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World Green Car Award 2012 Goes To Mercedes

At the annual World Green Car awards coinciding with the New York International Auto Show, Mercedes garnered for the second time this award which recognizes the world’s most efficient cars. Initially won in 2007 by the carmaker’s E 320 BlueTEC, this year’s award was garnered by the Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY. It bested 23 other entries such as the Ford Focus Electric and the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid. The S 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is the first four-cylinder engine used in the S-Class, with the diesel unit achieving fuel consumption levels of just 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres. Says Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, Board of Management, responsible for Group Research &… Continue Reading »

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Four-cylinder turbodiesel in the S-Class? Not in the U.S.

You have to admit, if there’s one vehicle from Mercedes-Benz’s model lines that you’d dream about owning, it has got to be an S-Class. Being the flagship model of the German premium car manufacturer, it has packed everything from V12 monsters, stout V10′s and even twin-turbocharged V8′s. But now you’re going to see an S-Class with a four-banger diesel. So what gives? Evolution happened. Mercedes-Benz was able to create a four-cylinder engine with enough wallop that it’s willing to risk its reputation by putting it on their most prestigious S-Class models. This is the first time in 60 years that something like this has ever happened. So this truly is… Continue Reading »

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