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Luxury Goes Green with Mercedes S-Class Hybrid

The 'Bluetec Hybrid' diesel is based on the three-litre V6 in the new S-class but reduces nitrogen oxide emissions by about 80 percent through selective catalytic reduction, making it the cleanest diesel in the world.

Published: 29-Dec-2005

Frankfurt, Germany - Mercedes-Benz is testing two hybrid concept cars based on the S-class chassis that combine an optimised petrol or diesel engine with a hybrid system and the latest exhaust purification.

The idea is to improve fuel consumption and reduce emissions without sacrificing performance or comfort.

DaimlerChrysler board member Thomas Weber said: "The objective is to make petrol cars as efficient as diesels and diesels as clean as petrol cars."

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