Californians are once again able to acquire diesel-powered cars through a special lease program with Mercedes-Benz USA. It is the first time since 1999 any auto maker has offered a diesel light vehicle in the state. Diesel-powered cars have been scarce in California in recent years due to the state’s strict emissions regulations. Mercedes’ California dealers are offering consumers a 2-year, 24,000-mile (38,600-km) lease on E320 Bluetec sedans exclusively through Mercedes-Benz Financial ...

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