Following the success of its BlueTEC name brand, Mercedes-Benz has launched the E300 BlueTEC at the Geneva Motor Show.
Based on the E-Class, the E300 BlueTEC is one of Europe's only diesel hybrid configurations. Powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, the E300 BlueTEC consumes just 4.1L/100km and sends torque through a seven-speed automatic transmission.
The 15kW electric motor assists the E300's motion by adding boost on take off to reduce fuel consumption.
Mercedes-Benz says the E300 BlueTEC will be launched by the end of 2011.