Mercedes Under Fire for Claims of Diesel Engine Defects
Daimler, the parent company for Mercedes-Benz, has launched an internal investigation into MB’s BlueTEC diesel engines after a class-action lawsuit was filed against the carmaker.
Some Mercedes diesel owners are now claiming Mercedes has installed a cheat device similar to the one that has Volkswagen wrapped up in scandal and lawsuits. So far, all of the claims are unfounded, and Daimler has fully cooperated with the EPA in terms of handing over information.
A small fleet of self-driving Mercedes-Benz Actros semi-trucks was recently deployed from Stuttgart, Germany, and are scheduled to conclude their 692 mile semi-autonomous trip to the Netherlands tomorrow.
Mercedes intends to start selling a “unique” and “emotional” electric vehicle with a 250-310 mile range, probably by 2018.
Mercedes is looking to dive feet first into the on-demand limousine business. One wrinkle though, the chauffeurs won’t actually have any feet.