Daimler India Commercial Vehicles has received its BS-VI readiness certification – a pioneer in the industry with its SCR technology, from ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) for its 5528TT. The BharatBenz 5528TT, the maximum GVW in its category is targeted at applications like cement, bulkers, steel coils, tankers and other heavy load transportation.
The trucks are powered by its globally proven OM900 series six-cylinder engine with a capacity of 7.2 litres, available in two power variants of 180KW and 210KW and a maximum torque of 1100 Nm. The OM 900 series will power an entire range of heavy-duty trucks that include haulage, tippers and tractors.
Satyakam Arya, Managing Director and CEO, DICV said, “At DICV, we fully utilise our know-how and experience from Daimler’s global platforms for BS VI. Furthermore, our in-house R&D centre gives us an advantage in
customising platforms for local duty cycle and usage patterns. Similar to BS-IV, BharatBenz will lead the way with the introduction of BS-VI. We will further challenge our own leadership position in fuel efficiency with our BS-VI trucks towards the new benchmark. We are proud to receive the BS-VI readiness certification for BharatBenz 5528TT model.”
BharatBenz BS-VI engine and the after-treatment system is built on the SCR based technology which the brand pioneered since the introduction of BS-IV in 2017.