How far do you think can a full tank of Mercedes’ E-Class can take you? Take a wild guess. Ready to know the answer?
A standard, Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID was driven from Africa to the UK non-stop on one tank of fuel. The journey took British journalist Andrew Frankel from Tangier in Northern Africa to the UK, visiting two continents, four countries and three time zones in a total time of 27 hours covering a total of 1,223-miles (1,968 km). He shared the journey with a relief driver.
The Mercedes E-Class, arrived at the Goodwood Festival of Speed late night. Even after the long journey, the fuel gauge had still not registered empty, with the car estimating an available range of 100-miles (160 km) more!
The car, fitted with an 80-litre fuel tank, was scrupulously standard. Despite the focus on economy on the run from Africa, the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, which emits just 109g/km of CO2, is no slouch. The combination of a 204 hp diesel engine along with 27 hp electric motor helps this German car accelerate from a standstill to 62 mph (100km/h) in 7.5-seconds before reaching a maximum speed of 150 mph (241 km/h). It’s equipped with COMAND, automatic climate control, DAB (useful on long journeys) and leather upholstery with heated front seats as standard.
The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID – which has travelled further than any standard E-Class – can be seen in action throughout the weekend as part of the ‘First Glance’ paddock.
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