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Mercedes-Benz ML 450 HYBRID

10 April 2009

Mercedes-Benz takes the Big Apple by storm




Mercedes-Benz will be presenting an entire range of contemporary motor vehicles at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) - bringing together fascination and responsibility. The line-up includes the new E-Class Saloon and the E-Class Coupé along with the US version of the recently updated GL-Class. Compelling performance coupled with superlative efficiency are the hallmarks of the ML 450 HYBRID designed specifically for the US market with its innovative two-mode hybrid system. The E 250 BlueTEC combines the qualities of the new ultra-efficient four-cylinder CDI engine with the benefits of SCR emissions-control technology.

The ML 450 HYBRID comes with state-of-the-art hybrid technology with its impressively low fuel consumption figures. Its innovative two-mode technology boasts superb efficiency both in inner-city stop-and-go traffic as well as on fast motorway journeys involving increasing engine loads and speeds. The management system on the hybrid vehicle automatically selects the optimum drive configuration. Depending on the situation, the ML 450 HYBRID can be driven under electric power alone or solely using the combustion engine, or any combination of the two drive modes.

Its performance figures are on a par with a conventional eight-cylinder SUV with permanent all-wheel drive while fuel consumption and emissions have been reduced by up to 60%.  At the same time, the ML 450 HYBRID with a system output of 340 hp and a combined torque of 517 newton metres guarantees a superlative driving experience combined with an enhanced level of ride comfort. The driver can concentrate fully on the traffic and enjoy the driving experience without having to select additional functions as the drive management system is fully automatic.

The ML 450 HYBRID retains all the typical benefits of the M-Class such as economy of space, high active and passive safety, optimum ride comfort or the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel-drive system. The hybrid technology has been integrated perfectly, without taking up any additional installation space which would compromise comfort or practicality. The space in the passenger compartment and the boot capacity are as generous as ever. The only external clues on the ML 450 HYBRID are the redesigned bonnet and the HYBRID lettering on the rear.

The E 250 BlueTEC puts into clear focus the opportunities presented by the innovative BlueTEC concept and adds emphasis to the leading position held by Mercedes-Benz in the development of fuel-efficient, low-emissions diesel models. Thanks to the highly effective exhaust gas treatment system introduced by Mercedes-Benz, BlueTEC vehicles fulfil the strictest global emissions standards to make them the cleanest diesels in the world. With the E 250 BlueTEC, Mercedes-Benz is demonstrating how BlueTEC technology in the E-Class can be combined with a four-cylinder engine with optimised fuel consumption.


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