At 2010 Geneva Motor Show Mercedes Revealed its plans for introducing their first ever diesel-hybrid vehicle next year in form of the E350 BlueTEC. So because it’s a diesel, and a hybrid and also a BlueTEC, it’ll be incredibly economical! It averages 4.1 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 109 g/km. It is also fairly powerful.
The four-cylinder diesel engine alone has a mere 150 kW (204 hp) while the electric motor gives 15 kW. So with a combined output of 165 kW (224 hp), the E 300 is more powerful than most of the even petrol-powered hybrids.
“The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is yet another impressive demonstration of our ability to build the most efficient vehicles in the world,” said Dr. Thomas Weber. “Efficiency is a core element of our development strategy that we are implementing consistently in line with the formula – refined performance with simultaneously low consumption. And this enables us to fulfil the high expectations of our customers – exceptional environmental sustainability without sacrificing safety, comfort and dynamics.”
More details are yet to be revealed.