The most varied range of SUVs in the premium segment comes from Mercedes-Benz. A close look at the model range in the R, M, GL and G-Class quickly shows that one of the 30 basic models available is bound to match up to the relevant individual requirements. With many detailed improvements, the R-Class is the model series with the widest range of variants and particularly excels with its outstanding long-distance comfort, as well as the most spacious and variable interior with up to seven seats. The M-Class is the best-seller of all the Mercedes-Benz Sports Utility Vehicles, and is particularly popular by virtue of its well-balanced characteristics. This series celebrated… Continue Reading »
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Here is some great news for the diesel lovers, but also for the tree huggers hybrid lovers. Just-Auto (via Autoblog) is reporting that Mercedes may have a BLUETEC diesel-electric hybrid M-Class available in two years. This of course is all speculation but they are also reporting the it would have 3.2l six-cylinder BLUETEC engine and a fuel economy with around 48mpg (from 40 UK imperial gallons into US gallons) This would certainly be great news as no company has yet created a diesel-hybrid vehicle. As gas prices rise, an SUV that can get 48 mpg and lower emissions at the same time, would be welcomed by many of the SUV… Continue Reading »
Mercedes-Benz is unveiling its highly environmentally-compatible BLUETEC emission-control technology in combination with a consumption-optimized four-cylinder engine for the first time at the 2007 Geneva Motor Show. In terms of ensuring compliance with the even stricter EURO 6 emission standard, applicable to all new vehicles Europe-wide from 2015, the Vision C 220 BLUETEC shows the way ahead. Boasting an output of 125 kW (170 hp) and a peak torque of 400 Nm, the Vision C 220 BLUETEC now requires 5.5 liters of diesel per hundred kilometers, thanks largely to modified diesel engine technology and an intelligent system of energy management.
Here we have a nice and long video from UntedPictureTV on what Mercedes offered its visitors in Detroit. We can hear Dieter talk about the Ocean Drive Concept and also the BlueTec system that Mercedes has developed. The Ocean Drive in particular gets a lot of attention in this video and is being described by Peter Pfeiffer, who is the senior vice president if design at Mercedes.
DaimlerChrysler sold more trucks last year than ever before. At 537,000 units, truck sales by the company were 1.4% higher than in 2005 (529,500 units). On the one hand, the DaimlerChrysler Truck Group could profit from a high market level in the Triad, mainly caused by pre-buy effects in response to new emissions limits in the U.S. and Japan. On the other hand, the Truck Group’s five brands offering a full range of attractive models and innovative products such as the Blue-Tec diesel system contributed to this success.
Mercedes-Benz is continuing its US diesel initiative with the presentation of another concept vehicle at the Detroit Auto Show. The Vision GL 420 BLUETEC demonstrates that, thanks to BLUETEC technology, even large, high-performance SUVs can offer economical fuel consumption and extremely low emissions. Boasting a powerful V8 diesel engine, which develops 216 kW (290 hp) and 700 Nm (515 lb ft) of torque, the anticipated fuel efficiency for the new SUV is just 24 mpg. This impressive combination of high power, torque, fuel economy and operating range ensures that Mercedes-Benz BLUETEC vehicles offer an ideal drive concept for the American market. If Mercedes continues their aggressive push with the BlueTec… Continue Reading »
InsideLine has a great article on the new Mercedes E320 Bluetec, and like in any article about the Bluetec, they like it. It would be hard to not like a car that is clean as in gas powered vehicle, but gets 700 miles a tank. Here is a small excerpt In some respects the 2007 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec renders the company’s E350 redundant. It offers a similar driving experience at a similar price, and in the bargain you get the Bluetec’s bladder-busting 700-plus-mile range, and much better fuel economy. Neither one is a hard-core back-road burner, so if you’ve got a $50-grand craving for an E-Class and live in the… Continue Reading »