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Why Mercedes?

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It's a question about the diesels Mercedes make today. Well, I just think it's quite strange when both their competitor Audi and Bmw make 2 models with diesel engines over 300 bhp, while Mercedes barely pass the 250 bhp mark. Why?

Audi has 4.2 litre with 350 bhp, and the facelift with 385 bhp.
Bmw the 3 litre with 313 and the M-version with 381 bhp.

And they have got alot of models with 300+. Audi with A6, A7, A8
Bmw the 5 series, 7 series, X5..

I just can't understand why they won't make them. They are clearly popular for BMW and Audi.

What does people think?
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You forgot famous Volkswagen diesels.
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same as why BMW doesn't make buses or trucks The company does not see the need at this time ... someday they will, or not
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You forgot famous Volkswagen diesels.
And Audi is using those same diesels. Once they get retuned to meet the emissions laws their HP is going to drop at least 35%.
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I have seen Mercedes diesel hybrid in Las Vegas.
Found some info and Mercedes has quite different concept than Toyota.
Smaller electric engine is probably only moving the car between light changes.
Still the concept went by unnoticed.
I wonder if we find somebody having first hand experience on those?

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Perhaps Mercedes knows it is not possible to do without cheating?

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