Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC Hybrid Animation
https://www.eurocarnews.com - A Blue TEC hybrid features an additional magneto-electric motor and a 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission specially configured for the hybrid module, the necessary operating and control electronics, the transformer and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery.
During braking the electric motor acts as a generator and is able to recover kinetic energy by a process known as recuperation. During this process the electric motor works together seamlessly with the engine brake of the internal combustion engine and the conventional wheel brakes. The recuperated energy is stored by a compact but efficient lithium-ion battery in the engine compartment and retrieved when required. Major advantages over conventional nickel/metal hydride batteries include a higher energy density and greater electrical efficiency combined with more compact dimensions and a low battery weight. Thanks to space-saving installation in the engine compartment, the trunk capacity and generous interior dimensions remain unchanged. The hybrid module also has a convenient start-stop function.
Porsche Panamera S Hybrid review - Auto Express
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It's a car that's broken new ground in more ways than one. Not only is the Porsche Panamera the firm's first four-door grand tourer, but now, with the introduction of the Panamera S Hybrid, it's also the most fuel-efficient model the firm has ever produced.
Capable of 41.5mpg and emitting only 159g/km of CO2, this Panamera is -- unbelievably -- more economical and cleaner than a VW Passat 1.8 TSI petrol. Yet it still delivers the kind of performance you'd expect from a Porsche. It can sprint from 0-62mph in only six seconds, while top speed is 167mph.
Mercedes-Benz S-Class review - What Car?
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The Mercedes S-Class is a brilliant luxury car built from the finest materials to exacting standards. Big on style and performance, this is one of the world's truly great cars.
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2012 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG V12 Biturbo Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2012 Mercedes Benz S65 AMG. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Roadfly.com - 2011 Mercedes S400 Hybrid Test Drive & Review
Mercedes-Benz, a company whose reputation for innovation has been somewhat overshadowed in recent years, has just staked out a new piece of territory.
The 2011 Mercedes S400 hybrid is, in my opinion, the finest hybrid car available, and makes fewer compromises than any alternative-fuel vehicle we've seen to date. Mercedes calls it a "light hybrid."
It's the first regular-series production car in the world with a lithium-ion battery, the same kind used in a cell phone or a laptop, and a different animal altogether from the nickel-metal-hydride (NiMH) batteries used in pretty much every other hybrid.
That allows the battery pack to be so small and compact that is mounted up front, in the engine compartment. Most hybrids mount their batteries in the rear of the car, cramping rear-seat room or trunk space (or both).
So, the S400 has a full-size rear seat and a full-size trunk.
It's also equipped with a 7-speed automatic, not a CVT like most other hybrids. That makes it feel more like a 'real' car and less like a hybrid.
There's truly too much to list about this car, so check out my video and watch for a full article soon!
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Vehicle: 2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Base Price: $91,000
Price as tested: $102,115
Engine: 3.5L V6, "mild hybrid" (lithium-ion powered electric motor)
Transmission: 7-speed automatic
horsepower: 295 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 284 lb.-ft @ 5,000 rpm
0-60 MPH: 7.2 sec.
Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles (vehicle; no separate powertrain warranty)
Fuel Economy: 19 city / 25 highway MPG
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