Mercedes C250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Shows Off Next-Generation Benz Diesels

Mercedes has announced a new C-Class »9/10/08 5:00pm9/10/08 5:00pm car with its next-generation four-cylinder diesel mill, uniquely titled "BlueEFFICIENCY." While we're not sure about the name, the specs are certainly impressive: Mercedes claims 204 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque from the 2.2-liter four, while returning a combined 45 MPG and meeting…

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLC 220 CDI Revealed, We Applaud Diesel Goodness

You know you wanted more diesel goodness, well, this is it. As part of the Mercedes march upon Geneva, they've revealed the latest version of the "Sports Coupé with fun factor," the 2009 CLC 220 CDI. Essentially, this is to the C-Class what the CLK is to the E-Class. Which is to say it's a bit confused because while… »3/05/08 10:15am3/05/08 10:15am

Dan Neil Likes but not in Love with the Mercedes-Benz GL320 CDI

Full disclosure: I often find myself recommending the MB GL450 to my wealthier friends who ask about big SUVs. That overgrown puppy is one hell of a truck, even if you get to watch your average fuel economy decrease while idling (no really, it's true). Elegant, burly, hella capable and epically comfortable, the… »12/04/07 3:15pm12/04/07 3:15pm

Five US States to Mercedes: Bluetec Not Green Enough

The US states with the most stringent emissions requirements — California, Maine, Massachusetts, New York and Vermont — say Mercedes's E320 Bluetec is not clean enough for prime time. That's a kick in the tailpipe to Merc, which in a recent press release called the E320 CDI the "cleanest diesel vehicle in the world."… »9/05/06 10:25am9/05/06 10:25am