The Detroit Motor Show to be treated with the Hybrid Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Reports from America have confirmed that two Mercedes-Benz E-Class hybrids will be displayed at the annual event.
Plenty of variants already available
This will come as great news to fans of the car. It certainly has quite a few across the world with the variants of the car spreading too many different types of drivers. Already the car has a sedan, coupe, cabriolet, wagon, high performance and an all wheel drive version of the vehicle. Despite the car having so many different versions, the hybrid edition will be a very welcome addition. Who wouldn’t want a more environmentally friendly and fuel efficient vehicle of already what is a wonderfully engineered car?
The first Mercedes-Benz hybrid will be named the E300 Bluetec. It is expected to go on sale here in the UK and throughout the rest of Europe next September. Mercedes-Benz USA currently have no plans to release the car in the United States of America. Expert sources claim that its release could occur in the future but it depends on the success of the car in the European car market.
The E300 includes a 2.1 litre turbocharged four cylinder diesel engine which will be able to produce 201 BHP and 369 lb feet of torque. The electric motor installed within the car has 27 BHP worth of power and 184 lb-ft of torque itself. Its acceleration rating is generally quite respectable, with the car driving from 0 – 62 MPH in just 7.5 seconds. Owners are not expected to thrash the car attempting to reach top speeds. If they decide to do that, the car will be able to reach 150 MPH.
The vehicles green credentials are quite superb. The car will emit just 109g/km which a great deal less that the much hyped about BMW Active5 Hybrid.
The Mercedes-Benz E400 will be released in the United States of America only unfortunately for us. It has a more powerful 3.5 litre V-6 engine which is able to produce 302 BHP and 273 lb-ft of torque. The car has will be able to achieve 32.4 MPG based on American terms. Green technology installed within the car includes low resistance tyres, brake energy recuperation and start/stop technology.
We can’t wait for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 but we would like to see the E400 too at some point.