The press days for the 2008 Geneva Auto Show kick off tomorrow and Mercedes is getting ready to display its new BlueEFFICIENCY C-Class along with its Mercedes GLK Bluetec HYBRID, both which get a fuel-economy of over 35mpg. While the GLK Bluetec HYBRID is just a concept, the BlueEFFICIENCY is the real deal and Merc will offer the fuel-saving technology throughout its lineup.
“If we sell between 600,000 and 700,000 cars in Europe next year, it should be our goal that a six-figure amount of these are BlueEfficiency models,” Weber said.
Weber said that Mercedes will introduce BlueEFFICIENCY cars on all its models from the A class to S class within the next year. The E-Class, however, won’t have a BlueEFFICIENCY model until the redesigned version is introduces next year.
BlueEFFICIENCY models have CO2 emissions at least 10 percent lower than standard versions.
Mercedes will offer BlueEFFICIENCY technologies on three C-Class sedans in the spring of 2008. All three models will make their debut tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show.
Of course as always, there are no plans to bring the models over to the stateside. Just cross your fingers people.
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