The Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid is the brand's first diesel hybrid passenger car which obtained its Environmental Certificate in accordance with ISO standards and is considered to be the world’s most economical luxury-class model rated in energy efficiency class A+.
Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid is super efficientThe Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTec Hybrid sedan is fitted with a four-cylinder diesel engine that develops 150kW of power and 590Nm of torque and is mated to a 7G-Tronic Plus transmission.
The compact electric motor which is installed in a space saving configuration in the clutch housing between the engine and transmission, is a three-phase AC internal rotor magneto motor which produces 20kW and 250Nm of torque at an operating voltage of 120 volts.
The hybrid drive’s electrical energy comes from a high-voltage lithium battery specially developed to use in vehicles. It has an output of 19kW and an energy content of 0.8kWh which allows the E-Class to run on electric power alone at up to 35 km/h and for up to one kilometre.
Compared with the equivalent E 300 CDI BlueEfficiency diesel model, the consumption of the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID has been reduced from 6.1 and 5.8-litres/100 km to between 4.3 and 4.2-litres/100 km with CO2 emissions of 109 g/km – depending on the tyres fitted.
Mercedes-Benz hybrid technology offers a wealth of extra functions that enhance comfort and efficiency, as well as helping to deliver a special driving experience underpinned by accomplished sportiness. Some of these notable technical features of the Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid include Boost function, Hold function, a Lithium-ion battery, Wet start-up clutch, and Kinetic energy recuperation.
"After introducing the S 400 HYBRID in 2009, Mercedes-Benz is now setting new standards for luxury-class business vehicles with the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid. The modular hybrid technology is opening the way for us to quickly expand other model series with the addition of hybrid models," explained Professor Herbert Kohler, Chief Environmental Officer for Daimler AG.