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Mercedes is coming out with a Diesel GLC but not anytime soon. The Car Guide estimates the North America release date to be around this time next year for the GLC 300 BlueTEC 4Matic.

It's said to be powered by the same engine as the GLK so you could be seeing the 2.1-litre turbocharged four-cylinder diesel under the hood along with the new nine-speed automatic transmission.

Not much more is known so we'll have to wait until next year for more information.
 

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Kind of surprised they didn't launch it as a diesel and gasoline model since the current trend in the market is with diesels, which can help them with establishing themselves in this segment as the diesel leader and even to pull people away from surrounding segments.
 

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Maybe, tough to say, since there could be other reasons to be doing this. So far we haven't seen any other brands come into light doing the same thing VW got busted for. I'm thinking it's just about timing, right now might not be appropriate enough.
 

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Mercedes-Benz seems upset with VW for sullying the German auto industries name. I get the feeling they aren't cheating. But who knows. Perhaps they are just re-evaluating the market, or perhaps the engine itself, before selling it.
 

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Not just Mercedes, BMW isn't too happy with VW either but they could have still come out with a Diesel engine as long as it passes the emissions test.
 

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There is just quite a bit of volatility in diesel emissions regulations and testing at them moment. I wouldn't want to invest in a diesel engine until I was sure of the requirements and methodology of testing that it will be subject to.
 

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Looking into those details are great and all but at the end of the day I just care that i'm winning, that i'm getting more for my money than with gas, as long as those numbers add up to what i'm happy with... that's all i need to know.
 

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Interesting that they have delayed the diesel but made a commitment to show a fuel cell version in 2017. Perhaps they are beginning a switch in strategy?
 

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A lot of car manufacturers are coming out with electric of hydrogen vehicles so I can see Mercedes going that route with their FCV. Could see a shortened production period for the Diesel variant depending on sales volume and when the FCV is coming out because it seems like a replacement to me right now.
 

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Depends on the sales volume. If the GLC diesel isn't selling well then they could shorten the production period.
 

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The 2.0 engine was a deal breaker for me after driving the glc. I am coming from a Acura RDX with a wonderful 6 cylinder so it is a diesel for me or I am going to look elsewhere for my next car in the fall of 2016. I ant Apple CarPlay as well in my next vehicle so I sit and wait.
 

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I'm just not convinced of the long term success of diesel.

Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) emissions test-cheating scandal could kill nascent markets for diesel cars in North America, Japan and China, the chief executive of automotive supplier Continental (CONG.DE) has told a German newspaper.

“The diesel passenger car could sooner or later disappear from these markets,” Elmar Degenhart said in an interview with markets daily Boersen-Zeitung published on Thursday.

He added that diesel had a market share of only 1-3 percent in these countries, compared with 53 percent in Europe.

[...] “We are convinced that it is only a matter of time before electromobility, and there I include hydrogen power in the long term, prevails,” Degenhart said.
VW scandal could kill U.S. diesel car market, Continental CEO says | Reuters
 

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I have a 220 diesel on the way, it drove great in the test drive and it's about as nippy as my ML250, mostly due to weighing less I guess. Nice spread of torque too, certainly not worth paying a lot more money for another 30hp of the 250 in my humble opinion.
 
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