Mercedes-Benz won’t offer a smaller-engined diesel version of the ML SUV in the U.S. for the 2014 model year.
A new report from Car and Driver suggests the maker has put the car’s American future on hold indefinitely. According to a blog post on the buff book’s site, Mercedes might still send its version of the ML powered by the same 2.1-liter diesel in its smaller GLK250 BlueTec, Stateside. According to the report, it’s possible that the oil burning SUV could come for 2015.
Technical specifications were never officially revealed for the ML250, but the diesel powerplant makes 190 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque for the GLK.
That’s quite a bit less than the ML350 BlueTec’s diesel V6, which offers 240 hp and 455 lb-ft. It could offer buyers a more efficient option than the V6 diesel, but that would threaten to steal sales from the more powerful variant.
[Source: Car and Driver]
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