posted 5 years ago

New Mercedes-Benz BlueEFFICIENCY Range Overview

New Mercedes-Benz BlueEFFICIENCY models are extremely fuel efficient, have low carbon emissions, and are kinder to the environment than a Greenpeace manifesto.

New Mercedes-Benz BlueEFFICIENCY models are extremely fuel efficient, have low carbon emissions, and are kinder to the environment than a Greenpeace manifesto. The 'BlueEFFICIENCY' badge is used on several vehicles in the range, from the pint-sized A- Class MPV to the luxurious E-Class saloon.

Each of these vehicles feature a series of technical innovations to minimise their impact on our long suffering planet. These vary between models, but include super slippery aerodynamics, low-rolling resistance tyres, revised gear ratios, engine tweaks, and gear- shift recommendation indicators. BlueEFFICIENCY vehicles are also placed on starvation rations, so they weigh less than a supermodel.

The results of these modifications can be very impressive. For example, the new C180 CGI BlueEFFICIENCY, which has a 1.8-litre 156hp engine, averages 42.4mpg and manages up to 54.3mpg on the extra-urban cycle. This means its emissions are only 154g/ km, which places it in road tax band G/£155. By contrast, the previous generation C200 has similar performance but only manages 35mpg, and its emissions are 192g/km.

The new Mercedes-Benz CLC 160 BlueEFFICIENCY is another high achiever. This curvaceous coupé averages 42.8mpg and, on the extra-urban cycle, sips fuel at an environmentally conscious 52.3mpg. The new E200 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY is even more impressive, as this magnificent beast averages 54.3mpg and manages up to 64.2mpg on the extra-urban cycle. Therefore, this E-Class' carbon emissions are merely 137g/km.

The new Mercedes-Benz BlueEFFICIENCY range offers consumers the best of both worlds. Motorists can still drive a powerful and prestigious vehicle, but the alarming fuel costs and high emissions associated with older models can be consigned to history.