines, and it was (AFAIK) never sold in NA. The implicated models in the lawsuit is simply all diesel models in NA. Are they implying that because one engine acts differently in EU, their marketing is crap and they want money for it?

    edit - the lawsuit is based on this article: http://www.spiegel.de/auto/aktuell/m...a-1075185.html

    Which talks about the C220 CDI. Maybe these guys just want to be first in getting a lawsuit out in case it's across the board?
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