With the 2012 North American International Auto Show underway over in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz is in the limelight once more after unveiling two new hybrid vehicles in the E300 and the E400. As most of their car line products, the new vehicles feature the usual luxury stuff like that of a body made from lightweight aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber.
This will of course be a big help as far as the total car weight is concerned – with reference to the fuel consumption and emission reduction. But of the two brands, Mercedes has singled out the E300 as more eco-friendly.
The E300 boasts of a turbo-diesel engine that comes along with a 204 HP and 369 lb-ft of torque. It even has an electric motor that should add 27HP juice. And with the electric motor in tow, the E300 can run purely on electricity for up to 100 MPH. Other features of the E300 include an auto start/stop for saving fuel at stoplights, and regenerative braking for extending battery life while on the road.