Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec to be launched in the U.S. image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to launch the E250 BlueTec into the United States soon, which will replace the E350 BlueTec next year.

After the Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTec has made its debut over-seas last April, during the New York Auto Show, the carmaker has big plans for its models and the next vehicle to make its way to North American soil to get the BlueTec badges on its body will be the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec. According to the car manufacturer, the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec will actually replace the E350 BlueTec in 2013 and, despite the downsizing, the two cars will get about the same ratings.

The new Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec will get a 2.1 liter four-cylinder engine under its hood, despite the six-cylinder in the E350 BlueTec, which is producing a total output of 190 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque. The downgrade will come in handy when the EPA will “check” its fuel consumption. Besides the E-Class, the same engine will also be adopted by the ML-Class and the ML350 BlueTec will be removed. Additional details on the Mercedes-Benz E250BlueTec are limited for the moment and will be announced close to the model’s debut.

Source: Car and Driver