Mercedes-Benz CO2-based air conditioning system

Award for CO2 air conditioning system by Mercedes-Benz

“Innovation der Vernunft” (Sensible Innovation) Award for CO2 air conditioning system by Mercedes-Benz

Berlin/Stuttgart.  The German consumer journal “Guter Rat” and the magazine “SUPERillu” have chosen the CO2 air conditioning system by Mercedes-Benz as the “2016 Sensible Innovation”. Within the scope of the award ceremony for “Sensible Cars,” a jury has been conferring the “Sensible Innovation” award as a special prize for innovative concepts and products in the area of mobility since 2007.

Mercedes-Benz CO2-based air conditioning system

S-Class with the CO2-based air conditioning system in the aeroacoustic wind tunnel in Sindelfingen, Germany.

From 2017 Mercedes-Benz will offer CO2 air conditioning systems in the S-Class and E-Class, which will be the first series-produced passenger cars worldwide with such an air conditioning system. Mercedes-Benz will simultaneously fulfil the strict EU requirements for climate protection. These completely newly developed systems are based on the DIN specifications defined by the automotive standards committee of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). Thanks to their especially quickly available and high cooling output, CO2 air conditioning systems swiftly provide for a pleasant feel-good climate inside vehicles even in very hot weather. In combination with their high environmental compatibility, this makes them the sustainable premium solution among air conditioning systems.

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