Mercedes-Benz Road to the Future

For the near future, Mercedes-Benz is developing a unique variety of new, particularly economical and clean models, with intelligently combined drive technologies. At the 2008 North American International Auto Show, the Stuttgart-based car manufactureris presenting its ambitious goals for the future for the first time to the American public. Cars with innovative modular technology combining diesel engine with BLUETEC emissions control technology and compact hybrid module, such as the S 300 BLUETEC HYBRID and the ML 450 HYBRID fitted with a V6 petrol engine and two electric motors, are milestones on the “Road to the Future”, which Mercedes-Benz has mapped out and which focuses uncompromisingly on sustainability . The development priorities along the way include modular drive technologies; first and foremost, optimised combustion engines with individually configured hybrid solutions that can be used singly or in combination, depending on the vehicle class, usage and customer.