The Mercedes S350 BlueTec has just rolled on to German showrooms. The 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine car with 190 kW (258 PS / 255 hp) and 620 Nm (457 lb-ft) of torque is now yours to pick for a cool €76,279.
The S 350 BlueTEC comes with capabilities to speed vroom from 0-100 km/h in just 7.1 seconds, before topping out at an electronically limited 250 km/h (155 mph). The new engine is what you should be looking for as Mercedes is holding it aloft as it eyes more customers in Germany.
What is unique about the new engine, you tend to ask? The new Merc engine is being described as 11 per cent more economical and the credit is being attributed to the AdBlue aqueous urea injection it sports. This feature lets the S 350 BlueTec to return average fuel consumption of 6.8 L/100km and CO2 emissions of 177 grams per km. Now that is admirable considering the earlier 7.6 L/100km and 199 grams of CO2 per km.
If you are going for the S 350 BlueTec, the other features that could charm you include Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist capabilities. The Passion leather / Alcantara upholstery, Bang & Olufsen BeoSound AMG sound system with 15 speakers, two amplifiers, and a total output of 1200 watts come as part of the package. Go for it?