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BMW 535d leads the pack among diesel luxury sedans
BMW 535d leads the pack among diesel luxury sedans

The best place to find a diesel these days isn't a freeway truck stop. It's the country club. Brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have always sold diesel cars on their home turf back in Germany. Mercedes in particular had success selling oil-burning diesels to Americans in the 1970s and '80s, before emissions regulations tightened. Thirty years later, diesels are clawing their way back into the U.S., largely because of the fuel economy they deliver, better emissions controls and cleaner diesel fuel. Indeed, diesels are now considered competitors with hybrids in the green car space. They're also quite a bit more fun to drive. With an easier path for existing...

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