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.
as informed in 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.
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-class
Mercedes renamed the GL-class as the GLS-class for 2017 to better parallel the nomenclature of its sedan lineup.
Competition is stiff, but the GLS-class holds its own, which is why it earned a place among our 10Best Trucks and SUVs.
The stately exterior and luxe interior do justice to the Mercedes-Benz name, and prodigious acceleration will strike fear into the hearts of lesser automobiles.
Mercedes-Benz’s renamed three-row SUV family is as big and bad as ever, now with updated powertrains and a lightly revised exterior.
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