Error parsing XSLT file: \xslt\FacebookOpenGraph.xslt FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: Merc reveals remarkable petrol hybrid engine
Cookies on Businesscar

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Business Car website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookies at any time

BusinessCar magazine website email Awards mobile

The start point for the best source of fleet information

FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW: Merc reveals remarkable petrol hybrid engine

Date: 11 September 2007

Just when you thought the whole world was turning diesel, Mercedes comes up with a new petrol-powered powertrain.

Unveiled in the swanky F700 concept that looks conspicuously like the future of S-class, the all-new 1.8-litre petrol hybrid offers the performance of a large 3.5-litre V6, but with vastly superior economy and emissions that would give even the finest diesels a decent run for their money.

The show car is said to average 53.3mpg yet sprints to 60mph in under 7.5 seconds, while the 1.8-litre uses direct injection and turbocharging plus electric motors to boost power to 258PS.

Other technological breakthroughs starring on the F700 include the ability to read the road with infrared sensors and adjust its suspension accordingly to ensure that ride comfort always remains paramount.

Mercedes will replace the current S-class come 2012.