The market launch of the Mercedes-Benz E 320 BLUETEC in the USA and Canada gets underway in time for the introduction of low-sulphur diesel fuel in the USA. It is the first and only diesel car in the world that can better the extremely stringent US BIN 8 emission standard. The E 320 BLUETEC is offered in 45 states of the USA and in Canada. It consumes up to 30 % less fuel than comparable petrol-engined vehicles in North America. Its enormous range of up to 1200 km on one tank of fuel additionally predestines the E 320 BLUETEC for US driving conditions.