The new Sprinter engines have an array of technical firsts in store. Apart from durability, high performance and smoothness, primary development goals also included making sparing use of resources and protecting the environment.
All EU engines comply with the Euro V limit as standard and have the option of meeting the EEV (Enhanced Environmentally friendly Vehicle) guideline, the strictest emissions level in Europe which is currently voluntary. The new CDI engines also do their bit to combat the build-up of particulate matter by actively treating emissions using both catalytic converters and a diesel particulate filter (DPF), thus representing a positive contribution to the discussion on particulate matter. The permanent regeneration process integrated into the exhaust system prevents the particulate filter from clogging up, meaning that it does not have to be checked for the first 160,000 km.
The common-rail injection (CDI) of this highly advanced generation of engines operates with a system pressure of 1800 bar. The result is optimised utilisation of fuel, engine running and power delivery. Compared to the outgoing engines, several of the new 4-cylinder CDI power units generate far greater peak torque, provide a better response and have smoother running characteristics whilst burning less quantities of fuel and generating fewer emissions.