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Monday, March 09, 2009
Mercedes-Benz E 250 CDI
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New 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class At Geneva Motor Show

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - Mercedes-Benz brought their new 2010 E-Class series to Switzerland for the Geneva Motor Show (March 5-15, 2009). Journalists were able to see the new era of BlueEFFICIENCY, which is Mercedes-Benz's approach to creating high efficiency luxury diesel and petrol (gasoline) powered cars with low CO2 and particulate output. The car we photographed with our camera crew was the new E-Class 250 CDI, which has a new generation Mercedes-Benz four-cylinder 150 kW/204 hp diesel engine with a maximum torque output of an incredible 500 Nm, which is available at 1600 rpm.

The new 2010 E-Class models will go on sale (release date) in the beginning of May 2009 throughout Europe. The new 250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is an efficiency star, with an absolutely aerodynamic profile whose drag coefficient is 0.25  (Cd) for the 4-door sedan and 0.24 for the 2-door coupe. The new E-Class 250 CDI has a very low combined city/highway NEDC fuel consumption of 5.3 L/100 km (44.4 U.S. MPG / 53.3 Imp MPG). For its car class size, it emits a very low 139 grams of CO2 per kilometre, which is less than some four-cylinder compact cars. Some of the unique efficiency engineering in the car is on-demand activation steering and fuel pumps, low rolling resistance tires, and an intelligent alternator that monitors the driving conditions to determine on/off points for charging. All of this energy frugality is wrapped in a luxury package that carries on the Mercedes-Benz tradition whilst breaking the barriers of automotive efficiency.

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, is probably moving the fastest of any auto manufacturer on the zero emissions transportation path as its engineers strive to create higher and higher levels of efficiency and very low or even zero emissions cars that deliver full-blown luxury, along with recyclability and sustainable solutions. With a corporate core that supports sustainability, Daimler in its Mercedes-Benz and smart brands is creating the type of futuristic transportation needed for today.

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