Mercedes Abandons Effort To Bring 2017 Diesel Models To U.S.

The dieselgate scandal has pushed Volkswagen to give up on diesel engines in the United States but, in a surprise move, Mercedes has also conceded defeat.

According to Autonews, Daimler has withdrawal its attempt to have 2017 models approved with diesel engines in the United States. The company hasn’t decided whether or not to stop offering diesel engines in the future but it’s not a promising development.

When reached for comment, Mercedes-Benz USA spokesman Rob Moran said “We constantly review our portfolio offerings and make adjustments to meet immediate customer need.” However, he conceded “Combined with the increased effort to certify diesel engines in the U.S., we have put the certification process for diesel passenger cars on hold.”

Mercedes’ diesel engines are currently being investigated by the Department of Justice, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the California Air Resources Board. The company hasn’t been charged with wrongdoing but the automaker has previously said it could be hit with a recall as well as significant penalties.

An absence of diesel engines would be a notable omission but it wouldn’t have much of an effect on the company’s bottom line as diesel vehicles accounted for less than one percent of the company’s U.S. sales in 2016.

Photo Gallery

BMW Doesn’t Use Turn Signal, Cuts Off Audi And Causes Crash

Despite causing the crash, the BMW driver left the scene seemingly without any damage.

UK’s New BMW 3 Series M Sport Plus Edition Brings More Style, Substance

The BMW 3 Series M Sport Plus Edition is exactly what its name suggests: an M Sport with extra kit.

Volkswagen’s (Officially) Changing Its Logo, Goes For A More Modern Approach

One of the first cars to get VW’s new logo will be the Golf Mk8.

Facelifted 2020 VW Multivan Detailed, On Sale This Fall From €31,000

The VW Multivan 6.1 is more upscale than ever and marks a major step forward from a technology standpoint.

Formula 1 Provides A First Proper Look At The Revised 2021 Cars

F1 and FIA have started testing a scale model of the 2021 car in a wind tunnel.

Range-Topping Alpina A110S To Make UK Debut At Salon Prive

The Alpina A110S is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 288 HP and 236 lb-ft of torque.

How Much Does Your Dream 2020 Ford Escape Cost?

Prices for the 2020 Ford Escape start at $26,080 and increase to over $40,000 for top models.

Bespoke McLaren GT Luggage Set By MSO Will Cost You $14k

MSO’s bespoke McLaren GT luggage collection includes a garment case, weekend bag, cabin bag, and full-size golf club bag.

Ford Ranger FX4 Special Edition Presented As An Aussie Affair

The limited edition Ford Ranger FX4 will arrive in Australian dealerships this December.

New Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Gets Challenged By Boxster GTS

While the new Porsche 911 Carrera 4S has a power advantage, the Boxster GTS is cheaper by nearly $40,000.