New Benz BlueTec Diesels Won't Run Without Urea

To meet stringent new diesel emissions criteria here in the States, new Mercedes Benz BlueTec diesel » 10/20/08 5:20pm 10/20/08 5:20pms use urea, carried in a separate tank, injected into the catalyst. The urea must be replenished at service intervals — generally 10,000 miles — and now Mercedes acknowledges the vehicles won't start if the urea is…

Mercedes BlueTEC Models Get First Diesel Consumer Tax Credits

In an important step toward flooding our shores with torquey, fuel-efficient engines, Mercedes' BlueTEC SUV » 9/17/08 9:20am 9/17/08 9:20ams have been granted the first consumer tax credits for diesel vehicles awarded by the EPA/IRS. The reports the Mercedes ML 320 BlueTEC, R 320 BlueTEC, and GL 320 BlueTEC, all on sale starting October 1, have…

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

Mercedes has announced a new C-Class » 9/10/08 5:00pm 9/10/08 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…