Mercedes-Benz Confirms Diesel For C-Class – In 2 Years

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
mercedes benz confirms diesel for c class in 2 years

A new four-cylinder diesel set to debut on the GLK crossover will make its way to both the Mercedes C-Class and E-Class starting this year.

The 2.1L engine makes 200 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, and marks the first 4-cylinder diesel sold by Mercedes-Benz’s American arm since 1985. The oil-burning GLK will go on sale shortly, followed by a new 4-cylinder diesel E-Class in September. Finally, a diesel C-Class will debut in 2015, right around the time when Audi will launch an A4 TDI.

With the advent of the CLA as M-B’s new entry-level product, the C-Class will have to move upscale as well, and the diesel will be an interesting way to distinguish the C-Class from it’s baby brother. Aside from the whole rear-drive thing.

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  • TonyJZX TonyJZX on Apr 29, 2013

    old news for anyone outside of the US it has nice torque you must admit but i laught at the alleged NVH issues of Mercedes diesels drive a Mercedes gasoline four cylinder... they havent licked NVH issues there either and they invented the inline four!

  • Oelmotor Oelmotor on Apr 29, 2013

    Is Daimler including the faulty injectors from Delphi too?

  • MikeInCanada MikeInCanada on Apr 29, 2013

    I wonder if a manual transmission and wagon version will also be available?

  • Burakvtec Burakvtec on Apr 29, 2013

    Mercedes must give answer to astonishing transmissions(8 speed zf)and engines ranges of BMW ;1.6 136 hp,2.0 184 hp (214 hp on the way),320i ed ( 1.6 turbo 170 hp),come on Mercedes ,wake up!!!