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    Report: Mercedes launches new nine-speed automatic in Europe

    According to Autoweek, Mercedes-Benz has rather quietly introduced a new nine-speed automatic transmission in Europe. Its first application is in the diesel-powered E350 BlueTec, where it replaces the previously used seven-speed unit in rear-wheel-drive applications. Known as the 9G-Tronic, the ...

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    Official: 2013 Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid priced from $55,800*

    Mercedes-Benz has added the E400 Hybrid to the E-Class range for the 2013 model year, and we've now learned that the gasoline-electric sedan will be priced from $55,800, (*) not including $905 for destination. The E400 Hybrid originally debuted at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show earlier this ...

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    Quick Spin: 2012 Mercedes E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid

    Leaping Past Others In The Premium Hybrid Chase It is now clear that gas-electric hybrids, while constantly being refined, are simply never going to gobble up huge slices of any major car market. They are needed, sure, but consumers are already wanting to see what's next, what's even more ...

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    SAE Congress: Protean Brabus Mercedes-Benz E-Class hybrid previews the future *UPDATE

    Protean is back at the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress at Cobo Hall this year with a new car showcasing the company's in-wheel motors: a modified Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The car was first seen in Frankfurt last year, and is making its North American debut this week in ...

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    Detroit: Mercedes-Benz says E-Class hybrid makes cool cars greener

    In between debuting the Smart for-us and SL on the floor of the Detroit Auto Show today, Mercedes-Benz thought it right to bring out two brown cars that are actually green: diesel and gasoline flavors of the E-Class hybrid. In fact, the E300 diesel hybrid is so efficient that Mercedes calls it ...

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    Report: Mercedes-Benz developing E Superlight as its new carbon fiber halo sedan

    Automakers need halo cars. They bring people into the showroom and demonstrate just what their engineers can do. Typically those range-topping vehicles come in the form of sports cars – think Audi R8, Dodge Viper, Lexus LFA et al – but Mercedes-Benz is reportedly taking another ...

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    Report: Mercedes bringing two E-class hybrids, one diesel-powered, to Detroit *UPDATE

    The Detroit Auto Show is shaping up to be a full-fledged green event. Looks like there are now two more efficiency-minded vehicles to add to the list: an E-Class hybrid and a diesel hybrid E-Class from Mercedes-Benz. The diesel-burning E300 Bluetec Hybrid is obviously the more efficient of the ...

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    Mercedes-Benz working on carbon fiber E-Class?

    A few years ago if you wanted a Mercedes-Benz Coupe your only choices were the dandyish CLK two-door or spending the GDP of a Polynesian island on an SL or CL. The options have grown – and grown more manly – lately, and according to a story in Auto Bild there's another one coming: the ...

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    Frankfurt: Brabus reveals prototype High Performance 4WD Full Electric E-Class

    The German aftermarket specialists at Brabus have entered the eco battle with the unveiling of a prototype EV based on the Mercedes-Benz E-Class at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Rather than extracting more power out of the E-Class' gasoline engine, Brabus decided to rip out the gasser and ...

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    Frankfurt: Brabus rocks EV, hybrid Mercedes-Benz conversions in Frankfurt

    Don't get your EV lust receptors too excited. Brabus is indeed bringing two mean-looking Mercedes-Benz concepts to the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show this week, but there's a small disclaimer at the bottom of the press releases detailing these beasts: Prototype not for sale. Still, we can take a peek ...

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    Rumormill: Mercedes E300 Bluetec diesel hybrid could make it to the U.S.

    We're about to witness the first-ever mass-production diesel hybrid in this summer's Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 crossover; this sort of powertrain has had engineers and many consumers drooling for a few years. The miles-per-gallon possibilities and environmental benefits are fascinating right away. All ...

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    Report: Mercedes fast-tracks C-, E- and S-Class hybrids

    2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Along with reports that Mercedes-Benz is stepping up its U.S. diesel presence in a big way comes news that the company is also expanding its hybrid fleet. According to Automotive News, the Silver Arrow is looking to ...

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    Mercedes-Benz considers bringing natural gas vehicles to U.S.

    Mercedes-Benz E 200 NGT
    Mercedes-Benz has been developing and testing fuel-cell vehicles for more than a decade and will begin leasing its pricey B-Class F-Cell to a limited group of Californians this fall, but the automaker's alternative powertrain focus is not limited to hydrogen alone. ...

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    Attendees at Palm Springs film fest get luxury hybrid transport from Mercedes

    Through the middle years of the last decade, it became increasingly common for celebrities to show up at events like award ceremonies in the Toyota Prius as a way of demonstrating their support for environmental causes. Now that the realm of the hybrid is expanding beyond the iconic pioneer, ...

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    Report: Mercedes to introduce diesel-hybrid E-class in 2011

    Over the last several years, Mercedes-Benz has displayed a series of hybrid concepts based on several different model ranges. These have been based on various powertrain configurations including both mild and two-mode hybrids as well as both gas and diesel engines such as the C300 Bluetec hybrid ...

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    Mercedes adds efficient four cylinders to E-Class, 45 mpg (U.S.) diesel

    In Europe, at least, Mercedes-Benz is adding a pair of E200 BlueEfficiency models to its brand new E-Class lineup for 2010. Both variants use four cylinder engines with turbocharging and direct injection, although they burn different fuels. The E200 CGI uses gasoline to get 184 hp and 200 lb-ft of ...

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    New Mercedes-Benz E-Class likely to spawn hybrid variant

    As the U.S. media is driving the new 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-class in Las Vegas this week, word comes out that this platform may be the next recipient of hybrid technology. The first two Mercedes-Benz hybrids will be the S400 and ML450 coming this summer and fall, respectively. When the E hybrid ...

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    Mercedes-Benz renames diesels, adds hybrids, E350 BlueTec coming early 2010

    Mercedes E250 BlueTec - click above for a high res gallery
    Mercedes-Benz USA is making some changes to the lineup for the 2010 model year with new and revised diesel models and hybrids launching. First up, the existing diesel SUVs get new names with the ML320, R320 and GL320 getting a bump to ...

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    Mercedes to add C and E class hybrids by 2011 in U.S.; 12,000 smart EVs in four years

    Mercedes Benz S400 BlueHybrid
    Next year's arrival of the S400 BlueHybrid appears to be just the first stage of a massive move to hybridazition of the brand's lineup. The ML450 is scheduled to get a Two-Mode hybrid late next year, pending resolution of issues with battery supplier Cobasys. A new ...

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    Mercedes expanding its natural gas vehicle line up

    Mercedes-Benz is taking more positive action to reach its goal of nixing the use of petroleum by 2015. The company has announced they have expanded their Mannheim operations to increase the range of models with the iconic three-pointed star on the front of their hoods and natural gas engines ...


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