Mercedes-Benz Fleet Fuel Consumption Drops in 2013

After sadly leading the German trio of premium car manufacturers in terms of making the least fuel efficient cars not even half a decade ago, Mercedes-Benz has really upped the ante when it comes to fuel economy in recent years.
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With the Mercedes-Benz European car fleet having average emissions of just 134 g CO2/km in 2013, an improvement of 6 grams was observed compared with the preceding year.

In case this doesn't sound impressive enough, keep in mind that 134 grams of CO2 per kilometer translate into an average fuel consumption of just 5.4 liters per 100 km (43.6 mpg) for the entire European fleet.

“With our model initiative we want to be the leading premium manufacturer by 2020 again”, said Prof. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Group Research and Development Mercedes-Benz Cars. “Thanks to our technology initiative, we have already achieved it in terms of efficiency: in almost all segments, we offer our customers vehicles with best-in-class emissions.”

Currently, Mercedes-Benz offers at least 50 models that emit less than 120 g CO2/km and no less than 71 models that emit less than 130 g CO2/km. This would translate in over 121 models that wear the three-pointed star and have an average fuel economy of 5.6 liters per 100 km (42 mpg).

If that isn't mighty impressive, also thinking about all the V8s and V12s AMG models in the Mercedes-Benz lineup, then we don't know what is. Not to mention the fact that the three-pointed star currently has the largest lineup of electric vehicles in the entire automotive industry, with no less than eight different models and more on the way in the nearby future.
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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