Mercedes E300 BlueTec Hybrid is a diesel hybrid car. Usually, if you want to buy a hybrid, you end up with petrol hybrids. Because, hybrid market is created by Japanese companies and they are keen on manufacturing petrol engines; this is one fact. Another fact, hybrids are loved by American and the quality of diesel is really bad over there, therefore hybrid cars are concentrated on petrol engines. Thus, hybrid manufacturers did not miss the US market.
Mercedes E300 BlueTec Hybrid offers way better fuel efficiency than a petrol hybrid. Because, diesel consumes less fuel and offers way longer range, and when we add this with electric drive benefit of hybrid. The range of E300 BlueTec is really impressive. However, I couldn’t find that information.
Anyway, Mercedes E300 Bluetec Hybrid is powered by a 2.2-lt turbo diesel engine with 204 PS and 500 Nm of torque. These figures are the same with E250 CDi, but Mercedes did not prefer to brand this hybrid as E250. E300 alters the percetion ;) Electric motor is 20 kW powered by 19kW Li-Ion battery. Thanks to excess amount of torque in 2.2-lt diesel engine and electric motor, E300 manages to reach 100 kph (62 mph) in 7.5 seconds with the top speed of 240 kph (150 mph). E 300 consumers 65.7 mpg (4.3 lt/km) diesel, with the price tag of around £40,000. You can have the all Mercedes toys and gadgets!
Mercedes E300 BlueTec Hybrid sounds really charming with the superb economy figures.