Posted by: loveleigh | April 15, 2009

Mercedes-Benz goes green with new diesel SUV

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Singer/musician/songwriter Sheryl Crow is one of the many celebrity supporters for Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC clean diesel vehicles. In PR Newswire’s article Hollywood goes green and saves green with Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC  clean diesel SUV’s”, Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC vehicles provide a 20-30 percent higher fuel economy than a comparable gasoline engine. There are many benefits to driving a BlueTEC vehicle. The are very spacious and luxurious, plus owners of new clean diesel vehicles are eligible for the same tax credit as hybrids. Sheryl Crow, Kim Cattrall, Billy Baldwin, Naomi Watts, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, and Liev Schreiber are all passionate and avid supporters for these clean diesel vehicles.  Sheryl Crow’s Mercedes-Benz R320 BlueTEC is extremely quiet, environmentally clean, and can achieve a range of 500 miles on a single tank of diesel fuel.

“The newest clean diesel vehicles are eco-friendly and deserve as much attention as other gas alternatives like hybirds,” said Sheryl Crow.

According to the EPA, the nation would save 1.4 million barrels of oil a day if just one-third of all light duty vehicles in the USA were state-of-the-art diesel vehicles. Mercedes-Benz introduced the first BlueTEC vehicle in October2006 and it was voted “2007 World Green Car of the Year.” Today, Mercedes-Benz has three BlueTEC SUVs available: the R, ML, and GL320.

Photo credit: newscom

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Responses

  1. How interesting! Hopefully more cars will be made this way.
    Sarah Beth Sullivan
    http://www.sbsullivan.wordpress.com

  2. […] sbsullivan @ 3:02 am Leigh wrote about the more economically savvy Mercedes-Benz SUV.  I think this is an important step to becoming a more green […]


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