The Mercedes-Benz E 300 e and the E 300 de complete the electrification charge of the company’s new plug-in hybrid models, following in the footsteps of E 350, the spearhead of the third-generation plug-in hybrids in 2016. The E-Class variants keep the new S 560 e and the new C 300 de company in the exclusive efficient sedans of the company.
The Mercedes-Benz E 300 e comes with better dynamics compared to the E 350, rushing from a standstill to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds instead of 6.2 seconds. The all-electric range is now up to 50 kilometers, while E 350 could go as far as 33 kilometers in the NEDC cycle. The E 300 de runs from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds.
Both variants receive the 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission. The drive system puts together the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder petrol engine with an EQ Power of 90 kW for a total output of 320 horsepower, 306 horsepower, respectively. 440 Nm of the total 700-Nm torque is delivered instantly, from a standing start.
The high-voltage battery requires the same amount of space, but is capable of storing far more energy of 13.5 kWh (only 6.4 kWh previously), as a water-cooled on-board charger, with a capacity of 7.4 kW helps it charge from 10 to 100% in approximately 1.5 hours from a Wallbox. It takes five hours to charge it at a conventional domestic power socket.
Five driving programs and four operating modes are available onboard the E 300 e and the E 300 de. The driver can reach the highest efficiency in the Economy or Comfort program, with the help of the data provided by the assistance systems, such as radar sensors, camera and navigation system. The system also anticipates the driving conditions, considering the topography, route and traffic situations, thus precisely calculating the right moment for the driver to come off the accelerator and allow the battery to charge, extending the electric range.
The ECO Assist indicates on the display and inputs a resistance point on the accelerator pedal, so the driver knows exactly how much acceleration is required in order to reduce the operation of the combustion engine. The one behind the steering wheel will thus manage to use the “gliding” function, recuperation and all-electric driving, while receiving the confirmation of the distance covered without engaging the fuel consumption and with zero emissions.
|E 300 e||E 300 de||E 350 e (previous model)|
|Number of cylinders/arrangement/type||4/in-line/petrol||4/in-line/petrol||4/in-line/petrol|
|Output of combustion engine (kW/hp at rpm)||155/211 at 5500||143/194 at 3800||155/211 at 5500|
|Torque of combustion engine (Nm at rpm)||350 at 1200-4000||400 at 1600-2800||350 at 1200-4000|
|Output of electric motor (kW)||90||90||65|
|System output (kW/hp)||235/320||225/306||210/286|
|System torque (Nm)||700||700||550|
|Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h (seconds)||5.7||5.9||6.2|
|Top speed (km/h)||250||250||250|
|Top speed, electric (km/h)||over 130||over 130||over 130|
|Fuel consumption combined (l/100 km)||2||1.6||2.1|
|Combined CO2 (g/km)||45||44-41||49|
|Total battery capacity (kWh)||13.5||13.5||6.4|
|Combined electrical consumption (kW/100 km)||14.5||19.7 (Estate) 18.7 (saloon)||11.5|
|Electric range (km)||up to 50||up to 50||up to 33|