Video: Lamborghini Gallardo Race Ends With A Fishtail And A Crash

Video: Lamborghini Gallardo Race Ends With A Fishtail And A Crash

For the benefit of those who are fanatics of Lamborghini Gallardos, this video just might be a little too much to stomach. But if you enjoy the spectacle of supercar crashes – injuries More »

Next BMW X5 Has Begun Testing

Next BMW X5 Has Begun Testing

The current BMW X5 went on sale back in 2006 and after what will end up being eight years, BMW will finally release a brand-spanking new generation X5 in 2014, and we were able to grab some spy More »

Mercedes-Benz SL

Mercedes-Benz SL

The new high-tech, low weight Mercedes SL roadster receives its official global unveil next week in Detroit. “We want to get back to clean, long-lasting design,” director of Mercedes global advanced design More »

BMW 3 – BMW begins sales of sixth-generation sedan

BMW 3 – BMW begins sales of sixth-generation sedan

BMW staged the U.S. launch of the sixth generation of the stalwart 3-series at the Detroit auto show this week, which makes this as good a time as any to take a look back at the car More »

BMW M5 F10 first independent dyno results

BMW M5 F10 first independent dyno results

The US market still has to wait until next year to savour that which is the BMW M5 F10. But in Europe, the all new M5 is hitting the markets and tuning firms More »

 

Mercedes E300 BlueTEC HYBRID

This is the Mercedes E-Class E300 BlueTEC HYBRID – not only the most efficient E-Class ever but the most efficient large executive car in its class too.

Making its worldwide debut at the Detroit Motor Show next month and going on sale in the UK in the summer, it features a 201bhp 2.1-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine boosted by a 20kW electric motor.

Together with a lithium-ion battery pack, it can return 67.3mpg and emit just 109g/km – by comparison the current class leader, the non-hybrid BMW 520d Efficient Dynamics, does 62.8mpg and 119g/km.

However, while the 520d ED costs £30,435, the E300 BlueTEC HYBRID is likely to cost around £40,000. No acceleration figures are available yet but expect a 0-60mph time of around seven seconds.

The hybrid features stop-start and a ‘sailing mode’, whereby the engine is switched off when up to cruising speed on the motorway, allowing the electric motor to silently power the car. Available as a saloon and an estate, the installation hybrid pack is so compact that there’s no impact on boot space at all.

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