BlueTec

2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec Review and First Test Drive

2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec Review and First Test Drive

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec diesel-powered sedan is the latest S-Class entry in the U.S., a lineup that currently starts with the S400 Hybrid ($91,000) and also includes a V-8 (the S550, $93,000) and a V-12 (the S600, $158,050).  It’s also the most economical S-Class when it comes to fuel …

2012 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. – What’s New

2012 Diesel Car Lineup in the U.S. – What’s New

More and more buyers picked a diesel in the first half of 2011 and the reasons behind this are clear. Not only do diesels have better fuel economy but they are typically cleaner than the gasoline-powered equivalents and one doesn’t have those pesky (and expensive) batteries to worry about a …

Diesel Economics: Sales Up 39% for First Half of 2011

Diesel Economics: Sales Up 39% for First Half of 2011

An in-depth analysis of new car sales data by The Diesel Driver shows that sales of diesel-powered automobiles in the U.S. are up by 39% compared to the first half of 2010. In addition, buyers continue to choose diesel models over gasoline equivalents at the same rate as last year. …

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec First Look and Review

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec First Look and Review

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec is all new, with a look that harkens back in many respects to the first-generation M-Class introduced in 1997.  That car launched the mid-sized luxury SUV segment that year and it was also the first SUV with electronic stability control standard.
The second-generation M-Class, introduced in …

Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec Review and Test Drive

Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTec Review and Test Drive

Mercedes-Benz, as the inventor of the diesel passenger car in the 1930s, has an unspoken obligation to lead and innovate. In this role, the automaker has been steadily adding to its U.S. lineup of diesel-powered automobiles since introducing the first BlueTec engines back in 2006, most recently with E-Class and …

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec Diesel Review and First Look

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec Diesel Review and First Look

Mercedes-Benz invented the diesel-powered passenger auto in the 1930s (as well as the passenger car itself a few decades earlier) and some of the Mercedes diesels sold in the U.S. in the 1970s and 1980s, such as the 240D, are still on the road.  Indeed, some have reached several hundred …

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTec

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz ML320 BlueTec

Mercedes, which pioneered diesel-powered passenger cars back in the 30s, has continued to demonstrate its commitment to diesel in the United States with a variety of models over the years including the legendary 240D and, more recently, an E-Class sedan with a diesel engine.
With the introduction of Mercedes’ BlueTec technology, …