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Hybrids Poised To Hit The Australian Highway This Coming Year

Giancarlo Perlas December 14, 2012

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Mercedes-Benz is set unleash their hybrids in the Australian highway this coming year. The radical move is set to upgrade the current E-Class class running around the country.

The Stuttgart-based multi-national company aims to provide an effective and efficient alternative to Aussies by combining electric and diesel power. It features a 100 kilometers per hour acceleration in just 7.5 seconds plus a very economical fuel consumption of 4.1 liters per 100 kilometers. What’s more, the hybrid has a 2.1-liter diesel engine with a powerful torque of 500Nm and the electric engine comes with an added 280Nm torque.

There are significant updates in the luxurious E-Class units, but the signature look of its variants still remains. Several facelifts have been added to the nose and tail though.

According to Australian-based current events websites, the overhaul of the E-Class is due to the impending arrival of the new 5-series of BMW, which is the toughest competitor of Mercedes-Benz.

The spokesperson of Mercedes-Benz in Australia, Jerry Stamoulis, stated that the pricing of the models starts at $79,900 for the E200 up to $240,485 for the E63 AMG. However, he stated that the pricing modes are still too premature.

Stay tuned for more exclusive updates and scoops by checking out www.benzinsider.com from time to time.

 Hybrids Poised To Hit The Australian Highway This Coming Year

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The author is a big fan of cars and F1 since childhood. He is also an avid gamer and writer at heart. Follow him at Twitter via @giancarloperlas

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