First Drive MercedesBenz S350 BlueTEC Diesel worth the 15 year…

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First Drive: Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC Diesel worth the 15 wait?

Mercedes is serious offering S-Class buyers a lot of when it comes to the engine will power their Today, buyers can choose six unique and compelling powerplants deliver big on everything from raw to fuel economy.

Want a V-12 four door You’ve got it in the S65 AMG. Maybe you all the luxury but really wanted a  No need to worry, because MB offers the S400.The most model, the S550, offers middle ground.  A 4.6L V8 producing 429-horsepower.  If those are not right for you, then a S600 and 536-horsepower S63 AMG will likely be right up your Even with an all you can eat powertrain one type of engine has been noticeably absent in  A diesel.

2012 marks the year a diesel engine option to the US S-Class for the first time 1996.  In the US, cheaper priced gas with misconceptions about have fueled a negative about the use of diesel in cars. In diesel makes a great in cars for many reasons. it may be a more expensive fuel per diesel engines provide in fuel economy.  Diesels are fun to drive, producing power in a usable and lower RPM range to their gasoline counterparts.

The S350 BlueTEC is powered by a turbodiesel. It’s the same engine that you’ll on other Mercedes BlueTEC that are currently on the market, but more powerful.  It produces a not so looking 240-horsepower, but in reality not very worrisome.  Because it’s the diesel engine in the S350 an earth moving 455 lb-ft of

Think  four-door super sedan that punches you in the time you throw down the

We drove the S350 on the streets of Boston and came away the impression that the car is a bruising First off, you’d know it was a diesel unless told you. It’s quiet and that smooth. the low end punch on acceleration is impressive for any let alone one of this size.

Along with brute the BlueTEC diesel also the fuel miser in all of us.  Able to get an 31-mpg on the highway, the S350 5-mpg better than the hybrid or the popular S550. right, the diesel S350 out the hybrid S400 on city and fuel economy by a large S350 also comes with 4MATIC all-wheel-drive, is sure to make northerners

To top everything off, the S350 is the cheapest in the S-Class lineup. $92,550 base price is $700 more expensive the S400 Hybrid.  The of the S350 nearly make the Hybrid obsolete.  All-wheel-drive and a 5-mpg on the highway seems to be a great for only $700 more.

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But not about the S350 is better. it’s a “clean diesel”, the uses a diesel exhaust fluid to curb The fluid must be refilled but Mercedes believes that owners will never to worry about filling tank (located under the tire).  This is because a tank should only to be refilled beyond the 10,000 and thus will be topped off by

Owners who want to refill on own can do so relatively easy since the only requires removing the tire.

The bottom line

We the S350 BlueTEC around and came away impressed. low end torque is outstanding and the fuel is impressive.  Mercedes diesels proven to be bullet proof, so expect the in the S350 to keep churning for as as you keep the car around it intact. It may taken Mercedes-Benz 15 years to a diesel engine in the S-Class but as far as we can see it was well worth the wait.

We’re itching to spend time in the S350 and hope to do so next month.  Look for our review then.

Mercedes-Benz S 400 HYBRID L Base
Mercedes-Benz S 400 HYBRID L Base
Mercedes-Benz S 400 HYBRID L Base


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