Pope to get new Mercedes M-Class hybrid - report

 Pope to get new Mercedes M-Class hybrid - report
Mercedes G 500 Cabrio Popemobile

Will likely have plug-in hybrid technology

To celebrate Pope Benedict's return to Germany, Mercedes is reportedly developing a new Popemobile based on the 2012 M-Class.

Reports indicate the model will be a hybrid that can travel up to 16 miles (25.7 km/h) on electricity alone. This seems to imply the vehicle will be a plug-in hybrid that adopts the 3.5-liter V6 and 60 PS (44 kW / 59 hp) electric motor from the Mercedes Vision S 500 Plug-in Hybrid concept.

The new Popemobile could be completed later this year, so stay tuned for additional information.

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@norther - lol !
Jun 22, 2011 7:35 am
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wow.. now religion and green power can really save the world.
Jun 21, 2011 8:04 pm
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I think using a plug-in hybrid for the popemobile is a good idea. Most of the time it is travelling at a low speed, so it won't emit much from using electric power. Then there is the V6 which kicks in when they need to make a quick getaway. ;)
Jun 21, 2011 4:59 pm
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