Mercedes-Benz in Geneva: efficiency is the theme
Mercedes-Benz is taking this year’s Geneva Motor Show very seriously indeed. With dynamic reinforcements being unveiled for three new vehicle classes, the next-generation Mercedes-Benz vehicles will use fuel more efficiently than ever before.
Combining luxury, power and efficiency has been Mercedes-Benz’s forte for years. The new A 45 AMG, which premiers in Geneva, has a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine with 181bhp. Combined with 4MATIC all-wheel drive, this allows a 0-60mph time of 4.6 seconds. Clever engineering ensures that the A 45 AMG isn’t lacking in efficiency, however, and combined fuel consumption of 41mpg sets the standard for its high-performance class.
Not to be outdone, new E-Class models have been extensively reworked, and are more business-friendly than ever before. A host of new safety systems – spearheaded by the ‘Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive’ concept – helps to keep entire teams secure. Saloon and estate models now have two different faces, with the iconic star on the bonnet or the grille.
E-Class engines are typically breathtaking, and the new units are no different, with up to 585bhp. Continuing the economical theme, new BlueDIRECT technology enables an ‘A’ efficiency rating, and the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID unit offers an incredible 69mpg combined fuel economy.
Equally remarkable is the avant-garde CLA-Class, which has a contemporary, stylish design. The vehicle achieves a new aerodynamics world record for production cars, with a drag coefficient value as low as 0.22. At 63mpg (combined fuel economy), the new model can last astonishingly lengthy drives on a single tank – in spite of its frenetic pace.
Though the new Mercedes-Benz range is certainly not limited to efficiency, the display of new, economical technology in Geneva is unquestionably impressive.
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