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2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec Returns 45 MPG on Highway, Automaker Confirms


Just the Facts:
  • The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec, the diesel-engine version of the redesigned 2014 E-Class returns 28 mpg in city driving and 45 mpg on the highway.
  • The 2014 E250 Bluetec with optional 4Matic all-wheel drive returns 27 mpg in city driving and 42 mpg on the highway.
  • The 2014 E250 Bluetec goes on sale this month.

MONTVALE, New Jersey — The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec, the diesel-engine version of the redesigned 2014 E-Class returns 28 mpg in city driving and 45 mpg on the highway, Mercedes-Benz confirmed on Wednesday.

The 2014 E250 Bluetec with optional 4Matic all-wheel drive returns 27 mpg in city driving and 42 mpg on the highway, Mercedes-Benz said.

The 2014 E250 Bluetec goes on sale this month.

Mercedes-Benz had projected a 45-mpg highway fuel economy rating on the newest Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but this is the first time it has offered official fuel economy numbers. However, the EPA had not posted the diesel sedan's fuel economy numbers on its Web site as of Wednesday morning.

In comparison, the 2014 BMW 328d returns 32 mpg in city driving and 45 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The 2013 Volkswagen Passat diesel model returns 31 mpg in city driving and 43 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

The base 2013 Mercedes-Benz E350 returns 20 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

Diesel cars and trucks are becoming increasingly popular with consumers, since they typically offer 20 to 30 percent better fuel economy and a greater driving range than comparable vehicles with gasoline engines.

But, diesel fuel costs more than gasoline. The AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report on Wednesday pegged the average price for a gallon of diesel fuel at $3.94 versus $3.55 for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec rear-wheel-drive model starts at $52,325, including a $925 destination charge.

Edmunds says: Mercedes-Benz is out with some solid fuel economy numbers on its new 2014 E250 Bluetec sedan. It's critical information that should help buyers in this segment.

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