27 Mar '12, 10pm

Mercedes-Benz diesel emissions fluid can cost up to $32 a gallon

Mercedes-Benz diesel emissions fluid can cost up to $32 a gallon

dealers heavily marking up service products? You don't say. Drivers of Benz's turbodiesel-powered ML350 BlueTEC 4Matic are obliged to periodically refill the vehicle's supply of diesel emissions fluid, which is made up of urea crystals in mineralized water and which is required to turn some of the SUV's exhaust from nitrogen oxides to nitrogen and water, according to The New York Times . Once those fluids run out, the SUV shuts down . With that prospect in mind, some dealers are charging as much as $32 for a gallon for the fluid that's good for about 1,500 miles, according to the Times . So, with the SUV getting a combined 22 miles per gallon, that equates to an additional 47 cents for each gallon of diesel used. Most Benz buyers won't lose sleep over that, but it certainly offsets much of the $450 a year the EPA says diesel buyers save in refueling costs relative to the g...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/03/27/mercedes-benz-diesel...

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