Mercedes Benz is now working on the development of its new hybrids model of the latest E- Class sedan and estate models which will have their first public outing at the upcoming Detroit Motor Show next month.
Different with past years development which gave most attention on the car’s performance, now the Carmakers’ research and development departments greatly emphasized their effort on improving fuel consumption and reducing CO2 emissions as much as they can.
One of the latest creation is the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid which is mated to a four cylinder turbodiesel engine. this unit is managed in delivering output of 204 ponies and 500 Nm of torque, while its electric motor produces output of 20 kW or 27 hp and 250 Nm of torque. the engineers have equipped this unit with an auto stop/ start system, regenerative braking, a pure electric mode and a “sailing” function.
The company claimed that the E300 BlueTEC Hybrid is a luxury model vehicle with the most economical fuel with an average fuel economy of 4.2 liter per a hundred kilometers or 56.0 mph in US cycle. The CO2 emission is figured at 109 g/km. although this unit produces the same output with that of the E 300 CDI Diesel, it is able to deliver reduced fuel economy by 15 percent over the E 250 CDI.
The other model is the E 400 Hybrid producing output of 306 ponies and it sported by the 27 hp and 250 Nm electric motor found in the E 300 diesel hybrid. The unit delivers 370 Nm of torque. The unit is expected to figure an average fuel consumption of 27 mpg or equal to 8.7 lt/ 100 km based on the States CAFÉ standards.
Following its launch at the Detroit Auto Show, the E300 BlueTEC Hybrid is set to arrive on the European market. On the other hand the E 400 Hybrid will be initially offered in the American market followed by the other countries, including Japan and China later on.
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