Sunday, January 08, 2006
Detroit Auto Show Day 1 - Mercedes
“As a powerful, economical and clean drive system, BLUETEC can significantly help American drivers continue to enjoy large, powerful cars for many years to come – whether you are looking at large sedans, vans, light trucks or SUVs”, Dr. Zetsche explained. “BLUETEC diesel vehicles have the potential to meet the world’s most stringent exhaust emissions standards, including those of all 50 US States.”
As a result of rising fuel prices, more and more car buyers in
I’ve always been a big fan of diesels (my mother drove both a 240D and 300D so, “it’s personal”). Older Diesels produced significant emissions and poor performance. Not anymore.
The new GL class finally enables Mercedes to compete effectively with BMW, Lexus, Infiniti and Cadillac in the large/luxury SUV wars.
Steering wheel shifter paddles, 6 liter V12 biturbo, active body control, 612 hp (yes, that is six hundred and twelve) – I had to look twice as well – all good stuff. No, I didn’t ask, “how much.”