2017 Mercedes-Benz USA range will not have any diesel engines

Mercedes-Benz USA will no longer seek US type approval for its diesel engines for the 2017 model year, and may completely abandon diesels for the US.

Rob Moran, a Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman, told Reuters, “We constantly review our portfolio offerings and make adjustments to meet immediate customer need. Combined with the increased effort to certify diesel engines in the US, we have put the certification process for diesel passenger cars on hold.”

Last year, Mercedes-Benz told Automotive News that it planned to sell 4 diesel engine car models during the 2017 model year. It had sold 4 diesel models during 2016.

Source: Reuters via Automotive News

Joshua Thompson

Joshua Thompson

News editor — Joshua deals with numbers for a living, but cars are his lifelong passion. He loves all, from his dream Stingray through to his first car, a Mercury Tracer.