Mercedes-Benz E Class News

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic, Finger Lakes region, NY, April 2017

    The Mercedes-Benz E-Class luxury sedan is hardly viewed as green, even if it'll soon have a plug-in hybrid version offered in small numbers. But driving the most recent generation provides a nice case study of the improvement in gas mileage over three decades of updates to the core product that helped build Mercedes into the powerhouse it is today. We tested a 2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic sedan over 535 miles during a week of driving through the middle of New York state, and found its fuel economy higher than expected. DON'T MISS: EU fuel-economy ratings move further from reality; Mercedes...

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    2014-2015 Mercedes Diesel Models Recalled For Possible Oil Leak

    Mercedes-Benz is recalling certain E-Class, GLK-Class, and M-Class BlueTec diesel models.

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    Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

    While gasoline power units have seen incremental improvements over the last few decades, diesels seem to have shot up from relative obscurity straight to the big time. Sales still lag their gasoline counterparts but performance, refinement and driveability are all more than competitive, and economy...

  • Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid driven 1,223 miles on one tank of diesel
    Mercedes Diesel Fuel Economy: European Model Beats 60 MPG

    Range is often discussed when the subject of electric cars comes up, but it's also relevant in the world of internal combustion. Driving the most economical car in the world would still be a pain if the tank only allowed for fifty miles between trips to the gas station. If your car could do more...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec 4Matic
    2014 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTec Diesel: Fuel-Economy Review

    In recent years—especially in the time since EPA fuel economy ratings have become more realistic—40 miles per gallon on the highway has become like a sort of high-water mark for non-hybrid cars. Even in 2014, there remain relatively few subcompact or compact sedans that top the 40-mpg...

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    2014 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTEC Diesel Sedan Rated At 34 MPG

    The EPA has released fuel economy ratings for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 250 BlueTEC, and they put it ahead of its diesel midsize luxury sedan rivals.

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec  -  First Drive, August 2013

    While there are a number of new diesel models for 2014, diesels are nothing new for Mercedes-Benz. Yet at first blush, making the most fuel-efficient model in the lineup—the one that packs a new four-cylinder diesel—the entry point for mainstream luxury shoppers could be seen as a gamble. After driving the new 2014 E250 BlueTec, we'll say that it's much more likely a statement of confidence. This new-generation 2.1-liter in-line four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine in the E250 BlueTec is something to be proud of; it makes nearly the power (195 horsepower) and torque (369 lb-ft) as...

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    Bi-Fuel Mercedes-Benz E-Class Runs On Natural Gas, In Germany

    While electric cars get a lot of press, electricity is hardly the only way to power vehicles without using gasoline. Discussion of natural gas as a vehicle fuel is rising again, in part due to huge supplies coming online in North America. Now Mercedes-Benz has launched its latest vehicle powered by...

  • Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid sedan
    Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid Sedan: Quick Drive

    It's often said that diesel cars are in their element at highway speeds, ticking over at low, constant revs, while hybrids are best-suited to cities--where the internal combustion engine can shut off regularly, saving gas. You might wonder then why so few carmakers have mixed the best of both...

  • Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid and E300 Bluetec Hybrid live photos
    Mercedes-Benz Unveils E300 BlueTec Hybrid, E400 Hybrid At Detroit Auto Show

    Big luxury cars can be green too. That’s the message from Mercedes-Benz as it launches two new hybrid E-Class cars at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTec Hybrid and Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid were first announced back in December, and essentially cater to different...

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    Mercedes-Benz To Show Two New Hybrids At Detroit Auto Show

    Well, looks like Volkswagen won't be the only carmaker unveiling a new hybrid sedan at next month's Detroit Auto Show. Yesterday, Mercedes-Benz revealed a pair of hybrid E-Class sedans in Germany, the first with a gasoline V-6 engine and the second with a turbocharged diesel four. According to...

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    2011 Frankfurt Auto Show: Brabus AWD Electric Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    This year’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show has been heavily dominated by the drive towards greener vehicles, better gas mileage, and zero tailpipe-emissions motoring. So it’s no surprise that German tuning house Brabus has followed the trend set by most of the major automakers attending the...

  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid

    Earlier today, we ran down our list of new green production cars at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, where press days are now underway. There's one more we might have added to the list: the 2012 Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid. At the show today, Mercedes-Benz confirmed that the car "has already successfully entered everyday testing and is scheduled for market launch next year." Daimler chairman Dieter Zesche had confirmed the launch in January, so it's not breaking news. Handful of diesel hybrids Still, it's a fascinating car, the company's first-ever blend of its Bluetec clean-diesel system...

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    Diesel Hybrids From Peugeot and Mercedes Get Closer to Reality

    Peugeot is still on track to launch the world's first diesel-hybrid vehicle late this year. Its 3008 HYbrid4 Concept is a thinly disguised version of a crossover fitted with a mild-hybrid system that will go into production late this year as a 2011 model. Now other manufacturers are joining the...

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    2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

    Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric...

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