Managing the Financial Side of Commercial Fleets

Mercedes-Benz Halts Diesel Powertrains for Passenger Cars

January 22, 2018

Photo by Eric Gandarilla.
Photo by Eric Gandarilla.

Mercedes-Benz will no longer offer diesel powertrains for its passenger cars in the United States, but will continue to produce diesel variants of its Sprinter Vans, Autoblog reports.

Diesels account for only 3% of brand sales, said Ola Kallenius, head of R&D for Mercedes Car Group, according to The Detroit Bureau. He added that diesel doesn't fit into the automaker's U.S. portfolio.

The automaker delayed plans to sell diesel version of the C-Class and GLC in 2016, according to Mercedes decided that the effort to achieve compliance was too much investment for just 3% percent of sales in the U.S.

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

For more than 50 years, Merchants Fleet Management has been providing customized, total fleet management and leasing solutions for businesses and government agencies.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher