Pace versus Space: BMW and Mercedes Hybrids

BMW ActiveHybrid 5
BMW ActiveHybrid 5
New mid-size hybrid cars from BMW and Mercedes take very different approaches to getting the best from an electric motor’s assistance

They may be arch rivals, but German prestige brands BMW and Mercedes-Benz see the world rather differently. For evidence, look no further than the pair of mid-size hybrid cars that will be offered by the two manufacturers this year.

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Would You Pay 1 Million for a Hybrid Car?

Pininfarina Cambiano
Pininfarina Cambiano

Buying a super-car needs a lot of cash. You can hardly surprise car nuts with high prices on multi-cylinder high-performance cars. Bugattis and McLarens with 7-figure price tags? We’ve seen it all before.

Now, what would you say about a hybrid-super-car costing 1 million Euros? It’s a possibility. The Pininfarina Cambiano concept, which was displayed at the Geneva Motor Show along with other green cars, could go into

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