A standard version of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has managed to travel a whopping 1,968 km on a single tank of fuel, from Africa to the United Kingdom.
A British journalist named Andrew Frankel has managed to travel a whopping 1,968 km on a single tank of fuel in a Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid. The vehicle in question was standard and the journalist managed to average 3.1 liters / 100 km (73.6 mpg). According to the car manufacturer, the trip started in Tangier, Northern Africa, and it went across two continents and four countries, in three time zones. The “adventure” lasted 27 hours and Frankel eventually arrived at Goodwood after covering 1,968 km (1,223 miles).
The Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid has been equipped with an optional larger 80-liter fuel tank, which costs, in the United Kingdom, 100 GBP (125 euros). The car was powered by a standard diesel engine, rated at 204 HP (150 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque, backed up by a 27 HP (20 kW) electric motor. The 0 to 100 km/h sprint stands at 7.5 seconds and top speed at 241 km/h (150 mph). Prices for the model start at 39,880 GBP, in the UK.