Baisc reason is that MBUSA can't market the diesel powered cars so they will sell & that DC(Mercedes) Germany can't build enough diesels for their own market. The diesel waiting list is over 3 months in Germany. The 2.7CDI is as fast as the new W203 C240 (2.6L) & gets 7-10 mpg more. Fuel there costs $4-6 a gal.
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