Audi R10 Diesel-Hybrid Supercar Concept Planned for Frankfurt Motor Show

Audi R10 Diesel-Hybrid Supercar Concept Planned for Frankfurt Motor Show
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Taking both design and mechanical inspiration from its R18 race cars (above), Audi is currently evaluating a new R10 model to slot in above the next-generation R8 sports car. Continue Reading...

Brabus Drops The V12 For Hybrid-Diesel For Latest Technology Project Hybrid

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Brabus Drops The V12 For Hybrid-Diesel For Latest Technology Project Hybrid
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Brabus established its name as the monster tuner of Mercedes-Benz engines capable of exceeding 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque. But for its latest project, the company drops its earth-shaking V12 in a bold pursuit for a more eco-friendly diesel hybrid. Continue Reading...

Mercedes E300 BlueTec Diesel Hybrid, E400 Hybrid to Bow at Detroit Auto Show

Mercedes E300 BlueTec Diesel Hybrid, E400 Hybrid to Bow at Detroit Auto Show
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Sharing the stage at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show with an all-new SL for 2013 will be two new Mercedes-Benz products designed to deliver heightened fuel economy. Both cars will be based on the current E-Class and both will be hybrids, but that’s where the similarities end. Up first is the E300 BlueTec Hybrid, using… Continue Reading...

2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: More Technology, More Efficiency

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2013 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: More Technology, More Efficiency
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Further aiding fuel efficiency is a 9-speed automatic transmission, a development of the current 7G-Tronic, though whether it will be standard on all models, especially the lower priced diesels remains to be seen. Continue Reading...

Range_e Range Rover Sport Plug-in Diesel Hybrid to Debut in Geneva

Range_e Range Rover Sport Plug-in Diesel Hybrid to Debut in Geneva
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Land Rover will unveil the next step in its mission to become a ‘greener’ automaker at the Geneva Auto Show in just a few weeks time. Set to take the stand alongside the new 3-door and 5-door Evoque models is the Range_e Range Rover Sport. Powered by a turbo-diesel V6 engine, mated to a plug-in… Continue Reading...

Mitsubishi Planning Diesel Hybrid for EVO XI

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Mitsubishi Planning Diesel Hybrid for EVO XI
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File this under hard to believe. According to a recent report Mitsubishi has scrapped plans to build a hybrid EVO in favor of a diesel hybrid EVO. AutoCar is reporting that a gasoline hybrid project based on the PX-MiEV concept was recently junked in favor of this new direction for the EVO XI. Using a… Continue Reading...

Range_e Range Rover Hybrid Coming in 2013

Range_e Range Rover Hybrid Coming in 2013
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Land Rover has announced that its first hybrid models will arrive 2013 and has unveiled the Range_e, a concept based on the Range Rover Sport, but using a hybrid diesel powertrain. Tests for the hybrid models will begin later this year with a production date set for 2013 – coinciding with a complete overhaul of… Continue Reading...

Geneva 2010: Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid to be Europe’s First Diesel Hybrid

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Geneva 2010: Mercedes E300 BlueTEC Hybrid to be Europe’s First Diesel Hybrid
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The E300 BlueTEC Hybrid is set to be Europe’s first diesel hybrid when it goes on sale at the end of next year as a 2011. Powered by the E250 CDI’s 2.2-liter diesel with 204-hp, it gets an additional 15 kW (20-hp) electric motor and lithium-ion battery that assist in powering the car, charging up… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: Mercedes Confirms Two New Hybrids for North America

Detroit 2010: Mercedes Confirms Two New Hybrids for North America
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With the launch of two hybrid models in 2009, Mercedes-Benz has announced it will add two more hybrids to its lineup starting in 2011. More impressive, is that neither is a run-of-the-mill type of hybrid. Due out first is the E300 BlueTec Hybrid, based on the new E-Class model. It will be a hybrid and… Continue Reading...