Mercedes-Benz will Launch E300 Bluetec Diesel Hybrid Vehicle till 2012

Mercedes-Benz-E300 Bluetec-Hybrid-VehicleMercedes-Benz will launch the mass production of its E300 Bluetec Hybrid by the end of 2011.

The first diesel hybrid vehicle made by Mercedes for public consumption was shown first time at Geneva Motor Show this past March.

The hybrid vehicle model combines a latest generation 2.2 liter four cylinder diesel good for 204 horsepower with a sophisticated 20 horse power electric module. The electric motor is positioned between the diesel engine and the 7 speed automatic transmission. The electric motor assists the diesel engine and is used for recuperation of braking energy in alternate mode.

Being based on the innovative modular system developed by Mercedes Benz, the diesel hybrid vehicle open a new concept of hybrid drives. Mercedes E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid consumes 4.1 litres of fuel per 100 km with 109g CO2 / km. For short distances the car  can run at speeds of up to 35 km/h using electric drive alone.

 

 

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