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    Official: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec gets 33 mpg, priced from $38,950*
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    It's been more than a year since we first saw the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 Bluetec unveiled at the 2012 New York Auto Show, but it looks like the compact diesel crossover is finally starting to roll into dealerships. Those wanting to buy a diesel GLK will only have to pony up an extra $1,500 ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class [w/video]
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    Three-Pointed Star's Cash Cow Gets Significant Updo On sale since 2009, with some enhancements already done in early 2011, the eighth-generation W/S 212 Mercedes-Benz E-class has once again been put under the knife to stay in step with the automaker's never-ending desire to be the world's Number ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC
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    Full-size, seven-passenger sport utility vehicles don't get much better than this. Fresh off a complete second-generation redesign, the Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC is the oil-burning variant - and the entry-level model - in the automaker's GL-Class lineup. A luxury SUV with an efficient diesel ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid
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    Leaping Past Others In The Premium Hybrid Chase It is now clear that gas-electric hybrids, while constantly being refined, are simply never going to gobble up huge slices of any major car market. They are needed, sure, but consumers are already wanting to see what's next, what's even more ...

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    New York: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK gets its diesel on
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    Like the existing GLK but not such a fan of its incredibly boxy styling? Or like the styling just fine but just wish it had a diesel? Well we've got good news for you, friends, because Mercedes-Benz has just taken the wraps off a revised model that aims to remedy both. Not only does the 2013 ...

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    Official: Mercedes-Benz GLK gets facelift, diesel option ahead of New York
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    When the doors open at Manhattahn's Javitz Center for the New York Auto Show in less than two weeks, Mercedes-Benz will have a refreshed version of its GLK-Class on display. But you needn't wait that long, as parent company Daimler has just released the full spectrum of details and photos of its ...

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    Report: Refreshed 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK to get diesel option
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    Even though spy shots signal that exterior adjustments on the next Mercedes-Benz GLK will be subtle, there's one giant adjustment coming under the hood, and it smells like oil – in a good way. Automotive News says the revamped softroader will gain a new diesel engine option. For its part, ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Mercedes ML350 BlueTEC w/ On&Offroad Package
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    Getting Deliciously Dirty With Clean Diesel Back in July, our man Bowman got his first chance to drive the new Mercedes M-Class in the wilds of Montana, and he came away particularly impressed by the ML350 BlueTEC 4Matic. It's great news that this updated diesel powertrain finally got to the ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #261
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    NACTOY finalists, 97,000-pound trucks, Saab bankruptcy, 100 Worst Cars Episode #261 of the Autoblog Podcast is here with Chris, Dan, and Chris Paukert this week. Topics include the official bankruptcy filing by Saab, Kraft pushing for 97,000-pound tractor trailers, North American Car and Truck ...

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    Recalls: Mercedes-Benz recalling 6,800 diesel models
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    Nearly 7,000 Mercedes-Benz vehicles are being recalled for potentially leaky fuel filters. Included under the recall are diesel (read: Bluetec) versions of the 2011 E-Class, GL-Class, M-Class, and R-Class, as well as the 2012 S-Class. The 2011 model year vehicles being recalled were built ...

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    Official: 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class shows off updated design, new diesel engines
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    Mercedes-Benz will launch its 2012 M-Class crossover in the United States this fall, complete with a range of four- and six-cylinder engines as well as some styling updates. GLobally, the M-Class will be initially offered in ML250 Bluetec, ML350 Bluetec and ML350 BlueEfficiency designations, all ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz GLK diesel on the way
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    If you're wishing and hoping for more diesel in the U.S., it looks like your best bet may again be placed on the Germans. Wards Automotive quotes Mercedes-Benz USA President Ernst Lieb as saying that the 2.2-liter Bluetec diesel will rest under the hood of the 2012 GLK. The oil-burning mill will ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is better by a nose
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    2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Not too long ago, there was a time when all of the vehicles in an automaker's portfolio weren't required to wear the same uniform. Each model could be its own unique expression of the brand's strengths without being forced to ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec joining lineup for 2011
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    2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercedes-Benz has confirmed to Autoblog that the S400 hybrid won't remain the only efficiency-minded member of the S-Class family for long. The S350 Bluetec will be coming to the U.S. market for 2011 as the first diesel ...

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    New York 2010: Mercedes R-Class hits the refresh button for 2011
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    2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Today at the 2010 New York Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz showed that it's still behind the all-but-forgotten "Sports Tourer" when it unveiled the heavily restyled 2011 R-Class. The minivan-that-isn't-a-minivan has had a rough ...

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    New York: Mercedes E250 Bluetec concept would get 39 mpg highway
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    Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercedes-Benz brought the new E250 BlueTEC concept sedan to the New York Auto Show today, showing the type of clean diesel sedan that could follow in the wake of last year's BlueTEC SUV mini-fleet. The E250 BlueTEC boasts a ...

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    New diesels won't run when the urea tanks is dry
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the MB GL320 BlueTEC
    Owners of the new crop of clean diesels will have another maintenance item to concern themselves with if their new cars are equipped with urea injection. The EPA requires that all diesels meet strict new emissions standards, which almost ...

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    All VW and Mercedes diesels eligible for tax credit
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    We knew last month that the Jetta TDI was qualified for the tax credit. Now, word is out that all of the new-generation clean diesels for Volkswagen (TDI) and Mercedes-Benz (Bluetec) will be joining the elite handful of vehicles that qualify for a federal alternative-powertrain tax credit. Formerly ...

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    Mercedes runs out of gas by 2015
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    Mercedes -- like a lot of other folks -- believes oil is going to run out eventually. But instead of waiting until the "Low on Oil" light comes on, the brand behind the three-pointed-star has set a goal to convert its entire fleet to run on alternative fuels by 2015. That's seven years to get off ...

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    New York 2008: Mercedes burns oil and rubber
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    Click above for high-res gallery from Daimler's press conferenceJust like any good political campaign, Mercedes came to the New York Auto Show touting nothing much as a whole lot. Actually, the faux political rally might have been less than compelling with its old news, but the new M Class sporting ...

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