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2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC® Leads Midsize Sedans in Fuel Economy

Last updated Thursday, October 10, 2013 08:00 ET

New Diesel-Powered Luxury Model Rated at 45 MPG on the Highway

Huntsville, 10/10/2013 / SubmitMyPR /

With many car buyers looking to increase their gas mileage without sacrificing performance, the number of diesel options on the U.S. market is expected to roughly double for the 2014 model year. A new diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan promises to be a standout member of that fresh class, with the 2014 E250 BlueTEC® leading not only its luxury segment in fuel economy, but all midsize sedans.

Returning an impressive 45 mpg on the highway, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC® houses a new all-aluminum 2.1-liter in-line four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 195 horsepower and a plentiful 369 pound-feet of torque. The model is also the first diesel E-Class to be offered with 4MATIC® all-wheel drive for confident winter driving. Even when equipped with that added capability, the 2014 E250 BlueTEC® still nets 42 mpg on the highway.

"Diesels have come a long way in winning over buyers with their added refinement and cleaner emissions in recent years, but the new engine in the E250 BlueTEC® sets the bar even higher with its flawless engineering and unbelievable gas mileage," said Rob Callis, general manager of Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville, a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Alabama. "The Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC® is a great alternative for luxury buyers who were considering a hybrid but really want a lot of torque at their disposal for swift acceleration and responsiveness."

Like the rest of the revamped 2014 E-Class lineup, the E250 BlueTEC® also benefits from the introduction of several Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive safety and convenience technologies. Buyers who opt for the Driver Assistance Package receive a range of active-safety features, including DISTRONIC PLUS® with Steering Assist, which offers radar-based adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous steering at speeds of up to 124 mph.

About Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville:
Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville has maintained their status as an automotive leader in the community by remaining solidly committed to their customers and by offering a large selection of Mercedes-Benz vehicles with ease of purchase. Their Huntsville showroom includes a variety of Mercedes-Benz models to suit any customer's needs, from the Mercedes-Benz C-Class to the M-Class SUV to the SL-Class convertible. Since Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville is open extended hours to accommodate customers' busy schedules, Mercedes-Benz fans can browse with ease at their Huntsville, Ala., dealership at 6520 University Drive NW. Mercedes-Benz of Huntsville can also be found online at www.mercedesbenzofhuntsville.com, reached by phone at (256) 837-5753 or found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MercedesBenzofHuntsville.