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German Magazine Awards Two Mercedes-Benz Models as Greenest in Their Classes

It’s another testament to the efforts of Mercedes-Benz to come up with eco-friendly vehicles in various vehicle classes. Recently, Auto Test, a Germen automotive publication, awarded two Mercedes-Benz vehicles—the B200 Natural Gas Drive and the ML 250 BlueTec 4MATIC—as the greenest cars in their respective classes, dubbing them “Winners in Green.” The ML 250 BlueTec 4MATIC topped the SUV category thanks to its energy-efficient yet uncompromising direct-injection engine that goes for 204 horsepower. Those who drive the unit can get 40 miles-per-gallon and a range in excess of 1,000 miles out of the vehicle, and the CO2 emissions output is just 158 g/km. The B200 Natural Gas Drive wagon, on… Continue Reading »

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Hybrid Transport Makes Inroads In Munster

Hybrid vehicles make it to the mainstream news on a regular basis these days, touting their green advantages and all that. Normally, hybrids are associated with frugal daily drivers, although hybrid sports cars seem to be in our immediate future too. Now, a municipal transport operator in Munster, Germany has begun running a pair of hybrid buses supplied by Mercedes-Benz. Last August 27, a ceremonial handover of two Mercedes-Benz Citaro G BlueTec Hybrid buses was made to vehicles to Eckhard Schläfke of the Münster municipal transport service. These buses are to be used in Munster’s high-demand, high frequency routes, where the commuting population of 35 million is serviced by a… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID Awarded A+ Efficiency Rating, Environmental Certificate

The Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID has just been awarded a Class A+ energy efficiency rating along with an Environmental Certificate after going through the TUV Sud Life Cycle Assessment. The vehicle passed the tests conducted by the independent inspection body. It has been projected that the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID produces 23 percent less CO2 emissions compared to an E 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY. That’s over the vehicle’s life cycle, from being a finished vehicle to being used for over 250,000 kilometers, and even through to recovery. In addition, future vehicle recycling standards were also taken into consideration even while the vehicle was still being developed. As a result, the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class Petrol Engines Already Meet Euro 6 Standard

The Euro 6 vehicle emissions standard won’t be in place until September 1, 2014, but right now, the petrol engines for the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class vehicles already pass those requirements. In addition, the engines are also good enough to meet new limits placed on petrol engines due 2017. The models include the A 180, the A 200, and the A 250, together with their B-Class counterparts. Since the start of the production for these new models, the direct-injected petrol engines have been undercutting the Euro 6 standards—all thanks to the technology Mercedes-Benz has been developing over the years to make sure that the vehicles the automaker produces are… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Buses and Trucks Won at the OkoGlobe 2011

OkoGlobe 2011 recognized Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid and the bus rapid transit last Tuesday in Karlsruhe at the Center for Art and Media Technology. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT): first place in the category “New mobility concepts” Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTEC Hybrid: third place in the category “Production vehicle with sustainability factor” Andreas Renschler, member of the Daimler Board of Management: “We see the ÖkoGlobe award as both recognition of our commitment up to now, and as an incentive to continue our pioneering role in developing sustainable, environmentally conscious transport solutions.” The Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system and the Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTEC Hybrid were among the prizewinners at ÖkoGlobe 2011, which was… Continue Reading »

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2012 Merc S350 BlueTec 4MATIC Set for Detroit Auto Show Debut

Mercedes-Benz is slated to debut the all-new 2012 S350 BlueTec 4MATIC at the upcoming 2011 Detroit Auto Show, giving joy to American diesel fans for the new year. The vehicle, touted as an entry-level model for Merc’s S-Class, sports the BlueTec V6 turbo power plant coupled with 4MATIC all-wheel drive functionality. The BlueTec can not only satiate power requirements by fans, but also offers a greener alternative compared to most diesels. The S350 BlueTec 4MATIC is slotted under both the S550 V8 variant and the S400 Hybrid, but with decent figures like 210 horsepower along with 400 lb-ft of torque, it’s not a bad deal at all. Expect more details… Continue Reading »

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Atego Bluetec Recognized for Sustainability

We may be used to Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance sports cars getting all the attention and the awards, but other vehicles from the automaker are also worthy of accolades. The Mercedes-Benz Atego Bluetec hybrid light rigid truck added another feather on the Mercedes cap by winning the German Sustainability Award. The Atego Bluetec relied on strong numbers in terms of fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions. These are largely thanks to the technology that powers the vehicle. The hybrid powertrain includes a 4.8-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 218 horsepower and a 44kW electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries. Aside from the hybrid powertrain, the Atego Bluetec also relies on an automatic start-stop… Continue Reading »

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