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Frankfurt Motor Show May Feature The Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid

The third hybrid engine of Mercedes-Benz will be unveiled during the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show through the Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid, according to MSN Autos. Aside from being efficient, the turbocharged V6 engine will make it the fastest hybrid S-Class in the market. However, the electric motor of the S500 Plug-In Hybrid can be decoupled completely from its gas engine. This will make the vehicle a pure zero-emission electric vehicle, which makes it distinct from the current Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid. The 3.0-L turbo gas engine provides 329HP and 354lb-ft of torque to the vehicle. A lithium-ion battery powers the electric motor of the vehicle. It offers 107HP and 251lb-ft of… Continue Reading »

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New S-Class Set to Hit German Mercedes-Benz Dealerships on July 20

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has always represented the pinnacle of automotive technology for the German luxury automaker, and now the new models will be hitting German dealerships with the aim of being touted the best car in the world. Starting on July 20, people can check out the new S-Class models to see what’s new. “The S-Class is the technological spearhead not only of Mercedes-Benz but of automotive development per se,” said Dr. Joachim Schmidt, Mercedes-Benz Board of Management member in charge of Sales and Marketing. “And has been for decades.” Three key aspects are focused on in the new S-Class. There’s ‘Intelligent Drive’, ‘Efficient Technology’, and ‘The Essence of Luxury’…. Continue Reading »

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Patent Images Of Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid Emerge

Two months have passed ever since the luxury car manufacturer from Germany reluctantly confirmed the upcoming release of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid. Reports about the same plug-in vehicle, which is the first for the company, have emerged once again. A number of patent images showed that the upcoming vehicle will have a new exhaust system while its rear bumper was designed to feature its charging port. The upcoming vehicle will reportedly be dubbed as the Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid Plus. It will be the flagship plug-in vehicle of the Germany vehicle manufacturer. It will reportedly feature a 306HP 3.5-liter V6 engine together with an electric motor. Electric power will come… Continue Reading »

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Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid Given EBUS Award

In Cologne, Mercedes-Benz  Market Launch Manager for Mercedes-Benz hybrid and electric buses  Ulrich Piotrowski, together with Mercedes-Benz buses brand spokesman Roman Biondi, accepted the first-ever EBUS award for the company’s fuel cell Citaro hybrid buses. Under the patronage of Dr. Peter Ramsauer, the Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Development, the EBUS Award was given in recognition of the efforts that have been made to introduce electric buses into public local transport, and is intended as an incentive to drive forward innovative developments in this sector. In giving the award to  the Citaro FuelCELL Hybrid, the judges recognized the fuel cell, lithium-ion battery and electric motor components of the… 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 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 »

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