Bionic car better than hybrids

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId 5958
DaimlerChrysler Unveils "Bionic" Car
Date Posted 06-07-2005
DCX Bionic Car
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Inspired by the look of the Boxfish, this ultraefficient diesel car can get up to 70 mph according to DaimlerChrysler.
WASHINGTON - DaimlerChrysler, the German-American automaker, on Tuesday unveiled a four-passenger diesel concept car the company says can meet tough new U.S. emissions standards while delivering fuel economy of up to 70 miles per gallon.
The so-called Bionic Car is powered by a 140-horsepower, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbodiesel fitted with a particulate filter and a new device DaimlerChrysler calls a "selective catalytic reduction" system designed to help clean up exhaust emissions.
The company said the design inspiration for the Bionic Car was a fish called the boxfish - also the development code name for the concept vehicle.
The Bionic Car was the focal point of a DaimlerChrysler technology demonstration here called Impact on America.
What this means to you: If you're convinced that hybrids are the only hope for the future, DaimlerChrysler wants to prove that diesels aren't dead just yet.
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This is a link to a site that displays the picture of the Bionic Car:
http://www.germancarfans.com/news.cfm/newsid/2050607.004/pageview/photo/photo/1/page/1/lang/eng/mercedes/1.html
greek_philosophizer wrote:

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Man,that is one ugly machine!If it didn't have the Mercedes star,who would really be interested or impressed?
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I thought it was Nemo
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The article has a really stupid conclusion also, as it seems to suggests that diesels and hybrids are mutually exclusive, which they are definitely not.
Look for diesel hybrids coming soon to a dealer near you.
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Nahhhh! I do not see any point at all for any type of hybrids, with the fuel mileage that diesel get. Hybrid technology is an unnecessary complication that is just not worth it. Though if it makes people more accepting of diesels then I guess why not...
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Were in a Mercedes forum and you are suggesting that they shouldn't go for unnecessary complication?
Mercedes cars are all about unnecessary complication!
DB is planning on Diesel hybrids FYI.
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GOOD point! :)

Yeh, that's why I'm staying with my 1966 w110, even the w123 has someone nonesense i don't care for :)

Yeh, I heard, if they get 80mpg then that'll be interesting.
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