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Mercedes-Benz Halts Diesel Powertrains for Passenger Cars

January 22, 2018

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.
Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Mercedes-Benz will no longer offer diesel powertrains for its passenger cars in the United States, but will continue to produce diesel variants of its Sprinter Vans, Autoblog reports.

Diesels account for only 3% of brand sales, said Ola Kallenius, head of R&D for Mercedes Car Group, according to The Detroit Bureau. He added that diesel doesn't fit into the automaker's U.S. portfolio.

The automaker delayed plans to sell diesel version of the C-Class and GLC in 2016, according to Mercedes decided that the effort to achieve compliance was too much investment for just 3% percent of sales in the U.S.

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