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2013 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Hybrid Review

2013 MERCEDES HYBRID REVIEW

What’s Amazing fuel numbers; style and comfort with power.

What’s Not: A price deficit you’ll ‘earn’ back; infernal stalk.

Vehicle style: premium sedan

Price: (plus on-roads)

Engine/Trans: 2.1 litre diesel, electric | 7spd audo

Power/torque: 150kW/500Nm; electric motor

Fuel consumption listed: 4.3 | tested: 5.9 l/100km

It’s the diesel-hybrid ever to go on sale in It’s an E-Class. which it’s as big as a Commodore. It’s one of the world’s great saloons but it uses barely more than a Smart fortwo.

is Mercedes-Benz’s new E 300 BlueTec Hybrid. a technological tour de force . and it does things a little it drives exactly ‘like a

We put it through its paces at launch; along Melbourne’s Collins on silent electric power, up the 2.1 litre diesel through the ringing the Yarra Valley, through Warrandyte and into the peak hour traffic of Hoddle Street.

And the fuel Solid as a rock: 5.9 l/100km on the way and 5.9 l/100km on the way back.

That result achieved in a car seats five in spacious will hit 100km/h in 7.5 seconds and the better part of 2.0 tonne.

with a seven-speed G-tronic transmission, Mercedes lists fuel consumption of 4.3 l/100km and CO2 at a mere 113 g/km.

So, yes, big comfortable saloon from would seem to have than a little to recommend it.

for buyers who would like to use a less of the planet’s scarce and leave a little less CO2 in the air behind them as they

At its heart is a diesel electric that combines a 2.1 litre diesel engine with. for it. an “electric machine” (we hope whoever in Mercedes marketing up with that gem has been and thoroughly thrashed) producing a 170kW and 750Nm of torque.

The “electric machine” is the combination of generator, rotor and stator. The battery at the crossroads of the system a mere 23 kilograms barely than a conventional larger car

Individually, the two powerplants provide and 20kW/250Nm respectively. What means is that when both at work, the BlueTec puts a very long, and willing torque curve the driver’s toe.

Mercedes built its first electric car in 1902 the Mercedes It’s fair to say it knows a or two about getting it right.

THE

Well, it’s an E-Class. you expect from the interior in an E-Class saloon is there; lines, beautifully stitched Teutonic restraint and sense of and a quiet cosseting ride.

a long list of standard are sat nav, touchscreen, park auto dimming, auto folding mirrors, driver package, Bluetooth and premium

There’s also LED headlamps, and go, memory front seats externally, a neat looking package’ with guards-filling alloy wheels.

Ergonomically, the thing we don’t like is the that sits on the right of the wheel.

It’s right most drivers would the indicators to be (they’re on the left, Unfortunately, it looks and feels an indicator stalk and more once I tipped it into when approaching a corner.

Otherwise, either at the wheel or in any of the seats, this is a very place to find yourself.

We like the instrument display; you can set it up to what’s happening between the diesel engine, brakes and machine, as well as monitor use and battery regeneration (you can share this with on the centre touchscreen).

Open the boot it offers 505 of cargo space and you’ll be with a sight you won’t There is no sign of a battery anywhere to be seen.

Instead, but true, the E 300’s lithium-ion is tucked away in the engine

ON THE ROAD

Except for the spookily start, the high-tech instrument and the near-silent gentle whirring on from the carpark, you’d not know you were driving other than an E-Class

There’s a familiar distant rattle when the 2.1 under the stirs into life, and an familiar urge but a more one when accelerating away the lights.

Then, straight up the rise exiting Melbourne and the engine instantly and silently letting the “electric machine” over for the short “sail” the other side.

Right you’ll be aware you’re something a little out of the ordinary.

It this right through the as soon as it detects the gravity of an feeding the momentum, the diesel off, springing invisibly into life on a feather of the accelerator.

We travelled the better part of when approaching a town on power only, holding right along the main

At highway speeds though less than 160km/h), the E 300 has a function where the diesel will turn off and let the electric lightly intervene to maintain

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It’s very impressive. As far as go, this is the most advanced and I’ve ever experienced.

Of give the accelerator a hefty and the E 300 responds with a very and instant urge that’s happens when you’ve got of combined torque lurking the toe.

For rolling acceleration, it considerably quicker than the E 250 itself not shabby, and will get and around’ slower-moving highway rapidly, effortlessly and safely.

also completely unfazed by On a mid-speed incline, you’ll the assistance of the electric motor: combined torque spirits big saloon effortlessly around a road.

Point to point, its is more executive express typical hybrid.

And, the accelerator has that slightly Mercedes ‘spongy’ feel, the G-tronic will rattle between the gears if you want to things along.

The Deutsche Accumotive lithium-ion is constantly charging on downhill or when braking (a read-out on the updates the state of its charge).

braking slowly, the brakes don’t do the braking work, left to the ‘electric machine’ as it energy. To create the right feel, there is an in-built in the pedal mechanism.

You’ll it feels slightly different first you brake, but it soon invisible. Braking performance is one of the safest cars on the planet is very very good.

DRIVE VERDICT

Priced at plus on-roads, the E 300 enters the top of the E-Class sedan line, only the petrol E 400 and the E 63 AMG S sitting it.

That puts it at $10,000 over the somewhat similar E 250 CDI which it shares the 2.1 litre engine.

Real-world fuel use with an on-paper fuel benefit of a claimed twenty (5.3 l/100km for the E 250 CDI), you likely never get back $10,000 in fuel savings.

But you get a very appealing luxury from a line that the standard for premium transport.


The E 300 BlueTec Hybrid has a little on-road urge than its ‘sister model’, drives without compromise, and is also to the planet.

And, in the purchase we make, it is the little things make the difference for a cleaner, sustainable world.

If you’re in the for a big, supremely comfortable, engineered and inherently interesting take the E 300 BlueTec Hybrid for a

We think you’ll be well with what you find.

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