I notice you seem to be willing to pay attention to any kind of diesel, not just the “Big Three” motors.
Congratulations on your new magazine. I notice you seem to be willing to pay attention to any kind of diesel, not just the “Big Three” motors. I have been a Mercedes owner for years, so I am looking forward to their next generation diesels. Is there any word on what Mercedes might do next?
Since you bring up Mercedes, we hear that they will be introducing a 50-state legal E-class CDI car as a 2008 model. The car will be the first “bluetec” car to employ urea after-treatment in the North American market. With a seven-speed automatic, we should expect performance comparable to the current E320, which has a top speed of 155 and can do 0-60 in 6.8 seconds.
Meanwhile, BMW is working on a diesel with two-stage turbocharging that would also be available in the U.S. as a 2008 model-ed.