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Mercedes to Offer Range of Hybrid Options on C-Class Models

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Mercedes will offer a hybrid option on just about every model of its next generation C-Class cars, Autocar reports.

Mercedes’ small sedan is due to for a major redesign in 2013, and it will come with a wide range of fuel-efficient engine options. Only the tire-shredding AMG performance model will be exempt.

Oil prices have recently surged to more than $105 per barrel due to the recent unrest in the Mideast and disaster in Japan. This will likely translate to higher prices at the fuel pump for US drivers, and that means more people will be looking for fuel-efficient alternatives.

Oil prices, of course, aren’t the only motivator for purchasing a hybrid car. According to a recent Gallup study, over half of the Americans polled said they worry about global warming.

Last year, Mercedes-Benz sold almost 125 percent more S400 hybrids than in 2009, so it’s only natural that the automaker would seek to expand its share of the green car market.

One of the major motivators for developing new hybrids is a looming deadline for new government mandates for fuel efficiency. By 2016 every automaker’s lineup must average at least 34.1 mpg. Many automakers are turning to hybrid technology as a quick way to boost their fleet’s fuel efficiency.

Another option for improving fuel efficiency is clean diesel technology. In Europe, diesel-powered cars make up a large segment of the market and most European automakers have already invested heavily in improving that technology.

Mercedes will likely hedge its bets by offering hybrid, diesel and maybe even diesel hybrid options on its cars. But it’s difficult to predict at this point which engines will ultimately find their way into Mercedes’ US showrooms.

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