Three new plug-in hybrid compact models from Mercedes-Benz can be ordered in spring 2020.
It is about the CLA 250 e Coupé, CLA 250 e Shooting Brake and GLA 250 e with the new EQ Power system comprising a 1.33-liter 4-cylinder petrol (gasoline) engine and an electric motor.
The models’ highlights are the following:
- electric operating ranges of 71-79 km (44-49 mi) NEDC-rated;
- electric output 75 kW;
- system output 160 kW;
- system torque 450 Nm (332 lb-ft);
- AC charging system up to 7.4 kW;
- DC charging system up to 24 kW;
- 8G-DCT dual-clutch transmission;
- no separate 12-volt starter, the combustion engine is started by the electric motor for the first time on a Mercedes vehicle;
- 15.6-kWh lithium-ion high-voltage battery;
- innovative exhaust system;
- available new “Electric” and “Battery Level” drive programs;
- comfort, ECO, Sport modes;
- 90% of everyday driving in all-electric mode;
- Mercedes me Charge service;
- towing capacity at 1600 kg / 3527 lb (braked).
Consumption figures (combined)
- CLA 250 e Coupé (NEDC test): 1.5-1.4 l/100 km (fuel)*, 35-31 g/km (CO2), 15.1-15.0 kWh/100 km (electricity);
- CLA 250 e Shooting Brake (NEDC test): 1.6-1.4 l/100 km (fuel), 37-33 g/km (CO2), 15.4-14.8 kWh/100 km (electricity);
- GLA 250 e (WLTP): 1.8-1.6 l/100 km (fuel), 42-38 g/km ( CO2), 16.1-15.5 kWh/100 km (electricity).
*1 l/100 km = 235.2 (US), 282.5 mpg (Imperial).
The average ratio NEDC/EPA is 1.428 with a standard deviation of 0.161; WLTP/EPA is 1.121 with 0.092 of deviation.
Order books for these three PHEV versions open in spring 2020. The market launch in Europe follows in a few weeks.