Mercedes-Benz R350 BlueTec

Last Chance to Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Last Chance to Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

There are only a few days left for readers to vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year.  Cars from four companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, are in the running.  Nominees include seven passenger cars; the Audi A3 TDI, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec, the …

2011 Year in Review: Diesel in America

2011 Year in Review: Diesel in America

2011 was a good year for diesel fans.  Sales of diesel-powered automobiles in the U.S. were up 39% in the first half of the year, and it looks like that figure will increase when all of 2011 is tallied.
Two entirely new diesels were introduced in 2011, namely the Mercedes-Benz S350 …

2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 BlueTec 4Matic Review and Test Drive

2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 BlueTec 4Matic Review and Test Drive

The Mercedes-Benz R350 BlueTec is a true puzzle and, in many respects, defies categorization. It’s a crossover, but a very large one. It’s a minivan – at least it’s large enough to be one. It’s a six-passenger wagon – but one that can be configured for seven passengers… Well, you …

Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year has started.  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 seven passenger cars; the Audi A3 TDI, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec, the Volkswagen Golf  …

Coming Up in The Diesel Driver in December and 2012

Coming Up in The Diesel Driver in December and 2012

We have exciting news about upcoming features, and coverage, and additions to our short-term press fleet.
Balloting for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year will start on Friday, November 18th. You can read about the winner of the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year, the BMW 335d, and, starting on …

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 …

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 …

The Return of the S-Class Diesel

The Return of the S-Class Diesel

Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec Unveiled
Mercedes-Benz will debut the S350 BlueTec 4Matic sedan in the U.S. as a 2012 model at the upcoming North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Availability will be in the first quarter of 2011.  The S350 will be the first S-Class diesel offered in the U.S. since …

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 …