Originally Posted by UnFacconable
Arrgh, speaking of Mercedes, looks like they won't be selling the e250 wagon in the US just e350 or AMG. Was really hoping to pick one up a diesel version this winter (high 30 highway mpg is attractive) as it would be great option for us but may flip to something else. Possibly will look at the GLK250 or ML350 diesel but we may end up in a Mazda CX-5 which would be lighter/more fun to drive and gets great mileage to boot.
Yeah, the car you want has the triple whammy going against it - small displacement, wagon and a diesel. Three things the American market hates. I'm particularly frustrated about why diesel seems to be dying here and consumers are backing hybrid powertrains.