The new DS7 Crossback delivers on its promise.
The latest generation of diesel emits barely nitrogen oxides. While it clearly undercuts the current limits. But there is still a problem.
Diesel of the most strict emissions standard significantly undercuts the NOx limit in real traffic. This is demonstrated by the measurements of the magazine “Auto Motor und Sport” and the British test institute “Emission Analytics” on highways, country roads and in urban traffic. Three SUV models certified for Euro 6 d-Temp have been checked: a BMW X2, a DS7 cross back and a Volvo XC40. All three cars have an SCR system to exhaust gas cleaning.
A nitrogen oxide emission of 168 milligrams per kilometer is allowed according to the standard for new passenger cars and is already in effect. The 132 kW / 180 HP strong DS7 uttered during measuring operation in average only 18 milligrams. Even in city traffic, he came only to 41 milligrams. It looks at the two competitors: the BMW in the Middle 31 milligrams spewed and the Volvo 59 milligrams.
The fact that the three SUV fulfill the standard, is not surprising. Since September 2017, new passenger cars must demonstrate not only on the test bench, but also on the road. A test in real traffic counts to the authorization procedure. However, it’s surprising how clearly these vehicles undercut the current limits. Even the applicable 2020-limit of the standard Euro 6 (120 milligrams per kilometer) will not be a problem. And even the by the test bench prescribed 80 milligram, was easily reached.
Available only from September 2019
Who wants to buy a car of the emission standard Euro 6d, so far, just has a limited selection. While newly on the market, mounted models already must comply with the specifications. They apply to other new cars as of September 2019. Some manufacturers already started with the conversion of their vehicles.