2015 Mercedes C-Class to Get Diesel in the US

The redesigned Mercedes-Benz C-Class four-door sedan, which is planned to arrive in 2015, will hit the US market with a twin-turbo 2.1-liter diesel engine.
2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 1 photo
Photo: Mercedes-Benz USA
Already fitted on the brand-new GLK250 BlueTec compact crossover that went on sale today, the four-cylinder powerplant boasts 200 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque. Before being mounted in the C-Class, the all-aluminum mill will be offered on the restyled E-Class sedan starting September, as a replacement for the 3.0-liter V6 diesel unit.

Paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission, the new engine returns 24 mpg city and 33 mpg highway in the GLK250 BlueTec, which translates into up to 30 percent better fuel efficiency than the gasoline V6-powered version of the crossover.

Official info has yet to be revealed by Mercedes-Benz USA, but we don’t see any reason why the company would refrain from extending its diesel lineup over the Pond.

Story via AutomotiveNews
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