Hybrids are working their way into seemingly everything these days–cars, supercars, luxury cars. The next-gen C-Class may take the hybrid drivetrain to the extreme, however, putting one in almost every variant available, according to a new report. Mercedes-Benz is working hard to lower its CO2 emissions and plans on offering hybrid technology on every model in the next-generation C-Class lineup. The goal is drop the Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup’s fuel consumption down to supermini levels, sources said.
According to one insider that spoke with AutoCar the next-gen C-Class, due in late 2013, the most frugal C-Class will be a diesel engined model that is targeting average emissions of 100g/km, while most gasoline version will come in between 110g/km and 120g/km. And ironically, the Delhi government is taxing diesel engined cars more as they “apparently” pollute more than petrols. Meanwhile, what this will mean is that future C-Class Mercs will not just be low emitting but also will cost more to buy initially and will cost less to own over a period of time.
Mercedes-Benz is currently testing early prototypes but there is still some debate whether the automaker will offer 3-cylinder engines. Also possible are 4-cylinder models equipped with cylinder deactivation technology, while will allow the engine to occasionally run on just two cylinders.
Whatever they do, we just hope the Mercedes-Benz C 63 AMG won’t go hybrid.
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