As new technology continues to advance, fuel-efficiency numbers for the latest hybrid to hit the market keep increasing every year. While these numbers are impressive, none may be quite as impressive as the 61.2 miles per gallon figures associated with the new Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid luxury sedan. To put these figures to the test, a pair of drivers took the track from Africa to the UK without stopping at a single-gas station. They were on the road for over 20 hours, all on one tank of gas. The fuel efficiency has been enough to grab the attention of nearly every car enthusiasts in the world.
The car offers fantastic fuel efficiency number, but how well will a diesel-electric hybrid luxury sedan perform on the road. Those who have already test drove the new E300 BlueTEC hybrid, are saying the sedan offers a solid performance and the transfer from diesel to electric is very smooth. Under the hood is a 2.1-liter, four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that provides a powerful 201 horsepower with a 368-lb./ft. of torque. This provides an acceleration the will take the car from zero to 62 miles per hour in just 7.5 seconds, with a top-out speed of 150 miles per hour.
The exterior of the new 2014 E300 BlueTEC Hybrid is just as luxurious and sophisticated as you would expect from a Mercedes-Benz model. It includes a very prominent front grille with the Mercedes-Benz logo right above, sweeping headlights, wraparound taillights, and five-spoke wheel provide a great look. The only way you will ever know this is a hybrid model is from the small BlueTEC logo on the rear of the car.
This interior is just as stylish as the rest of the vehicle with comfortable leather seating, spacious rear seats, and fully-adjustable front seating, along with dual climate control, a leather multifunction steering wheel. The driver will also be treated with numerous great features, such as adaptive cruise control and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
The luxury sedan is equipped with the Mercedes-Benz Command infotainment system that is managed through the large touchscreen display. This system includes a navigation system and is both Bluetooth and smartphone compatible.
Naturally, the best advantage of the new 2014 Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid is the great fuel-efficiency numbers. Fuel Efficiency not only saves money and is great for the environment, but you will not be burdened with too many trips to the gas station. Even without the great gas mileage, this is a great luxury sedan that offers a solid performance. There are also an array of safety features included on the car, such as multiple airbags, rear cameras, traction and stability control, collision prevent assist, adaptive braking technology, and blind spot assist.
This luxury sedan certainly seems to have everything you could want in a car, but before you set your mind on having this car, Mercedes-Benz has not released this model for the US market. For right now, only the European market will be able to reap all the rewards this great car has to offer. It is fairly close to the Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC hybrid, which could be the perfect alternative for those looking for a luxury model hybrid sedan that is available in the United States. Perhaps, Mercedes-Benz will make a change in their marketing and send this model overseas for the American market to enjoy it too. For more details please visit Exotic Car Rentals in Fort Lauderdale Airport, FL.