DETROIT – On the heels of announcing final launch plans for its E320 CDI in the U.S., Mercedes-Benz says it is considering additional diesel applications for the U.S. market in the near term. The German luxury-car maker also says it plans to top 2003’s sales of 218,717 vehicles in 2004. “We will probably do somewhat better than we did last year,” Paul Halata, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz U.S.A., says in an interview. “We had a 2.6% increase from 2002 to 2003, and it would be nice ...

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