Mercedes-Benz Diesel SUVs to Be Available in All 50 U.S. States
STUTTGART, GERMANY – Mercedes-Benz
2009 GL320 Bluetec, ML320 Bluetec, and R320 Bluetec will go on sale in the fall
in all 50 states, according to www.edmunds.com.
vehicles now have a urea injection, called AdBlue. Bluetec enables a diesel to
be as clean as a gas engine.
The three Bluetec diesel SUVs are powered by a 3.0L V-6 that delivers 211
horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque. The engine is linked to a 7G-Tronic
seven-speed automatic transmission. Mercedes-Benz said the GL320 Bluetec
returns 17 mpg in city driving and 23 mpg on the highway. The ML320 Bluetec and
R320 Bluetec return 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
Pricing on the Mercedes-Benz Bluetec SUVs will be announced in September.