Mercedes Hybrid Drives 1,223 Miles on a Single Tank

Mercedes Benz Hybrid  E-ClassA new Mercedes Benz-E Class E300 BlueTec Hybrid drives from Africa to the UK on a single tank of fuel without making any stop for refuelling. British journalis Andew Frankel was lucky enough to drive the Mercedes Benz from Africa to UK.

The challenging journey started in Tangier city which is located in northern Africa. The journey took 27 hours to complete. Along the way Andrew crossed 2 continents, 4 countries and 3 time zones. before arriving at Goodwood in UK for the Festival of Speed 2014.

Mercedes Benz Hybrid trip to UK from AfricaThis Mercedes Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid has a 2.2 litre turbodiseel engine with a 27hp electric motor. The combinations of two allows the vehicle to be quite rapid as well as being impressively high  0 to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds. The top speed for this vehicle is 150mph. The total distance of 1,223 miles was covered at an average speed of 73.6  miles per hour, which is quite high for a hybrid vehicle on a long distance.


Mercedes Benz HybridFurthermore, Andre arrived at Goodwood with a 100 miles extra capacity showing on this trip computer. So he could have easily covered 1,323. All of this is despite heavy rain, intense heat, traffic jams and dramatic hills along the route.

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