More hybrids from Mercedes

June 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

There’ll be a couple of new hybrids in the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class, reports Autocar, which has spy shots of a test mule. These could include a diesel ‘mild’ hybrid as well as a petrol model with a V6 engine. The standard V6 petrol will gain stop-start and direct injection, promising a fuel economy improvement of nearly 25%, and there’ll be a new small 2.1-litre diesel. No DiesOtto compression/spark-ignition engine, however; that’s been delayed in favour of the hybrids. Expect styling to be similar to that of the F700 concept (pictured).

Autocar’s also reporting today that there’ll be an improved version of the Ecoboost 2.0 turbo engine in the upcoming Ford Mondeo facelift. This 237bhp engine will have its emissions reduced to 179g/km; revisions will also be made to the 2.0 and 2.2 diesels. These tweaked Mondeos go on sale in the UK in October.


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