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Ad Blue; is it really that blue?

Recently we started to see, hear and read something called Ad Blue. And most of us have no idea what is that thing? Actually it sounds like blue advertisements. Why? Because; ad is a short term of advertisement and blue is blue. So when we combine them, we end up with blue advertisements which also mean nothing!
The real thing about Ad Blue is; it is a chemical to reduce emission and NOx levels of diesel engines. It is becoming more and more popular by manufacturers. You just fill the Ad Blue tank with Ad Blue and your diesels engine’s emissions levels go down. That’s great!
Just wait; do you really know what Ad Blue is? I don’t want to write here. Just click to link below and think twice when you go to toilet. And focus on the word “urea”. We are wasting Ad Blue : ) There are some better pictures to explain Ad Blue but I didn’t wish use them :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AdBlue

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Mercedes 2.2

Mercedes loves the 2.2litre diesel engine. I don’t know why but they have some emotional relationship with extra 0.2litre.
Why it is annoying? Because, countries like Turkey where the taxation is influencing sales really badly are facing really high tax brackets because of those 0.2litre extra.
And BMW can achieve similar performance and efficiencly levels with 2.0litre diesel. I think Mercedes should revise its range engine to avoid any taxation obtacles in emerging markets. Consumers do not wish to pay extra money for just 0.2litre and they won’t be depression if the car is cheaper with 2.0litre diesel engine.
Stuttgart noticed how the 1.6litre petrol engine could rocket the sales and I do hope that they will reveal smaller diesel engine. Actually they should reveal 1.6litre diesel with high pressured twin turbo and dominate the market.