2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC Diesel: Review Roundup

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Shopping for a 2012 clean diesel car and thinking about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC diesel sedan? Here’s a summary of major reviews of the vehicle to help you decide. Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom if you have questions, or something to add!

The Mercedes S350 is equipped with a 3.0 liter diesel V6 that generates 240 horsepower and an “incredible” 455 lb.-ft. of torque. It is the second-cheapest model of the S-Class and is the most fuel-efficient of the bunch — even better than the hybrid. The EPA rates the fuel economy to be 21 MPG in the city and 31 MPG on the highway. MSRP is $92,550. Continue reading “2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC Diesel: Review Roundup”

2012 Mercedes R350 BlueTEC Diesel People Mover: Review Roundup

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Shopping for a 2012 clean diesel car and thinking about the 2012 Mercedes-Benz R350 BlueTEC crossover diesel? Here’s a summary of major reviews of the vehicle to help you decide. Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom if you have questions, or something to add!

It is the diesel turbo engine of the Mercedes R350 that excites consumers. The 3.0 liter turbodiesel V6 engine generates 210 horsepower and the vehicle has a maximum towing capacity of 3500 lbs. It gets 18 MPG city and 23 MPG highway. MSRP is $53,840.

Kelly Blue Book — 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Review

Kelley Blue Book starts out with a comment on the design of the vehicle:  “It’s definitely not a minivan nor is it really a crossover (even though that’s what Mercedes-Benz calls it). Rather, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class has staked its territory as a no-nonsense rolling monument to practicality.” They like the diesel engine, noting: “the 2012 Mercedes-Benz R350 BlueTEC is quick enough to keep you from lamenting the diesel engine…. This great engine proves the viability of the right diesel in the right machine.” Continue reading “2012 Mercedes R350 BlueTEC Diesel People Mover: Review Roundup”

2012 Mercedes E350 BlueTEC Diesel: Review Roundup

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Shopping for a 2012 clean diesel car and thinking about the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTEC sedan? Here’s a summary of major reviews of the vehicle to help you decide. Be sure to leave a comment at the bottom if you have questions, or something to add!

Perhaps the most eye-opening news about the 2012 Mercedes E350  is the 3.0 liter BlueTEC diesel engine, which generates 210 horsepower, sprints from 0 to 60 in 9.0 seconds and has a fuel economy rating of 21 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway. The E350 diesel comes only in rear-wheel drive with a 7-speed automatic transmission. The MSRP runs from $50,490 to $88,900.

AOL Autos – 2012 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Expert Review

AOL Autos reports that “We particularly like the diesel-powered E350 BlueTEC sedan. Mercedes’ V6 turbodiesel is the smoothest, quietest diesel engine available, so virtually all the smoky, clattering drawbacks of more traditional diesel power are gone (though the oily diesel smell during fill-ups remains). Performance is virtually identical the gasoline-powered E350…” Continue reading “2012 Mercedes E350 BlueTEC Diesel: Review Roundup”