Detroit Auto Show: Mercedes-Benz 2012 S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC Coming
The S350 Bluetec Class is powered by the same 3.5 liter Bluetec V6 engine that is found in the diesel versions of the E Class, ML and GL vehicles.
Merceds has not yet released the specifications, pricing and fuel economy ratings of this new addition to its diesel lineup, but expect it to get around 20 mpg city/30 mpg hwy.
Diesel offerings have the advantage of offering drivers lots of power at low rpms, compared with gas engines, as well as fuel economy that generally runs 20% to 35% better than gas versions. Some people are not keen on diesels, thinking that it is hard to find. But diesel pumps are commonly found at gas stations these days alongside regular gas pus these days.
There are Smartphone apps that make it easy to find the best diesel pumps wherever you are.