Kababayans at Mercedes-Benz of Encino ready to assist you in getting a new Mercedes
MERCEDES-BENZ has long been known for their Diesel engines, but in recent years Mercedesâ€™ compression-ignition offerings in the U.S. have been pretty limited. However, with several diesel vehicles in the pipeline and several more potentially on the way, dieselâ€™s may again make a comeback.
One vehicle that may make its way to the U.S. is a four-cylinder diesel M-Class in diesel form. In Europe and elsewhere, there will be a new base version of the M-Class: an ML250 BlueTec, powered by a 2.1-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, making 204 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.
Thatâ€™s the same engine thatâ€™s already been confirmed as emissions-certified and U.S. boundâ€”as well as headed to the U.S. as soon as later this year in the smaller GLK-Class crossover, as a GLK250 BlueTec.
Bernhard Glaser, general manager for U.S. product, told MotorAuthority that the automaker hasnâ€™t ruled out offering the four-cylinder diesel in the M-Classâ€”theyâ€™re currently evaluating that, and it all depends on how the vehicle would perform in the North American market, and on U.S. highways. Itâ€™s likely that the model, if brought here, could achieve 30 mpg highway and significantly affect the brandâ€™s fuel economy average.
At least one other U.S. model will be receiving the four-cylinder engine early on, Glaser confirmed. That will help defray the cost and complication of certifying an all-new engine for U.S. use (considering that diesels donâ€™t typically make up any more than 20 percent of the product mix when Mercedes-Benz offers them). And, according to Glaser, additional models with the engine will potentially follow.
Some outlets have reported that the C-Class will be the other model to initially get the BlueTec four, but Glaser insists that this isnâ€™t a done deal. The automaker has also shown an E250 BlueTec concept â€“ at the 2010 New York Auto Show â€“ also hinting that the E-Class is in contention. The C-Class is already getting a smaller gasoline engine for 2012: an all-new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder in the C250.
The automaker has already confirmed that V-8 versions of the all-new M-Class will join the lineup next year, as well as a two-wheel-drive version of the gasoline ML350.
Given pending fuel economy regulations, we can expect Mercedes to hit harder with diesels this time; a diesel version of the S-Class, called the S350 BlueTec, will arrive to dealerships this fall.
In the meantime, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is available at launch in ML350 BlueTec form, with a strong 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V-6 making 240 horsepower and 455 pound-feet. For more details about that, and how it stacks up with the gasoline ML350, see our full first drive report on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class models.
But if you can’t wait for the 2012 models, other new Mercedes-Benzes await you at Mercedes-Benz of Encino with our kababayans Raymond Orosa and Butch Arradaza ready to assist you.
â€œWe have the best team here,â€ Raymond says of Mercedes Benz of Encino.
â€œEveryone is very friendly, extremely professional and here to help you with whatever you need.â€
Ramond, a golfer himself, even says with a smile that â€œWe may even give you tips on how to sink a hole-in-one.â€
Raymond also shares that the popular dealership gets plenty of Filipino customers.
â€œWe get lots of Filipino nurses, doctorâ€™s assistants and the like,â€ Raymond says.
â€œFilipinos are great customers.
Theyâ€™re very quiet, easy to work with and they come out with great Mercedes-Benz cars.â€
The key to the dealershipâ€™s success with their clientele is the quality of their customer service and the long lasting relationships the dealership forms with their customers.
â€œWeâ€™re not the typical car salespeople here,â€ Raymond stresses.
â€œWeâ€™re friendly and definitely not pushy.
In fact, the sale starts after the person buys the car â€“ the car is secondary to the service we are really dedicated to giving them even after they buy the car.â€
It is this great ongoing relationship with their customers that has made Mercedes-Benz of Encino highly popular within the Filipino community, and what keeps the positive referrals coming to Raymond.
â€œI take care of them,â€ Raymond says, referring to his customers.
â€œEven when they refer me, I make sure to give them something back.â€
Raymond also shares that Mercedes-Benz of Encino has an amazing selection that cannot be beat.Â For example, their C Class cars alone have over 100 colors available!Â The dealership has three locations just to house all of their available cars, and the dealership itself is a seven story building.
â€œWe have enough inventory to last us a long time,â€ Raymond laughs.
Best of all, owning a Mercedes-Benz is definitely not an out of reach dream.Â For example, Raymond shares that you can own a C Class Mercedes-Benz for just $349 a month!
â€œSome people think itâ€™s impossible to own a Mercedes-Benz but thatâ€™s not true,â€ Raymond stresses.
â€œWeâ€™re here to help put you in the car of your dreams.
â€œJust point out which car you want to drive and Iâ€™ll give you the best available deal on it.â€
So what are you waiting for?Â Visit your kababayan Raymond Orosa, who speaks Tagalog, at Mercedes-Benz of Encino located at 16721 Ventura Blvd., Encino, CA 91436.Â Give Raymond a call at 828.536.2413 today. â–