Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 1500 nabs a diesel engine option

Diesel powah!


Mercedes-Benz Sprinter shoppers will find greater variety this summer with the addition of a new 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine. The German automaker announced Monday the oil burner will be available alongside the 2.0-liter turbo-four gasoline engine as a second choice for customers.

All the while, the 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 remains an option for customers looking at the heavier-duty Sprinter 2500 and greater. But the small diesel engine provides a torquey option for those in need of a little more oomph from the Sprinter 1500. The 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine makes 161 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque, which is

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Chinese EV startup Nio nabs $1B investment to keep it afloat

Not only does the ES6 look pretty neat, its swappable battery system — and the chance to upgrade range in the future — is unique and could provide a new avenue for revenue as automakers embrace electrification.


Nio, a newcomer to the electric car market, has found a lifeline in the form of a new $1 billion investment from various Chinese investment funds. The crucial funds secure Nio’s financial future and will ensure new vehicles continue to be developed.

Reuters reported on the investment following a Nio press conference on Wednesday. The company said the investment doesn’t impact any

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