More diesel engine options for future modelsKharl Prado April 20, 2012
Would you mind switching to diesel? Apparently, luxury car companies don’t mind at all, especially with the big names such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
BMW’s new 3-Series models are now running on diesel, while Mercedes-Benz’s C250 cars now running with an 1800cc turbocharged 4-cylinder under their hoods.
Another model which will soon be sporting a diesel powerplant is the 2013 GLK. Potential owners will have the option to drive with a 2.1-liter turbodiesel engine for the GLK. Future C-Class, E-Class and SLK models may also be given the diesel option, according to Mercedes-Benz SL roadster project manager Gunter Fischer.
Perhaps one of the biggest underlying reasons that the brand is switching to diesels is the high volume of diesel-powered vehicles being sold, roughly 50-percent, in Europe. And of course, there’s the better fuel mileage as compared to gasoline engines.
But would you make the switch? Tell us in your comments.