2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class

Diesel Could Be A Thing Of The Past At Mercedes

The Volkswagen diesel emission has many automakers reconsidering their plans for the fuel in the U.S. Case in point is Mercedes-Benz.
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"We have to look at that and see whether it makes sense to offer diesels in the future. We have not come to a conclusion but we obviously always tend to develop cars and offer vehicles according to customers' demands," said Matthias Luehrs, vice president of sales and product management for Mercedes-Benz to Automotive News (Subscription Required).

Dropping diesels for the U.S. "is a theoretical option," he went onto say.

Ever since the diesel emission scandal broke, demand for diesel vehicles in the U.S. has been dropping. Luehrs said the company is currently conducting market research to help with making a decision. The first results sometime early next year.

In the meantime, Mercedes is focusing its priority on getting the diesel version of GLS-Class approved by the EPA, followed by other models. As we reported in late October, plans for the C-Class diesel were torn up.

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