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Mercedes Brings Diesels to California

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Mercedes has unveiled the new E320 Bluetec diesel sedan in California. It is the first diesel powered vehicle to meet the California’s strict diesel emissions standards.

There will only be a very small number of the cars initially available (100) and they can only be leased for about $600 a month. Starting in January 2008 other states that have adopted the same standards as California will also receive the new diesel sedan (New York, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Pennsylvania).

In August of 2008, Mercedes is going to release diesel powered versions of its M, R and GL-class models.

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