Mercedes announces E-Class Natural Gas Drive and BlueEFFICIENCY Editions

Mercedes E Class Natural Gas Drive BlueEFFICIENCY Edition 3 Mercedes announces E Class Natural Gas Drive and BlueEFFICIENCY Editions

Two new eco friendly version of the Mercedes E class has now been introduced in the market. the efficiency class vehicles combine superior performance, fuel efficiency and luxurious driving comfort in one stylish package.

The E200 Natural Gas Drive has a bi fuel engine that runs both on petrol and natural gas. The fuel efficiency of this model becomes apparent when natural gas is used. It emits much less carbon dioxide and is also far less expensive than using petrol. It uses only 4.3 kgs of natural gas while running 100 kms. It also comes with cleaner exhaust gas compared to its petrol or diesel variant. If the gas tank is empty, the E200 Natural Gas Drive switches easily and automatically to the petrol. The petrol engine has been refined with the latest technology so that it only takes 6.3 liters of unleaded petrol to travel 100 km.

This new four cylinder petrol engine comes with spray guided direct injection system. it is a part of the Mercedes BlueDIRECT family. It offers a maximum power of 115 kW and a maximum torque of 270 Nm. The Natural gas is stored in three cylinders behind the rear backrest and below the floor of the boot. The Eco start stop function further increases the efficiency of the engine.

The E220 Bluetec BlueEFFICIENCY edition on the other hand comes with 4 cylinder diesel engine with direct injection delivering a power of 125 kW and a torque of 400 Nm. This has been mated with 7G Tronic plus automatic transmission that comes with Eco start stop function. It takes only 8.4 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph and has a top speed of 227 kmph. The car uses only 4.4 liters of diesel to travel 100 kms.

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