- Jan 28, 2009
Mercedes-Benz rumored to be working on hybrid sportscar
Mercedes hopes to gain experience with the KERS hybrid system that's currently making its way into Formula 1 racing, where the German marque has been doing quite well over the last few years. Teamed with a 3.5L V6 engine, preliminary reports suggest that the hybrid SLK could get up to 40 miles per gallon on the European cycle while also being able to accelerate the coupe to 60 miles per hour in under 5 seconds. They could sure use the efficiency boost.
[Source: Auto Express]