Vauxhall and AdBlue®
Vauxhall is in the process of updating 80% of its engines to integrate AdBlue® technology
By 2016, 13 new Vauxhall diesel engines will have been overhauled in order to comply with upcoming changes to the Euro VI standard. New Vauxhall engines will reduce polluting gas emissions to achieve goals of 10% reduction compared with the previous range of engine. The first innovation will be the 1.6 CDTI, a turbo diesel engine with 136 h.p.
Your diesel Vauxhall vehicle and AdBlue®
Each Vauxhall diesel car equipped with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology must have an Vauxhall AdBlue® tank, the capacity of which may vary depending on the model (between 8 l and 18 l). The only difference for drivers is that they will need to top up every now and again when the tank reaches a certain level. The range of a full tank varies depending on the capacity of the tank, the climatic conditions, the type of driving etc., but will usually be around 4800 miles (8000 km).
How will I know when I need to fill up my AdBlue® tank?
Cars fitted with an AdBlue® tank include a warning system that informs the driver when the tank needs to be topped up. The first warning will appear when the driver has around 1440 miles (2400 km) of range left. You will be asked to top up with 5 litres of AdBlue® in order to make the warning disappear. Below 540 miles (900 km), a reminder message will be displayed each time the dashboard illuminates. The speed will then be limited to 60 mph (90 km/h). If your tank is completely empty, your diesel vehicle will no longer restart if you stop.