Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach Confirms, Mercedes-Benz Partners With TI Automotive
July 28, 2010 – Signal Hill, Calif. – Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach confirms, TI Automotive, has been named the global supplier of fuel tank systems for several high-volume Mercedes-Benz model lines.
Through the agreement, TI Automotive will provide vehicles of these Mercedes-Benz model lines with seven variants of plastic fuel tanks, fuel filler pipes and fluid carrying lines from different locations geographically close to the respective Mercedes-Benz production sites in Europe (Germany) and on other continents.
System variants will include Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV), Low-Emissions Vehicle III (LEV III) and Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) for gasoline, diesel, hybrid and flex-fuel applications.
TI Automotive is a leading automotive supplier of fluid storage, carrying and delivery technology, has earned the largest single-source contract in the company’s history. The company.
“The partnership between Mercedes-Benz and TI Automotive will allow a great focus on innovative technology, world-class quality and strong financial principles,” said General Sales Manger of Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach, Ray Burke. “It’s a great opportunity for Mercedes-Benz to further develop vehicles with some of the most innovative fuel system technology available,” Burke said.
TI Automotive set the standard for plastic fuel tank technology and emissions with its 2009 Automotive News PACE Award-winning Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (PZEV) plastic fuel tank. Its unique design and production method incorporate all internal components into the tank prior to construction, reducing fuel vapor permeation paths and significantly reducing evaporative emissions.
Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach, located at 2300 E. Spring Street in Signal Hill, Calif., strives to offer the highest levels of service in all departments with competitive pricing. With a knowledgeable sales staff, factory-trained service and parts experts and a wide selection of new and Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, Mercedes-Benz of Long Beach is committed to providing Southern California residents with a true Mercedes experience.
For more information about current offers, please call 562-988-8300 or visit mbzlongbeach.com.
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