Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid – 1770 km autonomy range for the most economical E-Class in history. To back up claims, Mercedes has devised a unique consumption test for the new E300 Bluetec Hybrid, which will also be displayed at 2012 Paris Motor Show.
In order to prove to the public that the new Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid is the most efficient E-Class in history, the Germans have designed a unusual challenge for their E segment sedan. The marketing department from Stuttgart have wanted to be as close as possible to the actual traffic conditions and to demonstrate to any grumbling that a hybrid-diesel can be a powerful machine, but at the same time very economical.
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Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid – The world’s most efficient E-Class
The test began on the Newquay Cornwall airport runway, the southernmost active airport in London. There, the driver Mick Linford accelerated from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in about 7 seconds and continued to run up to a maximum speed of 218 km/h (135.5 mph).
Once this task has been completed, Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid headed to the northernmost active airport in the UK: Wick Airport in Scotland. The way up there totaled 1,335 kilometers (830 miles), distance traveled by Lindberg in normal traffic, through cities and highway.
After two days, the diesel-hybrid car arrived in Scotland. The journey ended also with an acceleration race on the airport’s runway. The Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid reached a top speed of 193 km/h (120 mph), the track being shorter by 911 meters (0.6 miles). At the end of the challenge, the hybrid managed to record an average fuel consumption of just 3.5 liters/100 kilometers (80.7 mpg imperial, 67.2 mpg US).
In the generous fuel tank remained at the end of the experiment about a quarter. Thus, the Germans concluded that the total autonomy of the test pattern could have reach an incredible 1,770 km (1,100 miles).
Available in two bodywork variants, the new Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid can achieve these impressive consumer values thanks to a combination of diesel-hybrid powertrain that includes, in addition to traditional engine, an electric unit mounted inside the 7G-Tronic Plus transmission. The car develops 204 horsepower (152 kW/277 PS) and a torque of 500 Nm (370 lb/ft).
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