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    Three Mercedes-Benz BLUETEC vehicles are on their way

    UPDATE: Our man Sam from AutoblogGreen was kind enough to inform us that these new Benz's are on sale now, however, are only available in 45 states. The E320 is the only vehicle that will come equipped with BLUETEC and urea injection currently, while the others are utilizing a common rail setup. ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #44

    Last week's biggest chunk of auto news was undoubtedly the dissolution of talks between General Motors and Renault/Nissan over a proposed alliance, and it's also the biggest chunk of audio on this week's Autoblog Podcast, Episode #44. As mentioned in a prior post today, we also talk about the spy ...

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    Bluetec diesels to be used by (almost) all German automakers

    The giants of Germany have come together and decided that the best way to develop the potential of diesel in the U.S. is total market dominance. Not with one vehicle, but with one engine.Mercedes' Bluetec diesel came out swinging at the Detroit Auto Show, only to kneed in the groin by California ...

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    BLUETEC diesels to be in all Mercedes SUVs by 2008

    Mercedes-Benz announced today that 2008 models of the M-, R- and GL-Class will be offered with BLUETEC diesel engines that meet the Environmental Protection Agency's tough BIN5 emissions standards in all 50 states. Astute Autoblog readers will remember that not long ago the 2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 ...

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    BLUETEC diesel fails to meet 50-state emissions requirement

    Despite telling us back in January that its Mercedes-Benz E320 BLUETEC would be compliant with emissions standards in all 50 states, DaimlerChrysler has announced that it has not reached that goal and the vehicle will only be sold in 45 states when it goes on sale this fall. The five states in ...

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    Diesels vs hybrids: DaimlerChrysler vs Toyota

    At the same time Toyota was announcing its hybrid technology product plans for the next five years Tuesday, DaimlerChrysler representatives were in Tokyo to promote their clean diesel technology for the Japanese market. Like the U.S., Japan has never embraced diesels for passenger vehicles, while ...

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    Jeep announces a diesel Grand Cherokee

    Take a quick look around the light-truck market, and it's clear that diesels are the hottest thing on dealer lots right now - but oddly enough, it's not currently possible to get an oil-burner in a full-size SUV. Jeep has apparently identified this massive hole in the market and will announce later ...

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    Jeep Liberty CRD nears 10,000 sales mark

    Since its introduction in early 2005 the Jeep Liberty CRD diesel has sold almost 10,000 units, an accomplishment over which DaimlerChrysler was recently beaming during a press conference with a group of Ohio soybean growers and the state’s governor, Bob Taft.We reported last summer that ...


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