Thomas Weber told reporters at this year’s Geneva Motor Show that “in 2009 we will have the first Mercedes-branded hybrid on the market.” Well now we might know what model will be the first to go hybrid at Mercedes. Just-Auto is reporting that Mercedes-Benz could have a Bluetec diesel-electric hybrid variant of the M-Class on sale in the UK within the next two years. Mercedes-Benz will be working with BMW, sharing hybrid technology to producing the SUV and other hybrids to later arrive on the market.
The Bluetec diesel-hybrid M-Class is expected to get 40 mpg with CO2 emissions to be under 200g/km.
Source: Just Auto (via AutoBlog)