European Delivery

The Road to Maastricht – Driving the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec Diesel Sedan

The Road to Maastricht – Driving the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec Diesel Sedan

Maastricht, the capital of the province Limburg, is located in the southern part of the Netherlands. It was also our first destination after taking delivery of The Diesel Driver’s new long-term test car, a Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec diesel sedan.
TDD Editor Jonathan Spira and I started out from the Mercedes-Benz Kundencenter …

Introducing The Diesel Driver’s New Long-Term Auto: the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec

Introducing The Diesel Driver’s New Long-Term Auto: the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec

A Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec is now part of The Diesel Driver’s long-term test fleet.  37% of Diesel Driver readers correctly guessed that the new auto would be a Mercedes.   26.4% said VW, 20.8% said Audi, and 15.1% voted for BMW.
We’ve liked the new E-Class since we drove one last fall.  …

Photo Contest: My Diesel

Photo Contest: My Diesel

Does a photo of your diesel-powered automobile belong on a magazine cover?  Here’s your chance.  Our readers take their fuel-efficient diesels everywhere including some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Whether it’s a photo of your car being delivered at the BMW Welt, the Audi Forum, or the Mercedes-Benz Delivery …

BMW Performance Center Delivery – Diesel Style

BMW Performance Center Delivery – Diesel Style

Wow, what an experience.  While I had been to the BMW’s South Carolina outpost in the past for an M Driving School, and I was familiar with the setting for the delivery process, nothing prepared me for what was to come. As an alternative to the traditional new car delivery …

European Diesel Delivery Programs

European Diesel Delivery Programs

Travelers, when visiting interesting destinations, frequently bring home a souvenir or two for friends and family members.  This past December I was finally able to bring home a diesel-powered automobile, namely a BMW 335d,   Until recently, picking up a diesel as part of a European Delivery program simply wasn’t possible …

Inside BMW’s Vehicle Distribution Center

Inside BMW’s Vehicle Distribution Center

The BMW Vehicle Distribution Center (VDC) is the point of entry for all BMWs, Minis, and Rolls-Royces arriving in the United States.  Join The Diesel Driver on an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour.
The final chapter of our BMW 335d’s voyage to the States has now been written.  The 335d left Bremerhaven, Germany, …