Although the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition limited edition compact sedan sports an extensive list of interesting features, the German brand’s PR department currently focuses on the new diesel engine that motivates the vehicle. The reason behind the decision is fairly self-explanatory: for decades diesel engines were perceived by American customers as dirty, smelly and not particularly fun to drive. On a market where gas was always dirt-cheap (well, at least compared to Europe where fuel is traditionally a subject of heavy taxes and costs a lot more,) the heavy fuel’s only advantage -higher efficiency- never managed to become a key factor when choosing a next car. Well, it is clear that Mercedes-Benz wants that to change.
The refreshed 2009 BMW 3-Series family of sedans, coupes and station wagons has received a rather extensive face-lift, getting sportier, more muscular looks.
With its new 2008 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class BlueTEC diesel-powered large crossover SUV, the German car maker wants you to forget those dirty and stinking oil-burners from the 1980s. This one is clean and green, even if it is blue.