MERCEDES Two hybrids for the E-Class
Mercedes goes hybrid in the offensive: The E-Class next year as diesel and petrol engine variant with combined electric motor.
One petrol and one diesel hybrid - the latter even available as a combination with a consumption of 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers, the most economical luxury sedan in the world: Those are the key features of the hybrid offensive that Mercedes will start the new year - and the same in the main model the brand, the E-Class.
The sedan and station wagon (estate) available E 300 Bluetec Hybrid combines a twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel with 150 kW/204 hp with an electric motor that takes up 20 kW/27 hp contributes. The V6 petrol engine of the E 400 hybrid delivers 225 kW/306 hp and is coupled to the same electric motor. For this model, which is primarily intended for the North American market, Mercedes consumption values â€‹â€‹according to the U.S. CAFE standard: On average there are 27 miles per gallon, which corresponds to 8.7 liters per 100 kilometers.
Further development of the S-Class hybrid
The hybrid technology is an evolution of the system that is since 2009 in the S 400 Hybrid is used. "With the two E-Class models, we will continue our offensive hybrid. The modular technology opens us the way to quickly add another series to hybrid models, "said Thomas Weber, Daimler's chief developer, in a press release. The hybrid module according to Weber, is also used in other model series. For the two-hybrid variants Mercedes promises one only "modest" surcharge.
The new hybrid models will celebrate their world premiere at the Detroit Motor Show (14 to 22 January 2012) and come in the course of 2012 on the market. The E 300 Bluetec hybrid is initially intended for the European market. The E 400 hybrid will start first on the North American market and will later be offered in other countries like other countiries.
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