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2015 Mercedes-Benz M-Class gets ML400, ML250 BlueTec in the US

For the 2015MY, the Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV will receive two new engines, both featuring twin-turbocharging technology. First to receive a new engine is the 2015 Mercedes-Benz ML400 4Matic, a model that replaces the ML550.

If the ML550 was powered by a big 4.7-liter V8 engine that generated 402 hp, the new ML400 4Matic arrives with a brand new 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 that produces 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque (same engine used by the new GL400).

Mercedes-Benz ML400 promises to return 18 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on highway and a 20 mpg combined. These numbers are achievable thanks to a seven-speed automatic transmission, which is offered as standard, but also thanks to the engine stop-start feature.

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2014 Mercedes E250 BlueTEC has an EPA rating of 28 mpg city/45 highway

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec has received an estimated mpg rating of 28 city/45 highway from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA rating covers the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec sedan powered by a 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine providing 195 hp of output and 369 lbs.-ft. of torque and paired with automatic transmission.

An all-wheel-drive version lowers its city rating by 1 mpg and its highway rating by 3 mpg, Mercedes said. The German carmaker’s disclosure came months after BMW attracted media attention with its 45 mpg highway rating for the 2014 BMW 328d. Mercedes is now selling its E250 Bluetec sedan at a starting price of $52,325, including freight.

Mercedes-Benz E class posted a 45-percent year-on-year surge in sales in the US in August 2013 to 6,523 vehicles – leading the mid-sized luxury segment in terms of deliveries in the country in the month. The E class logged a percent jump in US sales in the first eight months of 2013 to 40,359 units. The new E250 BlueTEC sedan is the price-leader in the E-Class family, priced competitively at $51,400 while offering a clean diesel powertrain.

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTec goes on sale in the US with a $39,459 price tag

Mercedes-Benz will start selling the diesel-powered GLK250 BlueTec compact crossover in the United States on April 30, 2013. The GLK250 is powered by an all-aluminum 2.1-liter twin-turbo diesel that will also replace a 3.0-liter V-6 diesel in the restyled E-class sedan in September. The four-cylinder diesel engine will also power the redesigned C-class sedan in 2015.

Mercedes last offered a four-cylinder diesel in the US in 1985, in the persona of the 2.2-liter 190D. The GLK250 will be the fifth diesel-powered model in the Mercedes-Benz USA lineup after the E-class and S-class sedans and the ML and GL crossovers.

Mercedes executives disclosed that three bigger vehicles -- S-class sedan and the ML and GL crossovers -- are unlikely to be powered by the four-cylinder diesel.

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Mercedes E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID underwent 830-mile economy run

To prove that the new Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is capable of delivering both performance and efficiency,  the German carmaker subjected the very first example of the car to arrive in the United Kingdom to an economy run. In standard form, the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID boasts of being able to accelerate from zero to 62mph in 7.5-seconds, and reach a maximum speed of 150 mph.

E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID also boasts of emitting as little as 109 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer traveled. To place the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID in a real situation test, Mercedes first had the car undergo an economy run at the main runway of Newquay Cornwall Airport, considered as the most southern active airport in the mainland.

Driven by ex-rally driver Mick Linford, the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID was able to accelerate from zero to 62 mph in slightly more than seven seconds and reach a top speed of 136 mph. Next assignment for the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID was to cruise to Wick Airport in Scotland, considered as the northernmost airport in mainland Britain.

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The most efficient Mercedes-Benz E-Class production car ever -- the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid -- has a starting price of £39,645.00 OTR for the Saloon while the Estate variant is priced from £41,435.00 OTR. The BIK rates range starts at 12%. A set of 17-inch alloy wheels is offered as standard. However, consumers can choose 16-inch wheels as a no-cost option to have the lowest CO2 emission and best economy figures.

It also features leather upholstery, Becker Map Pilot Navigation and LED daytime running lights. Powering the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid is a powerful but very efficient 2,143cc, four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 204 hp and 500 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 20 kW electric motor that was mounted within the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission and comes with a 19kW Lithium-ion battery.

These enable the Saloon to sprint from zero to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds and to achieve a top speed of 150 mph. The Estate can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 7.8 seconds and hit a maximum speed of 150 mph (144 mph). When the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid Saloon is fitted with the 16-inch wheels, it can return 65.7 mpg (62.8 mpg for the Estate) on the combined cycle while the Saloon’s CO2 emissions are as low as 109 g/km of CO2 (116 g/km for the Estate).

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