We’ve heard a lot about luxury motor vehicles trying to change their worn out images. Personally I feel like I’ve been writing more than I would like about luxury cars saving gas, and while the gas saving gesture is nice, we should be able to expect more from a company with the resources to do more for the world.
Editor’s Note: This post is a guest contribution by Anthony Cefali.
Idealism aside, the BlueEFFICIENCY technology at least green in nature. The four-cylinder 200 horsepower diesel engine keeps the performance integrity of a Mercedes vehicle with a 45 mile-per-gallon economy. I do not drive a Mercedes, probably never will, but I do feel that 0-60 in 7 seconds is respectable for a car that is meant to save gas (most Prius driver’s brag that their car will hit 60 in under ten seconds). The cars eco-rating is awfully high. It complies with the European Union’s current emissions standards and is expected to meet the next revision of standards as well. The engine is presently being equipped to its latest C250 model.