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.
These 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.