......de serie en todos sus modelos CDI, siendo así el primer fabricante en hacerlo From summer 2005 Mercedes-Benz is to be the world's first automobile manufacturer to equip all its diesel passenger cars with a particulate filter as standard. The diesel initiative initially applies in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland. This was announced today by Dr Eckhard Cordes, the Head of the Mercedes Car Group, at the start of the Geneva Motor Show. "From summer this year we will equip all diesel car models from the A-Class to the forthcoming S-Class with a diesel particulate filter as standard in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Switzerland", Cordes said in Geneva. A total of 30 different models are thus involved. The particulate filter system developed by Mercedes-Benz is maintenance-free and operates without additives. The filter is regenerated by appropriate adjustment of various engine functions.