A plush Hybrid!!


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Merc to give E-class diesel-electric power

Mercedes-Benz is poised to become the first car maker to sell a diesel-electric hybrid. The new car, to be badged E300 Hybrid when sales begin in late 2011, uses a specially tuned version of Mercedes-Benz's twin-turbocharged 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine from the E250 CDI.

It combines that power with a brushless electric motor and a lithium ion battery similar to that employed in the S400 Hybrid.

The new E-class will be a mild hybrid, meaning the electric motor is used to assist the diesel engine rather than propelling the car on its own.

Fuel economy of the E300 Hybrid is expected to be more than 24kpl on the combined cycle.

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Am also not sure RSM! The experts will clear our doubts!


Maybe this is the first diesel engine driven Hybrid! The Civic and Prius are gasoline driven i guess!!
 
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The Insight and the Prius I know are running petrol engines, so maybe it could be that all the rest till now are also on Petrol.
Needs to be confirmed.
 
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The Diesel Hynbrid concepts started with Peugeot.

Then with Astra diesel hybrid & lately by Merc & BMW.

I think this was displayed in Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009.
 
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