With Fuel prices rising, people have started looking for alternate options to reduce fuel cost. Electric vehicles have started gaining popularity and usage of CNG vehicles have also increased. There are several models that come with factory fitted CNG kits and there are options available for installing an aftermarket kit in their vehicle as well. These days, several passenger and commercial vehicles are now using CNG as it is way more cheaper to run when compared with a regular petrol car. CNG and luxury cars is a combination that is normally not heard. Here we have a video that shows a Mercedes-Benz C-Class luxury sedan running on CNG.
The video has been uploaded by Raspreet Gill on his YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger talks about how he got the aftermarket CNG kit installed in his Mercedes-Benz C-Class luxury sedan. Before saying anything about the CNG kit, he mentions about the car. It is a Mercedes-Benz C-Class C200 Kompressor that is powered by a petrol engine. The engine is capable of generating 185 Bhp and 285 Nm of peak torque.
The Kompressor in the name of this car means that the car is equipped with a Supercharger. As per the vlogger, the car is almost 12 years old after installing the CNG kit, he has driven it extensively for over 3,000 kms. The vlogger shows how the injectors and other components of the CNG kit were installed under the bonnet and he also shows the placement of the CNG cylinder in the boot and space left in the car after that.
He then takes the car out to the nearest CNG filling station and opens bonnet to fill the gas. Compliance certificate is placed under the bonnet and the same is shown in the video as well. Without this certificate, one would not get CNG kit filled in their car. After showing the plate, the employee at the filling station starts filling the gas. Once the gas was filled, vlogger takes the car out for a spin.
This is an automatic car and the vlogger can be heard saying in the video that everything on this vehicle works fine. All the electrical and gauges work the right way and there are no errors as well. In this video, vlogger does not mention anything negative about the CNG kit in the car. Installing a CNG kit into an expensive car like Mercedes-Benz C-Class is actually tricky. Especially when it has a supercharged installed in it. There are so many things that can go wrong while getting a CNG kit installed in such a car.
Vlogger mentions that he has so far not faced any problems and a lag that is normally felt is CNG cars is also not felt in this one. Apart from the sound of gas being pushed from cylinder to the engine, there are no other sounds or issues with the vehicle. Like in the case with any CNG car, it can be switched between petrol and CNG using switch that is placed next to the steering wheel. He says that after installing the CNG kit, Mercedes-Benz is now a great city car as he does not have to worry about the fuel efficiency.
In a luxury car like this, installing CNG kit will make a difference as it will bring down the running cost be it in highways or city. Benefit of installing a CNG kit is that if the car runs out of gas, the driver can switch to petrol and drive without any problem till he reaches next filling station or his destination. If you are planning to install a CNG kit in your petrol car, then it is recommended to go for an RTO approved kit to avoid problems.