Mercedes Launches New Plug-in Hybrid CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake, GLA

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.

Source: Daimler

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