Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTec Hybrid: First diesel-electric hybrid coming in 2011

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that it will launch its first diesel-electric hybrid at the end of 2010 with the Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTec Hybrid.

The Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTec Hybrid will be powered by a 2.2L 4-cylinder twin-turbocharged diesel engine from the E250 CDI and will be capable of returning more than 56 mpg (47 mpg in U.S. terms). Reports say it will share many of its hybrid technology, including the lithium-ion batteries and electric-motor, with the S400 hHybrid.

Sales of the Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTec Hybrid are scheduled to start in early 2011.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar