Mercedes-Benz is now offering three new direct injected engines in its C-Class BlueEfficiency models. Two of the three four cylinder engines are diesels while the other is fueled by gasoline. The 2.2-liter diesel is available as a single turbo 170 hp version or a dual turbo 204 hp variant. The diesels produce 295 lb-ft and 369 lb-ft of torque respectively. The gasoline engine is a new 204 hp turbocharged 1.8-liter unit with 229 lb-ft of torque.
The gas engine gets a combined 32.7 mpg (U.S.) on the EU combined driving cycle. The diesels are the cars that really shine on the test cycle with the more powerful C250 CDI getting 42.1 mpg (U.S.) and the 170 hp C220 scoring 49 mpg (U.S.). Even with that kind of mileage, the C220 still runs to 62 mph in a very respectable 8.4 seconds. All three models are available as either sedan or station wagon.
Unfortunately, like BMW, Mercedes has decided not offer any four cylinder engines in the U.S. market in recent years. Hopefully Mercedes, will soon follow Audi’s lead and switch from six to four cylinders.
Gallery: Mercedes-Benz C-class BlueEfficiency
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