According to a recent report, Mercedes will introduce the S350 BlueTec in the United States.

Set to become the only diesel-powered S-Class in America, the S350 will feature a 3.0-liter V6 with AdBlue urea injection technology. Rated at 241 hp (179 kW / 244 PS) and 429 lb-ft (581 Nm) of torque, the S350 BlueTec is a tad more powerful than the S350 CDI BlueEFFICENCY which churns out 235 hp (175 kW / 238 PS) and 398 lb-ft (539 Nm) of torque.

Backed up by a seven-speed automatic transmission and 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the S350 will likely accelerate from 0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds before topping out at an electronically limited 155 mph. While it's not fast, the S350 could potentially get an EPA fuel economy rating of 25+ mpg on the highway.

Look for the 2011 S350 BlueTec to start arriving at U.S. dealerships later this year with a base price below $87,950.

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