2013 Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC HYBRID - 67.3Mph

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    The 2013 Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC HYBRID has arrived in UK and the first unit ran a test to prove that this really is the most efficient E-Class ever made. Behind the wheel was ex-rally driver Mick Linford who started the journey on the main runway at Newquay Cornwall Airport where he tested the acceleration and top speed of the vehicle, performing the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in “a little over seven seconds” before hitting a maximum speed of 136 mph (219 km/h).
    After that the car was driven normally for 830 miles (1335.76 km) to the Wick Airport in Scotland. It was a two-day journey with real-world driving conditions, challenging weather and heavy traffic. On this trip, the E300 BlueTEC HYBRID managed to return 67.3 mpg UK (56.04 mpg US or 4.19 liters / 100 km). This whole trip was done with only a tank of fuel and upon arrival there was still a quarter of fuel left in the tank, meaning that it theoretically could have achieved a range of more than 1,100 miles (1770 km).
    As a reminder, the car is powered by a 2.1-liter diesel engine coupled to a lithium-ion battery-powered electric motor and the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic gearbox. The conventional engine generates 201 bhp (150 kW) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque, while the electric motor adds an extra 20 kW of power.
     
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    70mph at zero revs is some feat, I guess it must be on electric then, so must be using less than 20kw of power, which is about right.
     
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    Will it only be available with that engine or will they bolt on more electric motors across the range?
     
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    I can't see it being on more engines as it's supposed to be an economy version.

    Maybe a C63 hybrid...should do 19mpg...

    If it is refined to drive, I might consider one.
     
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    Nah, the only thing that stops C63 drivers hearing the rattles is the exhaust note...can you imagine the complaints once the whisper quiet electric motor takes over?!? :devil:
     
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    The other interesting stat. is 109g/km. Makes a big difference to the amount of tax you will pay running one a company car compared to E250 CDI
     
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    What's really unusual about this one is the size of the battery pack - it's tiny. Seems to do the job though!
     
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    Now that is a terrific Hybrid! look at most of the others they are bolted on to petrol engines (thinking 5 series and lexus here) and totally dilute the result. The E250 is already a very economical car for it's class this is an incredible little model.

    I do notice they had to ditch the 18" rims though, they would have trimmed the range by about 150 miles I reckon due to the rolling resistance they create?
     
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    I think the title should read MPG not MPH :thumb:
     
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