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GERMANY: Mercedes S-Class gets a diesel electric engine

By just-auto.com editorial team | 25 July 2005

Mercedes-Benz will show a diesel hybrid version of its new S-Class upper-premium sedan at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

The S-Class hybrid concept likely will be an evolution of Mercedes' P1/2 hybrid system that debuted at the Detroit motor show in January on an outgoing S-Class model.

Mercedes' parent DaimlerChrysler is co-operating with General Motors to develop hybrid technology. Mercedes' role is to focus on hybrid drives for rear-wheel luxury vehicles.

At the IAA, Mercedes also will show a CLK premium roadster with a mild hybrid powertrain with an integrated starter generator.

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