H Mercedes ανακοίνωσε ότι η E300 BlueTEC Hybrid πήρε το περιβαλλοντικό πιστοποιητικό σύμφωνα με το πρότυπο ISO 14062. Το βραβείο βασίζεται πάνω στο “Life Cycle Assessment” με τους ανεξάρτητους επιθεωρητές της TÜV να κάνουν δοκιμές που ισοδυναμούν σε έναν ολόκληρο κύκλο ζωής.

Η E300 BlueTEC Hybrid, είναι η πιο οικονομικής E-Class που έχει βγει πότε. Το αυτοκίνητο είναι διαθέσιμο αποκλειστικά στην Ευρωπαϊκή αγορά και στην Αγγλία ξεκινά από τις £39.645 (€50.100) για την Sedan έκδοση και £41.435 (€52.355) για την Estate.

Φορά τον τετρακύλινδρο 2.1-λίτρων πετρελαιοκινητήρα απόδοσης 204 ίππων με 500 Nm ροπής, ο οποίος συνδυάζεται με έναν ηλεκτροκινητήρα απόδοσης 20 kW (27 ίππων) με 250 Nm ροπής. Η υβριδική E-Class φορά το 7-τάχυτο 7G-Tronic Plus αυτόματο κιβώτιο και μπορεί να κάνει τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα σε 7.5 δευτερόλεπτα με τελική ταχύτητα τα 241 χλμ/ώρα για την sedan έκδοση και 7.8 δευτ. και 231 χλμ/ώρα.

Διαθέτει σύστημα Start/Stop, σύστημα ανάκτησης ενέργειας κατά το φρενάρισμα, ελαστικά χαμηλής τριβής πετυχαίνοντας με μέση κατανάλωση 4,2 λίτρα/100 χλμ και εκπομπές CO2 109 γρ/χλμ. Επιπλέον το αυτοκίνητο θα μπορεί να κινηθεί αποκλειστικά με τον ηλεκτροκινητήρα του για 1.6 χλμ. Το αυτοκίνητο έχει κατά 23% λιγότερες εκπομπές C2o σε σχέση με μια E300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY.

Η Daimler ανακοίνωσε ότι η παραγωγή των M-Class και GL-Class, θα γίνεται πλέον και στα εργοστάσια της Ινδίας, Ταιλάνδης και Ινδονησίας, εκτός από το εργοστάσιο της Tuscaloosa στην Αλαμπάμα της Αμερικής, που γινόταν μέχρι σήμερα. Οι εργασίες στα εργοστάσια έχουνε ήδη ξεκινήσει ώστε να μπορούν αυτά να κατασκευάζουν τα Γερμανικά SUV για τις τοπικές αναδυόμενες αγορές, με την παραγωγή τους να ξεκινά από το τέλος του χρόνου. Τα βασικά μέρη, SKD Kits ((semi-knocked-down) θα γίνονται στο εργοστάσιο της Tuscaloosa και από εκεί θα αποστέλνονται στα εργοστάσια συναρμολόγησης στον υπόλοιπο κόσμο.

[Πηγή: Mercedes-Benz]

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Some 23 percent less CO2 emissions over its life cycle, and efficiency class A+ rating

E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is awarded Environmental Certificate

Stuttgart – At the same time as it celebrates its market launch, the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID has now also obtained its Environmental Certificate in accordance with ISO standard 14062. This award is based on a Life Cycle Assessment, in which the independent inspectors of TÜV Süd subject the vehicle to comprehensive tests covering the entire life cycle.

With the new E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, Mercedes-Benz is launching its first diesel passenger car to feature a hybrid drive. The world’s most economical luxury-class model is rated in energy efficiency class A+ and has now received the coveted Environmental Certificate from TÜV Süd. The Environmental Certificate and associated explanations will be made available to the public as part of the Life Cycle documentation series, which can be viewed at http://www.mercedes-benz.com.

“After introducing the S 400 HYBRID in 2009, Mercedes-Benz is now setting new standards for luxury-class business vehicles with the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID”, explains Professor Herbert Kohler, Chief Environmental Officer for Daimler AG. “The modular hybrid technology is opening the way for us to quickly expand other model series with the addition of hybrid models.”

Over its entire life cycle, from production and use over 250,000 kilometres through to recovery, the Mercedes E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID gives rise to 23 percent less CO2 emissions than a comparable E 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY.

This is largely a result of the significant reduction in consumption.

Compared with the equivalent E 300 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY diesel model, the consumption of the E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID has been reduced from between 6.1 and 5.8 l/100 km to between 4.3 and 4.2 l/100 km (109 g CO2/km) – depending on tyres fitted. This represents a considerable reduction of up to 28 percent.

The E 300 BlueTEC HYBRID meets the mandatory recycling rate of 95 percent by weight that will come into force on 1 January 2015. The future requirements of vehicle recycling were already taken into account at the development stage, and closing material loops plays an important role here, not only in terms of the metals used. The vehicle makes use of 43 components with a total weight of 41.5 kg, some of which have been produced from recycled plastics.

In addition, the E-Class also features 44 components with a total weight of 21 kg which have been produced using natural materials. The floor in the luggage compartment, for example, is made of a honeycomb cardboard structure, and olive coke is used as an active filter.

Daimler Extends Local Production in Emerging Markets

  • Mercedes-Benz SUVs available as kits for assembly for the first time
  • SKD assembly of the M-Class soon to start in India
  • Thailand and Indonesia to follow later on in 2012
  • Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard: “Our new SUV’s are very popular with our customers. We expect high growth rates also in the emerging markets and therefore extend our local production. Thus, we open up new potential as part of our growth strategy.”

Stuttgart – For the first time, Daimler will start the final assembly of the SUV model series for the new Mercedes-Benz M- and GL-Class outside the SUV parent plant in Tuscaloosa/Alabama, USA. The necessary preparations at the selected three production sites in India, Thailand and Indonesia are proceeding full steam ahead: Later on in the year, final assembly of the M-Class using SKD kits (semi-knocked-down – complete bodywork and further vehicle components) will start there for the respective local market. These kits are produced in Tuscaloosa, prepared for shipping and sent on their journey to the final assembly plants.

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG responsible for Manufacturing and Procurement Mercedes-Benz Cars & Mercedes-Benz Vans: “Our new SUV’s are very popular with our customers. We expect high growth rates also in the emerging markets and therefore extend our local production. Thus, we open up new potential as part of our growth strategy.” The company is expanding its range of vehicle kits available for local final assembly in different markets with two additional, highly attractive model series by the new Mercedes-Benz M- and GL-Class. Following the start of production of the M-Class in India, Thailand and Indonesia this year, the first units of the new GL-Class made from SKD kits will roll off the assembly line in India and Indonesia in the course of 2013.

The Mercedes-Benz plant Tuscaloosa is responsible for the provision of the M- and GL-Class vehicle kits – from the bodywork and gathering the assembly parts together to preparing them for shipping and up to the global supply of the assembly plants. A new SKD logistics center recently entered operation for this purpose. It is operated by the logistics service provider BLG and works closely with the Mercedes-Benz plant as well as with Daimler’s central international manufacturing control in Sindelfingen. Further vehicle parts such as engines and transmissions are delivered directly to the relevant destination via the Powertrain plant’s logistic center in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim.

About the kit assembly of Mercedes-Benz vehicles

The kit assembly has a long tradition at Mercedes-Benz. As far back as the 1950s, the first vehicle parts kits were delivered from Sindelfingen to all over the world. Up to the present day, final assembly of kits for Mercedes-Benz cars has taken place in Europe, Central and South America, Africa, Australia and Asia.

The set of assembly sites currently covers Egypt (C-, E-, S-, GLK-Class), India (C-, E-, S-Class; M- and GL-Class to be added in the future), Indonesia (C-, E-, S-Class; M- and GL-Class to be added in the future), Malaysia (C-, E-, S-Class), Thailand (C-, E-, S-Class; M-Class to be added in the future) and Vietnam (C-, E-, GLK-Class).

The cost effectiveness of this production model is ensured by a high degree of standardisation as well as by the use of existing tried-and-tested Daimler processes and systems.