NEW YORK – The Bluetec diesel recently introduced in Mercedes-Benz’ Alabama-built cross/utility vehicles now account for 8% of M-Class, R-Class and GL-Class sales, says Steve Cannon, vice president-marketing. “Bluetec sales are off to a good start, and we see them (reaching) 15% of total (Mercedes) sales eventually,” he says. Primarily being promoted in print and online, the new diesels are resonating with buyers, even as gasoline prices have fallen below $2 a gallon. Cannon says the ...

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