Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec

BMW 335d is the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

BMW 335d is the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

The BMW 335d is the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year, announced Jonathan Spira, editor of The Diesel Driver magazine.  The BMW 335d received 29.6 percent of 3,669 votes cast by readers of The Diesel Driver from 43 countries.  83% of the votes came from readers in the United States.
“The …

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 …

Diesel Economics: U.S. Sales Double in 2010

Diesel Economics: U.S. Sales Double in 2010

An in-depth analysis of new car sales data by The Diesel Driver shows that monthly diesel sales doubled in 2010 and that buyers showed increasingly strong preference for diesel-powered cars compared to the gasoline-powered equivalent models.
The Diesel Driver analyzed 2010 new-car sales data provided by Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, …

Vote for the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year

Four companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, currently offer diesel passenger cars in the U.S.  This year’s stellar field of nominees includes six passenger cars, the Audi A3 TDI, the BMW 335d, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Volkswagen Golf TDI, the Volkswagen Jetta Sedan TDI, and the Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen …

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 …