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If anyone was still holding out hope that Mercedes-Benz might sell a diesel powered GLA in North America, well, you can stop holding out hope now.

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that both the CLA and GLA will not be offered with a diesel engine in North America. The main reason for this is to make the diesel engine in line with US regulations it would cost far too much, and raise the GLA and CLA's price to unacceptable levels. And the whole point of these cars is that they are not as expensive.

It's too bad because the diesel CLA sold in Europe over 50 mpg mixed. Too bad we will miss out.
 

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If anyone was still holding out hope that Mercedes-Benz might sell a diesel powered GLA in North America, well, you can stop holding out hope now.

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that both the CLA and GLA will not be offered with a diesel engine in North America. The main reason for this is to make the diesel engine in line with US regulations it would cost far too much, and raise the GLA and CLA's price to unacceptable levels. And the whole point of these cars is that they are not as expensive.

It's too bad because the diesel CLA sold in Europe over 50 mpg mixed. Too bad we will miss out.
50 mpg in Europe is more like 35-40 mpg here... It makes sense they won't bring them over, well not really, but no one brings diesels over here... I think its to do with the fluctuation of diesel in North America. Our diesel fuel is derived from the same source as home heating oil so in the winter months when demand for heating oil spikes it ratchets the price of diesel fuel upwards...

I think the GLA in diesel format would sell quite well here, just not to the yuppie valley girl crowd queuing for the GLA and CLA...
 

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not surprised
america very rarely gets diesel vehicles, it's always nations in europe.
as long as the gasoline models we get are fuel efficient enough for what they are I will be happy.
this is a platform they should consider dropping a hybrid powertrain in.
 

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I've read about regulations making it impossible to make diesel vehicles in Europe soon. So maybe the Europeans won't have diesels anymore either.

I'm not so sure about a hybrid GLA. The hybrid GLA would cost more than the petrol version and with Mercedes wanting to keep the cost down, i'm just not sure that a hybrid engine really makes sense. If they can keep the price down with the hybrid engine then I say go for it.
 

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i rather take a fuel efficient petrol engine over hybrid, it's way too early to get into a hybrid. Knowing MB they will charge a good amount more for the hybrid option
 

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also not surprised but I think a mistake on mercedes part.

if mercedes markets the diesel model properly in north america it could sell well.
 

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I wouldn't mind trying out a hybrid to be honest. But only if itd worth the extra money.
Mercedes should start considering what other car makers are doing which is not charging extra for a hybrid just to jump start their hybrid vehicle efforts, then years down the road charge much more for it, by then hybrid tech will be improved and better and the price of fuel being higher too.
 

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I bet that if the US got rid of all those oil and gas subsidies that diesel would look a lot more attractive price-wise. It seems like there are some companies that just don't care to bring diesel to the US while others are trying to get the Americans to embrace diesel more. I think it's pretty clear that diesel isn't going to catch on in the US though. Are there more diesels being sold in the US nowadays than there were in the past?
 

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I'm not entirely sure why diesel doesn't sell that well in North America.
is it just because they dont sound as nice? or not as refined as petro engines? or at least thats what they believe.
 

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from what I heard the government has some doing towards why diesels are being phased out. They are enforcing hybrids or evs to be made instaed.
 

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well i doubt we'll be seeing a hybrid or EV GLA.

Diesels arent popular because they smell. and they pollute. and they dont sound that great

but they give great mileage.

and tech is changing. there is clean diesel tech now. and diesels are being tuned to sound better. ppl need to give them a second chance.
 

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No need for a diesel

Just completed a road trip up to Canada. My GLA250 averaged nearly 33MPG. I currently have 8K miles on the car. Better than expected miles and I wasn't taking it easy on the peddle... : )
 

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Just completed a road trip up to Canada. My GLA250 averaged nearly 33MPG. I currently have 8K miles on the car. Better than expected miles and I wasn't taking it easy on the peddle... : )
Naturally you get better gas mileage in Canada- in fact 1 US mpg is equal to 1.3 mpg CDN. >:D
 
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