Mercedes-Benz is launching a Europe-only diesel-hybrid version of its E Class sedan.
Named E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, its strength will be a low diesel consumption of 4.2 l diesel/100 km (56 mpg) and 109 g CO2/km.
Its modular hybrid concept with lithium-ion battery does not impose any compromises on space and combines numerous energy saving technologies like start/stop, regeneration, boost effect, all-electric driving and a ‘sailing’ or coasting mode. According to Mercedes-Benz, the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is the world’s most fuel-efficient model in the luxury segment.
The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, available in both sedan and wagon versions, is powered by a 204 horsepower 4-cylinder diesel engine generating 500 Nm (368 lb.-ft.) of torque. The diesel engine is coupled to an electric motor rated at 20 kw and 250 Nm (184 lb.-ft.).
Other upgrades are being done, which apply to the whole E Class lineup, including upgraded telematics, a new exterior sports package incorporating AMG styling elements and various color and trim changes.