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Old 01-07-2003, 03:38 PM
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Mercedes to reintroduce US diesel in 2004

According to today's WSJ, MB will reintroduce a diesel powered 300E-bodied car in 2004 (2005 model year), at approx $50k. The MB spokesman said it reflects their market research that more people were starting to care abvout the fuel economy of their cars. (I read the other day that 40% of new vehicle sales in Europe are diesel powered, though the WSJ states that their emission policies are more lax).

The article states the car will average 34mpg, 20% better than the gasoline model.

Now, I'm not about to abandon my fully depreciated 1990 560SEL, but I am not about to forget the 150,000 pleasurable miles I put on my 1983 300SD either, which my mum drives to this day.

If this car has no trap oxidizer or other untried technology, I might consider actually buying a new one.....hopefully they will export a wagon variant.
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Old 01-07-2003, 04:02 PM
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mb to bring back diesel e class next year
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