E300 Bluetec Hybrid
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 Autoweek, the E 400 Hybrid will reach U.S. dealers next year as a 2013 model. It's the first E-Class hybrid; so far, Mercedes-Benz has offered only the S 400 Hybrid sedan and the now-defunct ML 450 Hybrid sport utility vehicle. Like the hybrid S 400, the E 400 Hybrid uses a single electric motor between...
World's First Diesel Hybrid SUV: 2011 Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4
Almost exactly a year ago, we wrote that Peugeot would display its 3008 HYbrid4 Concept at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Right on schedule, the French automaker is now showing the production version of the compact crossover ahead of its debut at next month's Paris Motor Show. Why would we cover a...John Voelcker
Only One Hybrid Car Pays Back Its Owners; Know Which One?
One of the criticisms of hybrid cars has historically been that there's no payback, especially given the cheap gasoline prices in the U.S. The extra money you spend on a hybrid isn't returned in gas savings, say critics. Well, that may be true, especially when regular gasoline is averaging $2.77 a...John Voelcker
Mercedes-Benz Decides All U.S. S-Class Cars To Be Hybrids
While our colleague Nelson Ireson was driving the (very un-green) 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in Mexico this week, he heard an interesting item that's much more along our lines. It is: Mercedes-Benz plans to sell only hybrid models of the S-Class in the U.S. when the next generation car arrives...John Voelcker
2010 Geneva Motor Show: 57-MPG 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...John Voelcker