Mercedes presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show, 19 innovative models on the “Road to the Future”. . With 19 new models, among them seven hybrids from five different model series, and as many CO2 world champions - plus the trailblazing F 700 research vehicle - the brand with the three-pointed star is presenting its agenda for the future in Frankfurt.

2010: the new Business Class in the E 300 BLUETEC HYBRID

The new E-Class will arrive on the market in 2010 as the first of a total of three Mercedes-Benz models to offer the unique combination of BLUETEC, 7G-TRONIC and hybrid technology. The modular technology concept of the E 300 BLUETEC HYBRID consists of a new four-cylinder diesel that develops 150 kW/204 hp and a maximum torque of 480 Newton metres from 2.2 litres of displacement, plus a compact hybrid module delivering additional 15 kW/20 hp. However, due to diesel-specific advantages in terms of torque and consumption, this BLUETEC/Hybrid combination is here an even more efficient unit than all petrol hybrids know up till the present.

With the high combined torque of 560 Nm of its 4-cylinder engine, the E 300 BLUETEC HYBRID surpasses many 6-cylinder diesel upwards of 3 litres displacement, displaying effortless superiority convincingly. Fuel consumption of just 5.1 litres of diesel per 100 km/h, corresponding to CO2 emissions of just 134 grams per kilometre, make the BLUETEC HYBRID the cleanest and most economical business saloon in the world.

2010: S 300 BLUETEC HYBRID with 560 Nm and just 5.4 l/100 km

The tremendous savings potential of the modular technology concept being applied by Mercedes-Benz is underlined by the S 300 BLUETEC HYBRID, due to arrive on the market in 2010, too. The configuration and performance data of this engine are identical to those in the E 300 BLUETEC HYBRID. In the S-Class too, the BLUETEC/Hybrid combination develops a maximum torque of 560 Newton metres, comparable with that of a large-volume V8 petrol engine. When combined with the standard 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission, the S 300 BLUETEC HYBRID accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.4 seconds, and it can reach a top speed of 240 km/h. Even with this superior performance, fuel consumption stands at just 5.4 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres, corresponding to a mere 142 grams of CO2 per kilometre ‑ 57 grams, or some 30 per cent, less than the current best saloon in the S-Class segment anywhere in the world.

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The S-Class uses the version of BLUETEC with AdBlue injection system. Thanks to the combination of BLUETEC and hybrid technology - the only combination of this nature in the world, delivering the most economical and environmentally compatible premium cars in the world - the S 300 BLUETEC HYBRID has the potential to meet the most stringent emissions standards applicable anywhere in the world - for example, the European EU6 standard or the US 50-state BIN5 standard.

After 2010: C 300 BLUETEC HYBRID with 204 hp and just 4.6 l/100 km

In 2011 the C 300 BLUETEC HYBRID will be the next Mercedes-Benz model benefiting from the unique modular technology concept to enter the market. With a combined power output of 165 kW/224 hp and a combined maximum torque of 560 Newton metres, the engine delivers the same performance here as it does in the S 300 BLUETEC HYBRID and the E 300 BLUETEC HYBRID. Due to its lower vehicle weight, the C 300 BLUETEC accelerates even faster (0-100 km/h in 7.2 s), while its top speed stands at 236 km/h.

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Even with such superior performance for a vehicle in this class, the C 300 BLUETEC HYBRID only requires 4.6 litres of diesel fuel per 100 kilometres, achieving in the process CO2 emissions of just 122 grams per kilometre, the lowest of any vehicle in its class in the world. The extremely efficient emissions control system in the C 300 BLUETEC HYBRID uses - like the E 300 BLUETEC HYBRID - the combination of oxidation catalytic converter and diesel particulate filter from the version of BLUETEC with the NOx storage catalytic converter, giving it the potential to meet even the most stringent emissions standards like EU6 and BIN5.

After 2010: excellent power and economy with the S 400 BLUETEC HYBRID

After 2010 Mercedes-Benz will offer a further BLUETEC/ HYBRID combination that delivers fuel efficiency and excellent environmental compatibility together with supreme driving pleasure: the S 400 BLUETEC HYBRID achieves this by combining the 15 kW/20 hp hybrid module with the tried-and-tested V6 diesel engine that is already used so successfully in numerous Mercedes-Benz model series. Following further development, this now even more economical engine delivers top output of 180 kW/245 hp. Combined, this BLUETEC/ HYBRID unit delivers a maximum power output of 195 kW/265 hp, at a combined maximum torque of 630 Newton metres.

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>Further power combinations, such as for instance, with a 45 kW/61 hp hybrid module, are currently in the testing phase. With 195 kW/265 hp and 630 Nm of torque (combined power), the S 400 BLUETEC HYBRID manages the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, and this in conjunction with the standard seven-speed automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC. Its - electronically limited - top speed is 250 km/h. Such performance comes with an average fuel consumption of just 5.8 litres per kilometres (CO2 emissions: 154 g/km).

As in the case of the S 300 BLUETEC HYBRID, this engine involves BLUETEC with AdBlue injection. The S 400 BLUETEC HYBRID thus also has the potential to meet the most stringent emissions standards in the world - for example, the European EU6 standard or the American 50-state BIN5 standard.

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