NEW YORK – Sales of Mercedes-Benz’s S-Class 350 BlueTec diesel are off to a slow but encouraging start, says Bernhard Glaser, general manager for product management-Mercedes-Benz USA. Only 60 units have been sold since Mercedes’s clean-diesel flagship reached showrooms in September. Glaser declines to say what volume of the S-Class BlueTec sedan ultimately will reach, but predicts it will bring incremental sales to the brand. The diesel expands the alternative-energy choices available ...

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