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Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid To Offer A Remarkable Fuel Economy

A report from worldcarfans.com revealed some details of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid. The detailed were provided by the Head of Development of the C-Class Estate, Ralf Rossmanith. Rossmanith, who confirmed the existence of the vehicle, said the sedan was currently being tested. It will feature a four-cylinder gas-electric hybrid engine. Tests have shown that its carbon dioxide emissions are less the 50 grams for every kilometer, which equivalent to an average fuel consumption of around 2 liters for every 100 kilometers. The upcoming sedan will also have an all-electric range of around 30 kilometers, which can be modified to allow it to travel 50 kilometers for units sold… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid Specs Confirmed

The Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid sedan is scheduled to make its public debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, which will be held some time in October. Months before the actual event, Mercedes already disclosed its specs. The Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid is one of the most ambitious and most complex cars of the German automaker this year. This plug-in hybrid model will be using the all-new parallel petrol-electric drivetrain. The system will enable the vehicle to consume an average of 3 liters per 100 kilometer. In addition, it will reduce the auto’s carbon emission dramatically. Based on reports, the technology will only yield zero emission at a range of 30 kilometers. The S500 Plug-in… Continue Reading »

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Daimler and BMW to Make Standardized Wireless EV Chargers

Daimler and BMW are hardcore rivals in the luxury vehicle segment of the automotive industry, so it is quite hard to imagine them working together. However, according to a report from Kelley Blue Book, the two German automakers have agreed to enter into a joint venture. Recently, the two luxury car giants announced their plans to develop and implement a standardized wireless inductive charging system. This would be utilized by plug-in hybrids and pure electric-powered vehicles in the near future. The new wireless inductive charging system of Daimler and BMW is comprised of a primary coil in a plate mounted on the garage floor, and a secondary coil at the bottom of… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid Completes Epic Journey With A Single Tank Of Fuel

An epic journey was completed by the Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid as it travelled from the African continent all the way to the United Kingdom with a single tank of fuel, a report from worldcarfans.com revealed recently. Behind the wheel of the standard model of the E300 was Andrew Frankel. The luxury hybrid vehicle averaged 3.1 liters for every 73.6 miles or 100 kilometers during its non-stop journey. The adventure started in Tangier, North Africa and the British journalist travelled across two continents before reaching the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The entire trip took around 27 hours as Frankel went through four countries along with three time zones. He arrived… Continue Reading »

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Three Plug-In Mercedes Hybrids will Hit U.S. by 2015

Before 2015 ends, Mercedes-Benz will be launching its first-ever hybrid plug-ins in the U.S. The earliest release of the plug-in Mercedes hybrids is probably in the spring of that year, according to Green Car Reports. Mercedes-Benz already hinted in several interviews that its S-Class and C-Class sedans will be offering plug-in hybrid models later. However, the source claimed that there will be one more. The third Mercedes hybrid plug-in auto might come from the ML-Class for crossover utility vehicle enthusiasts. S-Class Hybrid Market Release The report said the first Mercedes hybrid plug-in to come out in U.S. dealerships will be the S-Class sedan. The new variant from the flagship range… Continue Reading »

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Renamed: The Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W05 Hybrid

From here on out, the Mercedes AMG Petronas race car for the 2014 Formula One season will be known as the F1 W05 Hybrid, in honor of the technology that’s present in the new Power Unit and as a testament to the commitment Mercedes-Benz has to this automotive technology. The car will now carry the familiar ‘Hybrid’ branding present in the hybrid passenger cars from the German automaker. This branding will be displayed prominently right on the engine cover. We’ll be seeing this on the Mercedes AMG Petronas cars this weekend at the 2014 Spanish Grand Prix. “What we are seeing in Formula One today is the next generation of innovations that… Continue Reading »

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Images Show 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In

It appears that the Germany-based luxury vehicle manufacturer is working on bringing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In into the assembly line. A recent report from worldofcarfans.com indicated that images showing the prototype of the hybrid inside a parking lot emerged recently. The active shutter grille and modified rear bumper featuring an integrated port made the plug-in hybrid easily identifiable. The port is similar to the port found on the S-Class plug-in hybrid. The vehicle will reportedly be called the C350 Plug-in Hybrid and will feature a 3.0-liter turbo-charged V6 engine together with a 7-speed automatic gearbox system along with an electric motor. The powertrain was initially unveiled in the latest… Continue Reading »

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