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The blogosphere will a hundred times echo today’s announcement that Mercedes-Benz will offer hybrid versions of its C-, E- and S-class vehicles in the United States and Europe in about three years. Automotive News quoted Herbert Kohler, head of Daimler’s E-Drive and Future Mobility unit, who said, “We have a leading position in the premium […]

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Nearly 10 years since the first hybrids hit US roads, BMW and Mercedes both announced pricing this week for their first gas-electric hybrids arriving in showrooms this month. The BMW ActiveHybrid X6 will sell for $89,725. The two-mode hybrid mates a 4.4-liter twin-turbo 400-horsepower V8 engine with two electric motors delivering 91 and 86 hp […]

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The Mercedes ML450 is only available for lease—either 36 or 60 months at $659 or $549 per month, respectively. Mercedes cited “limited supply of batteries” as the reason. Mercedes-Benz has long been known for its diesels. In fact, it introduced the 260D, the world’s first passenger car powered by a diesel engine, back in 1936. […]

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