It is very similar. ALL of the new "clean diesel" emission control systems are very similar. Doesn't matter VW or Mercedes or BMW or Ram or Ford or GM.Curious to know what does the diesel PM have for their diesel exhaust/scrubbing system? Is it similar?
What irks me is the EPA establishing co2 levels for vehicles. I agree that the climate is changing, it always has and that co2 is a green house gas which is not at the top of the list of greenhouse gases. It is also fact that manmade global warming it is not scientific fact. It cannot and has not been proved by the scientific method. (look it up) Despite all the predictions, we haven't had a temp increase in 18 years. Remember "global freezing" or "peak oil", Y2K, hope and change, and other money generating scares? We were at the end of a 30 year cooling period at the time of the first satellite was put in orbit, and it seems that date is the benchmark for earths temperature. Climate change is the same as saying seasonal change. Manmade global warming is not science, its opinion and I am not a believer in opinion, only scientific fact.outdoorvanman,
I think you are too focused on NAFTA. The newest Euro emissions standards require similar levels of reduction of NOx, particulates, etc. Are you saying we should accept the NOx and belching soot of the old diesels? If so I am not with you. EPA, CAFE, and the other regulatory agencies do not mandate the solution nor do they design them. They live in their "real World" of lowering pollution to improve health and make our lives better. The solutions come from the manufacturers and the component developers. My nephew works for Bosch automotive and sells technology to car companies to get the results determined by regulatory agencies. It is not always easy or obvious how these emissions levels should be reached and diesel technology is late in having to get it done. Short time, it may be less reliable and more expensive just as emissions solutions on gasoline vehicles were. I don't think you would want to go back to the fuel guzzling, underpowered or massive engined, service hogs of cars we had in the '70's. I'll bet you would have been saying they are jamming the gas regulations down our throats then too. Calm down it will be alright.