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2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid is the first European full Hybrid vehicle to be offered in the U.S. Featuring V8-like power with four-cylinder fuel economy, the ML450 Hybrid features two electric motors and a 275-hp V6 gasoline engine that work together to provide impressive Hybrid power, fuel economy of 20 miles per gallon around town and 24 mpg on the highway. (continued below)

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2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

ML450 Hybrid Features V8-Like Power with Four-Cylinder Fuel Economy

Source: Mercedes-Benz | Published: Sun Aug 08, 2010

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The ML450 Hybrid fulfills the same crash test requirements and offers outstanding active safety with stability control systems such as ESP, ABS and BAS, as well as 4MATIC all-wheel drive. The integration of the Hybrid technology has been engineered to require no additional packaging space that would compromise comfort or functionality. The space available in the passenger cabin is as generous as before and the trunk capacity remains fully intact. From the outside, the ML450 Hybrid is recognizable by its modified hood, the BlueEFFICIENCY logo on the fender and by the Hybrid badge on its tailgate.

The ML450 Hybrid Boasts 46 Percent Better Fuel Economy

The new Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid uses a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine, optimized via the Atkinson cycle, two magneto-electric motors and sophisticated Hybrid electronics to produce 46 percent better fuel economy than a comparable V8-powered ML550 model. Integrated within the modified automatic transmission, each electric motor serves a specific purpose. Dedicated to pulling away under electric power, the motor on the transmission output shaft generates 80 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque.

Located closer to the gasoline engine, the second electric motor is set up specifically for acceleration and is rated at 83 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque. Working with both electric motors when full power is needed, the ML450 Hybrid has a total system performance of 335 hp and 381 lb-ft. of torque.

The electric motors are powered by a liquid-cooled, 288-volt nickel-metal-hydride battery that's enclosed under the rear cargo floor. A powerful computer controls the Hybrid system, recalculating the best operating mode 160 times a second. Capable of up to 50 million calculations per second, the system works to maintain an ideal balance between fuel economy and performance.

During parking and low-speed operation, the ML450 Hybrid runs on the electric drive only. The ML450 Hybrid can drive solely on electric power up to a maximum speed of 34 mph. On hard acceleration, the gasoline engine is started automatically, and it works seamlessly with the two electric motors for excellent performance. The Hybrid system includes a convenient start-stop function that turns off the gasoline engine - for example, when coasting up to a red light - and re-starts it during acceleration.

During braking and coasting, the electric motor acts as a generator, slowing the SUV and recovering kinetic energy. Under heavy braking, the vehicle's conventional brakes also come into play. Recovered energy is stored in the battery and re-used whenever the SUV runs only on the electric motors.

Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type V6 + 2 Electric Motors
Displacement 213 cu in (3495 cc)
Power 275 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 3000-5500 rpm
Redline 6500 rpm
Electric Power 80 + 83 hp
Electric Torque 192 + 173 lb-ft
Driveline All Wheel Drive
Transmission 8 Speed Automatic
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Disc - Ventilated Disc
Tire Size Front - Rear 255/50 R19
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 188.2 in
Width 76.3 in
Height 71.5 in
Curb Weight 5247 lbs
0-60 7.8 s
1/4 Mile n/a
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed 130 mph
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway 20/24 mpg
Origin & Price
Origin Germany
Base Retail Price (MSRP) $55,790

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