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2012-09-18 15:11

FRUGAL FUEL SAVER: Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTec hybrid completed a 1335-km journey on three-quarters of a tank of fuel.

A new Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTec hybrid completed a 1335-km economy run between Newquay and Wick, in the UK, on less than a tank of fuel.

The new model is powered by a 152kW/500 Nm four-cylinder diesel engine and an electric motor mated to a 7G-Tronic Plus auto.

In standard form it can accelerate from rest to 0-100km in 7.5-seconds and can achieve a maximum speed of 241km/h. It is claimed to return 3.4 litres/100km while emitting 109 g/km of CO2.


The first example of the car to arrive in the UK set out on an economy run across the island nation.

Former rally driver Mick Linford drove the E 300 hybrid from the main runway at Newquay Cornwall Airport, the most southern active airport in Britain, where it achieved a top speed of 218km/h. Linford then embarked on the 1335-km journey to its northern counterpart Wick Airport in Scotland.

Over the course of the two-day journey Linford encountered real-world driving conditions, including heavy traffic, diversions and challenging weather.

The entire trip was completed out on a single tank of fuel, of which a quarter remained on its arrival in Wick. Had the car carried on driving it would have achieved a theoretical range in excess of 1770km, Mercedes-Benz UK said.
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