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Dollar for dollar, the S400 Hybrid offers the best value among hybrids

The Toyota Prius ain’t fairing quite well in its bid to be the best hybrid ever. In fact, it’s doing bad in terms of paying back through fuel savings what you spent for its battery and electric motor. It looks like Toyota still has a long way to go before achieving par excellence in the realm of hybridization. For Mercedes-Benz, however, it’s an entirely different story. That begs the question of how an $88,000 premium car packing a 15kW electric motor best the $22-30,000 Prius? Yes, the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid costs around four times the price tag of a Prius. However, it pays its dues by saving you enough fuel… Continue Reading »


CNG buses a hit in Los Angeles, California

Orders keep coming for low emission trucks and buses at Daimler Trucks North America and Daimler Buses. Around 130 compressed natural gas (CNG) school buses were ordered from Thomas Built Buses—Daimler Truck North America’s school bus manufacturer—alone. That figure is actually the biggest ever purchase of CNG buses for Daimler. You might be wondering who purchased such a huge order. The answer to that is the Los Angeles Unified School District. The CNG buses should be all be delivered by the fourth quarter of this year. It leaves little surprise that the transportation services division of LAUSD only entertains bidding for buses that run on alternative fuel sources. Right now,… Continue Reading »


Spy Photo: The New Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Mercedes Benz USA is said to be very enthusiastic on the monobox mini-MPV’s design, and some of the automaker’s executives are motivated to put the car out in as many markets as possible. The latest variations are poised to join the standard hatchback in the range, which includes a BMW 1-series sports hatch and a four-door saloon with a much defined sporty look. The new Mercedes B-Class is set to be introduced in 2011, and is possible to be out on the US Market. Latest diesel and petrol engines are also poised to go along the range, while the latest model may also be used as a showcase for alternative… Continue Reading »


SLS AMG of the future to be hybrid?

How receptive are you to rumors? Whether what you hear is true or not, you have to admit that a huge part of it says a lot about what people want. And so, rumors of a future baby SLS AMG can perhaps be dismissed as simply a reflection of what people are craving for, so they start cooking up stories to feed their imagination. Well, hopefully, whatever news is being spread about a smaller SLS AMG are true. Because that’s exactly what Mercedes-Benz fans need right now – something to really showcase the performance side of the three-star badge. And, hopefully, rumors about its being a hybrid won’t become truth,… Continue Reading »


2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class spy shots

Mercedes-Benz is projected to release a new line of engines and cosmetic improvements later this year to one of its best selling cars, the C-Class. New undercover photos reveal that the majority of the visual exterior modifications will go to the front bumper. Earlier representations of the C-Class sedan and C-Class coupe present a revised Merc’s potential styling.  Mercedes also presented new very efficient direct-injected diesel and petrol engines for the current C-Class line; the new BlueTec diesel engines are also expected to join the line-up. Last week, Mercedes-Benz revealed a pair on new 3.5 liter V6 and 4.6 liter V8 engines, both of which operates under direct injection and… Continue Reading »


Mercedes Benz Hybrids are hip to Hollwood

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 »


Mercedes to roll out all-hybrid S-Class line in America in 2012

Sources close to Mercedes insiders say the new breed of S-Class cars will go totally hybrid in America come 2012. Additionally, it appears that the German carmaker won’t be offering any regular S-Class models in the US market after this hybrid debut. Although there are talks that Daimler’s board still needs to sign on to the plan, insiders say that it’s just a matter of time before they do because the growing demand for the S400 hybrid car among California’s green-thinking elite is a pretty convincing argument to going all-hybrid in America. The S400 hybrid, with its gasoline-electric flexibility, is the only green S-Class alternative in the US today. It… Continue Reading »


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