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Mercedes New Diesel Variants to Come 29
Posted by Alex Ion in 4Matic AWD, Automotive News, C-, E, GL, GLK, GLK250 BlueTec, M-, Merc, mercedes, R, S-, S350 BlueTec on 01 29th, 2011

As part of plans to bring eight diesel engine variants in the U.S by 2014, Mercedes will be adding the GLK250 BlueTec to the existing range of E-, M-, GL- and R- class models. Also on offer in the near future would be a diesel S class. We might also see an upgraded 2012 C class in September, but its diesel version could take at least another year.

Adding the S-, C- and GLK- class to the fray only counts to 7 models and when asked about the eighth model, a Merc spokesperson has been quoted as saying that there was plenty of time till 2014. Guess it will be a new model; small front-wheel-drive perhaps!

The S350 BlueTec will have the popular 3.0 Liter turbo-diesel V6 engine that is in Mercedes’ other flagship diesel models across the U.S. It will have 4Matic AWD and will reach dealers in 2011 fall.

The European GLK crossover gets the 2.1 Liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine developing 204 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, with minor changes and possibly tagging a GLK250 BlueTec name it should soon make it to the U.S.

The much awaited crossover could return 30+ mpg on highways, do the 0-60 mph sprint a shade under 8 seconds and reach 213 Km/h (132 mph).

2012 Merc B-Class New Spy Photos Emerge 27
Posted by Alex Ion in AMG, auto show, Automotive News, Autostyle, BlueZero, engines, GLK, grille, interior, mercedes, Mercedes B-Class, model., pictures, spoiler, spy, sunroof, wheelbase on 08 27th, 2010

New spy pictures of the 2012 Mercedes B-Class have emerged. The prototype has a strong resemblance to the BlueZero concept which debuted at the North American International Auto Show last year.

The 2012 Mercedes B-Class will be coming with a longer wheelbase, a Mercedes-Benz GLK-like grille, a panoramic glass sunroof and a tailgate-mounted spoiler. We also get a peek of the interior from one of the photos. But, unfortunately, we only get to see the rear seatbacks and the front armrest.

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The new 2012 Mercedes-Benz B-Class will be sportiest yet as a high-performance AMG variant was confirmed by the tuning arm’s outgoing boss Volker Mornhinweg late last month. AMG currently offers V-8 engines, but for the B-Class a new specially tuned four-cylinder engine will be developed.

The current Mercedes-Benz B-Class has enjoyed reasonable success in most of the markets. But the next-generation model due in 2011 is expected to sell in even higher volumes.

(Via WCF)