Mercedes-Benz A-Class and B-Class plug-in hybrid variants have arrived in Frankfurt. They are the first models with such a propulsion system in the German premium carmaker’s portofolio.
The two bear the names of Mercedes-Benz A 250 e and B 250 e and get the EQ Power logo, together with an electric engine and a 1.33-liter 4-cylinder engine, developed in partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance.
Mercedes took to Frankfurt the A-Class sedan in a plug-in hybrid variant. Its engine is integrated in the 8-speed double-clutch automatic gearbox.
The total system output is fo 218 horssepower and the torque is of 450 Nm. The system is coupled to the 8F-DCT automatic transmission.
A high-voltage battery with a capacity of approximately 15.6 kWh, mounted under the rear seats, without an impact on the boot volume, stores the energy and provides the cars with a range of up to 69 kilometers. The water-cooled battery, supplied by Daimler-Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE, weighs 150 kilograms.
The new Mercedes-Benz A 250 e and B 250 e will arrive in showrooms by the end of the year.