Brabus Zero Emission to be unveiled at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
High-performance after-market tuning company, Brabus, one known to churn out some pretty interesting Mercedes-Benz cars before, has finally finished work on its newest hybrid. Based on the Mercedes E 220 CDI, the Brabus Zero Emission project vehicle Hybrid will debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. Sporting an efficient direct-injection diesel with Brabus Eco tuning and two electric wheel hub motors, the car was brought into being by the Brabus Zero Emission business division, in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety and sports a combined peak power output of 160 kW and a total peak torque of 1,600 Nm (1,180 lb-ft), giving it 120 kilometers (75 miles) of Co2 free driving. In sports-mode, the car delivers 80 kilometers (50 miles) and shoots to the 62mph mark in a good 7.4 seconds.
A great car to drive around economically with a bunch of added on features a stock Mercedes would lack, this Brabus green version of the popular E Class series takes the cake when it comes to getting around efficiently and comfortably with leisure and luxury in tow.