BlueEFFICIENCY by Mercedes
BlueEFFICIENCY is a package of fuel saving technologies introduced by Mercedes. The innovative changes have been made throughout design and engineering, from the engine to the wheels, also encompassing improvements in aerodynamics and weight reduction. To read reviews on Mercedes-Benz Blue Efficiency range click here.
Mercedes-Benz BlueEFFICIENCY technology is utilised on all four and six cylinder models in the E-Class and C-Class ranges. BlueEFFICIENCY models are designed to lower the emissions and reduce the fuel consumption. The sophisticated design aspects of Mercedes-Benz vehicles considerably increase the aerodynamics of the BlueEFFICIENCY models, ensuring a good saving on fuel costs. Enhancements include reduced windscreen size and lighter weight alloy wheels, accompanied by very advanced tyre design. These cars certainly offer smoothness on the road and effortless driving.
Increased power and torque has been achieved and there is an impressive 6-speed manual gearbox available. The innovative idea of stopping the engine when the vehicle speed goes below five miles-per-hour is a great help in saving the fuel. This innovative technology makes driving pleasurable and smooth with the flawless start and stop changeover.
BlueEFFICIENCY is equally efficient at reducing CO2 emissions as it is squeezing every last drop out of a tank of fuel. The BlueEFFICIENCY system on Mercedes-Benz models plays a vital role for the corporate sector, reducing fuel consumption and lowering road tax costs. Available on A, B, C, CLC, E and M-Class models, the BlueEFFICIENCY technology delivers economy of up to 62.8mpg and CO2 emissions starting from 118g/km.
Mercedes-Benz awarded Green Car Certificate
Mercedes-Benz is the only producer and manufacturer to be awarded the “Green Certificate”, for S-Class and C-Class models, by Germany’s independent Technical Monitoring Association. The accolade recognises the environmentally conscious way Mercedes cars are designed, built and eventually recycled. Believe it or not Mercedes uses nasturtiums, tomatoes and bush bean plants to ensure that the ambient air extracted from paint shops not only meets, but also betters the strict and legally binding air emissions levels.
This BlueEFFICIENCY technology spearheads the industry’s environmental knowledge, and by analysing the energy used not only when a car is driven, but throughout the design and manufacturing process, shipping and recycling, Mercedes-Benz takes a holistic approach to ensuring their development is sustainable.
The quest by Mercedes for emission free motoring continues with the delivery of the 200 fuel cell powered B-Class F-Cell models to Europe and the USA. With a pinnacle performance of 136 hp/100 kW and 290 Nm of torque, not only does it offer dynamic handling to rival a two-litre petrol vehicle, but also boasts a range of up to 248 miles.
Future Mercedes-Benz Concepts
The new F-800 Style project car offers a glimpse into the future of Mercedes-Benz. With an unparalleled multi-drive design consisting of fuel cell and electric drives, premium vehicles will not only offer the highest levels of safety, technology and design innovation, but also provide unparalleled efficiency. The engine is enormously flexible, pulling powerfully from somewhere above 1,500rpm. It is as rock-solid on the road as ever, with no evident loss of grip from the harder tyres. It is still not as quick to drive as a 3-Series, but makes a very strong case for itself nonetheless.