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MINI John Cooper Works Comes Back as Euro 6d-TEMP Compliant Car from March 2019

Despite the fact they had more than enough time to get ready for the coming into force of new emissions regulations in Europe, carmakers have been generally very slow in adopting the measures meant to make their cars compliant.
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Because of this, it’s likely that over the following months will witness an avalanche of statements about cars getting in line and respecting the regulations.

German carmaker BMW, and its British brand MINI started this avalanche on Wednesday by saying the MINI John Cooper Works and MINI John Cooper Works Convertible will get a particulate filter for the gasoline engine starting March next year.

The filter will be integrated into the sports exhaust system and will help bring down the particulate emissions, without having any influence over the cars’ fuel consumption. With the addition of the filter to these two cars, MINI now has all its gasoline-powered cars equipped with the technology.

Euro 6d-TEMP is the standard for emissions recorded under the Real Driving Emissions (RDE) procedure. It has been already introduced in Europe last year, when RDE step 1 took effect, requiring a NOx maximum level of 2.1 for all new car types. RDE step 2, with a NOx maximum level of 1.0 plus an error margin of 0.5, will be implemented in 2020. 

Euro 6d-TEMP works in conjunction with Euro 6c, which refers to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). In Europe, the WLTP has already begun replacing since last year the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) that was implemented in the 1980s and based on theoretical driving.

The need to create two emissions standards arose from the fact that the two testing procedures yield different results in terms of NOx emissions.

In theory, all cars made in Europe since September 2017 are equipped with the required technologies to make them either Euro 6d-TEMP or Euro 6c compliant.

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