2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec - Click above for high-res image gallery
During the festivities here at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz quietly rolled out the 2012 S350 Bluetec, a diesel-powered S-Class that's destined for consumption here in the United States. The big news is that M-B will now offer the only diesel-powered flagship luxury sedan here in the States - Audi, BMW and Jaguar don't offer an oil-burning version of their high-rollers here in the U.S.
Mercedes-Benz neglected to release any technical specifications about the new S350 Bluetec, but as its nomenclature would suggest, it's powered by the same 3.5-liter Bluetec V6 found in the E-, ML- and GL-Class vehicles. Mercedes has clearly proven that the business case for Bluetec here in the United States is indeed valid, and we'd much rather opt for a diesel S-Class as opposed to the S400 Hybrid.
Gallery: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec: Detroit 2011
Gallery: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec
Detroit 2011: 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec is one torque-tastic S-Class originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 11 Jan 2011http://www.autoblog.com/2011/01/11/detroit-2011-2012-mercedes-benz-s350-bluetec-is-one-torque-tast/