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US Sale Of Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTec Postponed

The sale of the Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTec in the US market has been postponed indefinitely by the German luxury vehicle manufacturer. The SUV was originally scheduled for release in 2014. Mercedes-Benz did not give any reason for the postponement although the successful sales of the ML350 BlueTec may have something to do with it. The technical specifications of the ML250 were not officially revealed by the company. However, it was expected to use a 2.1-liter twin-turbo diesel engine that is currently used on the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTec. This will give the Mercedes-Benz ML250 BlueTec an output of 190HP and 369lb-ft of torque. This is definitely lower compared to the… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Launches E300 BlueTEC HYBRID

In Stuttgart, Mercedes recently announced its new E300 BlueTEC HYBRID. This diesel hybrid boasts of a fuel consumption of only 4.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers. Efficiency without compromise, such is Mercedes’ mantra for its automobiles, and the E300 BlueTEC HYBRID is no exception. In the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, Mercedes-Benz has combined the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine developing 204 hp with a powerful hybrid module. Its 15 kW electric motor, positioned between the internal combustion engine and the 7-speed automatic transmission, assists the diesel engine when the car is accelerating to provide additional boost in power and in alternator mode, is used for the recuperation of braking energy…. Continue Reading »


Daimler Announces “Detroit” the New Component Brand in North America

The American Trucking Association started the Management Conference and Exhibition in Dallas, TX on October 15. And in that conference, Daimler Truck North America announced the “Detroit” brand. The Detroit brand, from now on, will be inherent in all powertrain- related truck components. The new diesel engines are complying with the EPA 2010 emissions standard in the US. These engines are DD13, DD15 and DD16 and will have performance from 350 to 600HP. Because of the Daimler BlueTec technology, these engines are the world’s most low-emission and fuel efficient ones.   Andreas Renschler, Daimler AG Board of Management member, said, “We will combine all the components of truck powertrains in… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz – BlueTEC diesel technology wins “Green Steering Wheel” Award

Bild am Sonntag, Germany’s top-selling Sunday newspaper, has awarded Mercedes-Benz the “Green Steering Wheel”. This was the second year in which Bild am Sonntag awarded the Green Steering Wheel. Bild am Sonntag invited its readers to vote – by Internet, SMS or mail – for the best eco-friendly automotive innovation. Bild am Sonntag then asked a team of environmental experts to assess the eco-ideas which received the largest numbers of readers’ votes. Dr. Dieter Zetsche accepted the award at the presentation ceremony in Berlin. Newly crowned Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton had driven the “Green Steering Wheel” onto the stage in an electrically powered smart fortwo; this electric vehicle… Continue Reading »


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