Daimler presented to the public the details of their newest offer to the S-Klasse range, which is the Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse S 350 BlueTEC. The German company labels the model as the most economic and safest S-Klasse ever. The car is powered by a V6 diesel engine that runs at a maximum 258 hp and 620 Nm of torque, allowing it to run from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.1 seconds and continue going until attaining an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. Through its AsBlue emmision control, this new Mercedes-Benz S-Klasse offer a combined fuel consumption of just 6.8l/100km (177 g/km of CO2) and already adheres to the emission… Continue Reading »
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The S350 is a fine vehicle. And it’s made even better with its BlueTEC engine. This car has both safety and comfort sprawled all over it and the performance of a super car. Powered by a V8 that uses fuel like a mid-sized sedan, it’s one of the most efficient, yet sizable and agile, premium cars there is. Its EPA has been improved to 6.8 litres per 100 kilometers, bumping up effiency by 0.8 liters from the previous model. It also exhales less carbon dioxide emission by as much as 11 percent less than its predecessor, from 199 to 177 grams per kilometer. With efficiency well-established, the BlueTEC engine is… Continue Reading »
Are you fond of riding in buses? Well some people are, while most don’t have a choice, especially in Spain. And so, Mercedes-Benz is doing its part in providing comfortable transportation to the needy commuters in Spain through EvoBus Iberica. Established in 1998, EBI is the Spanish subsidiary of Daimler Group’s EvoBus GmbH. For more than a decade, this company has been dedicated to producing world-class buses for countries such as Spain. And they’re now proud to pronounce the handing over of their latest platform to major bus operator, Sanfiz S.L. EBI is committed to manufacturing state-of-the-art chassis for different types of buses, namely for rural and urban service, mini… Continue Reading »
Robert Downey Jr., Gerard Butler and Miley Cyrus. What do they have in common? Well all of them are among those who drives the 2010 S400 Hybrid luxury sedan. The Mercedes Benz S400 Hybrid is the world’s first mass produced car with a lithium ion battery. It’s the first Mercedes with a hybrid drive. And, with a price tag just below $90,000, it’s an ultra-niche vehicle. The official EPA mileage number for the Benz S400 are 19 in the city and 26 on the highway. It is powered by a mild hybrid system with a 3.5-liter V6 gas engine. Other Hollywood stars that are in to Mercedes hybrids or BlueTecs… Continue Reading »
The race is on for zero emissions, and Mercedes-Benz is leading the pack in the bus segment. Taking things a step further from Euro 5 emission standard compliance, MB has now upgraded their buses with EEV technology. EEV, which stands for Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle, dramatically improves a vehicle’s emissions without having to add any additional exhaust filter. EEV technology effectively reduces particle emissions by as much as one-third, a giant leap from previous versions. Past versions of the EEV featured SCR technology, which stands for Selective Catalytic Reduction, plus a diesel particulate filter in the exhaust line to cut down as much emissions as possible. The current EEV is… Continue Reading »
The Daimler Competence Center for Emission-free Mobility at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Mannheim is currently celebrating its 15th anniversary. Since 1994, the center has enhanced numerous alternative drive systems for commercial vehicles and cars all the way to the small-series production stage. The aim of the Competence Center is to bring green technologies to market at affordable prices. Among the vehicles that Daimler is currently building at the center are the Mercedes-Benz B-Class 180 NGT, the prototypes of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class 200 NGT, which will begin series production in the fourth quarter of 2010, and the Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid truck.
With a successful launch of BlueTEC equipped models in the US, Mercedes-Benz is now bringing its BlueTEC SUVs to the European market. This is a guaranteed home win. The three BlueTEC SUVs can be ordered immediately; deliveries will begin in September 2009. The turn in American tax policy has contributed to the “reintroduction” of diesel power cars in the US. With the purchase of a Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC owners get the same tax benefits as for a hybrid car. For example, the GL equipped with BlueTEC technology can bring a savings of $1,832. In addition to the E 350 BlueTEC sedan, the range also includes three SUV vehicles – the ML… Continue Reading »