A couple of new Euro VI-compliant Setra ComfortClass 500 units were just delivered to Reimund Dirr, owner of a Bavarian coach operator that takes people across several destinations around Europe. The two, an S 516 HD and an S 517 HD, add to the growing ‘green fleet’ of the operator. “As far as I’m concerned, low operating costs and reduced fuel consumption are important factors when it comes to buying new vehicles,” said Dirr, who owns Mindel-Reisen and Stricker-Reisen. “Setra has certainly kept its promise in full.” With Record Run Buses 2012, Daimler demonstrated the capabilities and improvements that the Setra ComfortClass 500 range had over the previous models. These… Continue Reading »
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Mercedes A180 BlueEfficiency (petrol) and A180 CDI (diesel) are the two variants added to the A-Class line-up. These two models are the precise opposites of the Mercedes AMG versions. Mercedes-Benz has launched two BlueEfficiency variants with the diesel as the most fuel efficient that the German luxurious car company has ever made and that is the A180 CDI. The A180 CDI (diesel) brags its 1.5 –litre and 4-cylinder diesel engine that puts out 109 bhp/260 Nm. It declares a fuel frugality of 33.16 kmpl and 92g/km CO2 emissions. The petrol version Mercedes A180 uses 1.6-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine that gives fuel efficiency of 22.95 kmpl and 120g/km CO2 emissions. The… Continue Reading »
Today, Mercedes showed the public the ML500 4MATIC BlueEFFICIENCY. If you like fast cars and you do not think that fast and family car does not go together, then you should take a look at this. If you cannot get the AMG version for some reasons, then this vehicle should bring you happiness nevertheless. Powered by a 4.7L V8 engine that’s twin turbo, it creates 408PS and 600Nm of torque. Transmission is 7G-Tronic Plus which allows it to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 5.6 seconds. Top speed is at 250 km/h. Fuel consumption is low with 24.6-25.7 mpg UK, emissions is only in between 258 to 269 of carbon… Continue Reading »
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 »
The three-star brand revealed the Sprinter van with its new-look. The commercial vehicles division of Mercedes-Benz showed the van with all-new technological developments; specifically the 7G Tronic automatic gearbox which they said can still operate very well even in temperature as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit. It also has the new Electronic Stability Program which works as Brake Disk Wipe and Electronic Brake Prefil. Sprinter vans now has four-cylinder diesel engine that gives a cycle efficiency of 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers. It can even fall to 7L/100km if you opt for the high-ratio rear axle. Other great features, as the company revealed, are the ECO steering system, engine start/stop… Continue Reading »
From the end of 2008, Mercedes-Benz will be adding to its range one of the most fuel-efficient and therefore economical luxury saloons around in the form of the new S 320 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY. Effective detailed modifications and advanced technology have lowered the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of the new model variant by some ten per cent compared to its predecessor, which was itself very economical. Features of the first BlueEFFICIENCY model in the S-Class range include on-demand power steering, an automatic transmission with standstill decoupling, as well as tyres with reduced rolling resistance. All without compromising the high standards of comfort, performance and driving pleasure in any way.
Mercedes-Benz is set to launch a completely new diesel engine generation starting in the autumn of 2008. For its world premiere, Mercedes will unveil a C-Class model with this new four-cylinder engine. In the C 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Prime Edition, this engine produces, with its 2.2 litres of displacement, 150 kW / 204 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The premiere model can accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 7.0 seconds, on the way to its top speed of 250 km/h. The Prime Edition only consumes an average of 5.2 liters of fuel per 100 km, with CO2 emissions of 138 g/km.