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    Official: Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTex, B200 CNG named "most environmentally friendly" in class

    Two Mercedes-Benz models, the ML 250 BlueTec 4Matic and the Mercedes-Benz B200 Natural Gas Drive, have been named the most eco-friendly cars in their class by the popular German auto magazine Auto Test, which awarded them the title "Winners in Green." The environmental car ranking, published ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Mercedes E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid

    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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    Report: Mercedes-Benz diesel emissions fluid can cost up to $32 a gallon

    Mercedes-Benz dealers heavily marking up service products? You don't say. Drivers of Benz's turbodiesel-powered ML350 BlueTEC 4Matic are obliged to periodically refill the vehicle's supply of diesel emissions fluid, which is made up of urea crystals in mineralized water and which is required to ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Mercedes ML350 BlueTEC w/ On&Offroad Package

    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 is coming to the ...

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    2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class offered with 25 mpg 3.0-liter diesel

    Mercedes-Benz will launch its 2012 M-Class crossover in the U.S. this fall, complete with a range of four- and six-cylinder engines. Globally, the M-Class will be offered in ML250 BlueTec, ML350 BlueTec and ML350 BlueEfficiency designations. The base ML250 will be powered by a 2.1-liter diesel ...

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    Review: 2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec lives large, treads lightly

    2010 Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTEC – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Drop the term "Big Benz" in conversation and most people assume you're talking about the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. While the full-size flagship sedan has – deservedly – earned that moniker over the years, ...

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    Mercedes to bring Bluetec diesel to European-market Sprinters by 2012, but we get it first!

    Usually, the U.S. gets breakthrough technology or vehicles after the rest of the world has had time to play with it for awhile. Usually, Europe or Japan gets something great, we write about how good they have it and years later (if we're lucky) it comes our way. It's a rarity when we get ...

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    Don't like topping-up your clean diesel with urea? GE's got an answer, maybe

    Not only is topping off your clean diesel's fancy selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system with urea a bit expensive, but if you don't keep it topped off, your car may not start at all. Well, GE and Umicore have announced they've signed a Technology License agreement to commercialize a ...

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    VW asks us to "Think Blue" now that we're done with "Think Small"

    For years, European automakers (mostly) have used the color blue to identify their eco-friendly vehicles and initiatives, forgoing the green emphasis on this side of the pond. We have Hyundai's Blue-Will, Mercedes' Bluetec and so on. Heck, back in 2007, advertising agency JWT predicted a lingo ...

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    Detroit Diesel engines certified to meet 2010 emissions standards

    Detroit Diesel's newly selective catalytic reduction (SCR)-equipped DD-13, DD-15 and DD-16 truck engines have just been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency as meeting the EPA 2010 emissions standards. The Bluetec-badged engines use SCR to eliminate most NOx emissions in order to meet ...

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    Mercedes launches Citaro G Blue Tec Hybrid Bus

    Mercedes-Benz builds more than fancy li-ion hybrid cars. The company's buses, notably the Citaro series, are quite a common sight in European cities. The German company has announced that the new generation of the Citaro G model, known as "bendy-buses" in England, will include BlueTec technology ...

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    Mercedes: Rich celebs love BlueTEC diesels, Europeans will, too

    Echoing a campaign from last fall, when Hollywood celebrities were used to promote Mercedes' BlueTEC diesel vehicles in America, MB has put out a release claiming that the success of these diesel SUVs in the states proves the vehicles will be a hit when the BlueTEC SUVs start arriving in Europe ...

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    New York 2009: Mercedes E250 Bluetec concept would get 28/39 city/hwy rating

    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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    Jetta TDI, Benz ML320 BlueTEC finalists for 2009 North American Car/Truck of the Year

    The 2009 Green Car of the Year, the Jetta TDI, could also be named the 2009 North American Car of the Year. After winning the top honor in LA a month ago, the Jetta TDI joins the Ford Flex and the Hyundai Genesis as finalists for the NACOTY award that will be handed out at the start of the Detroit ...

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    Celebrities starting to show up Mercedes BlueTec diesels

    Emmy Rossum filling her ML320 BlueTec
    In recent years, turning up at high profile events in a Toyota Prius has become almost de rigueur for Hollywood celebrities who want to show off their green cred. However, for someone who's made obscene amounts of money for playing pretend, tooling around in ...

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    BlueTEC microsite now available from Mercedes-Benz Canada

    Mercedes made a big red, white and blue balloon-y smash with their BlueTEC SUVs at the New York Auto Show earlier this year and the vehicles are in American showrooms now. In the Great White North, Mercedes-Benz Canada has just launched a new BlueTEC microsite to introduce Canadian car buyers to ...

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    Mercedes' new BlueTEC diesels will not start if urea runs out

    Click for a high res gallery of the new ML320 Bluetec
    Those of you planning to buy the new Bluetec diesel SUVs from Mercedes Benz will want to make sure you don't miss your regular service intervals or ignore warning lights. If you do, you might find yourself stranded at the mall. In order to ...

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    Hey Audi, don't leave us behind. Benz clean diesels in showrooms this week

    It'll be a long, long while (if ever) before the diesel market in the U.S. is anywhere near as big as it is in Europe, but if the European automakers have their way, we'll all be at least test driving oil burners sooner rather than later. As the Audi Mileage Marathon shows, diesel vehicles are a ...

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    DOE fuel economy updates: 2009 Prius mpg, diesel tax credits

    click for more images of the 2009 Toyota Prius
    A few updates from the U.S. federal government regarding cleaner vehicles. First, we have the official DOE fuel economy numbers for the 2009 Prius: 48 mpg in the city, 45 on the highway for a combined rating of 46 mpg. If that looks familiar, it's ...

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    Volkswagen supplies 5,000 "green cars" for the Beijing Olympics

    Click above for complete galleryThe Beijing Olympics will have a complete fleet of 5,000 "green cars" by Volkswagen, which is an official sponsor. The chosen models are the Magotan 2.0 TDI (6.2 l/100) and Magotan BlueMotion (5.1 l/100), the Sagitar 1.4 TSI (6.4 l/100), the Touran EcoFuel (bifuel ...


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