Combined with the increased effort to certify diesel engines in the U.S., we have put the certification process for diesel passenger cars on hold.”
Two months later, it appears that the company has indeed thrown in the towel–at least for passenger vehicles, and at least for model year 2017.
It does appear that Mercedes is still testing diesel engines in the U.S., however.
While this spot doesn’t necessarily indicate that a 2018 Mercedes-Benz diesel will be sold here, it does suggest that Mercedes may not be out of the diesel segment entirely.
In August, Mercedes-Benz announced that its 2017 lineup of U.S. diesels had been delayed due to more stringent EPA tests and wouldn’t arrive in showrooms until mid-2017 at the earliest.
There go your hopes of buying a 2017 Mercedes-Benz diesel
Volkswagen screwed up the diesel certification process not just for itself, but also for every other automaker trying to sell diesel vehicles in the US.
“Combined with the increased effort to certify diesel engines in the US, we have put the certification process for diesel passenger cars on hold.”
Thanks to Volkswagen’s years-long attempt to cheat the system, federal regulators have strengthened the diesel certification process, ensuring that vehicles have emissions within legal limits.
Mercedes-Benz has dropped its plan to sell 2017-model-year diesels in the US.
“The market share of diesel cars in relation to total sales is less than 1 percent [in the US],” Rob Moran, a Mercedes-Benz spokesman told Roadshow.
referring to Second to that is the Audi A6, a sedan that boasts of features shared with the flagship offering, the Audi A8.
The feature list of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class includes a large panoramic sunroof, 13-speaker Burmester sound system and 34 degrees of adjustable seat recline.
Whereas in the Volvo S90, we experienced enough low-end output for casual urban duties as well as highway runs.
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E350d LWB Exclusive is priced at Rs 88.35 lakh, making it the most premium sedan among the four.
We have already driven the 2017 BMW 5 Series, you can read our detailed first drive review here.