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Performance hybrid technology.

Plug-in hybrids offer customers the best of both worlds: in town they run in all-electric mode, while on long journeys they benefit from the range of the combustion engine. They make the vehicle more efficient overall, because they can firstly recover energy during braking and secondly allow the combustion engine to run in favourable operating ranges. The intelligent, route-based operating strategy activates the electric driving mode where this is most appropriate for the route. It takes into account e.g. navigation data, topography, speed limits and the traffic conditions for the entire planned route. Plug-in hybrids are also an important milestone on the way to emission-free driving. Mercedes-Benz Cars is systematically developing its plug-in hybrids further under the EQ Power label. EQ Power is also a guarantee of exceptional dynamism. EQ Power+ is the name of the performance hybrid technology that Mercedes AMG will use on the road in future, and is already used successfully in Formula 1 today. The latest members of the EQ Power family reinforce the plug-in initiative by Mercedes-Benz: the company aims to extend its offering to more than 20 model variants by 2020.

The Mercedes-Benz A 250 e (W 177) in mountain grey.

A 250 e: Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 1,5–1,4 l/100 km; CO₂‑Emissionen kombiniert: 34–33 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 15,0–14,8 kWh/100 km.¹

More power, more range, more fun.

The hybrid drive units of the models with a longitudinally installed engine are already the third hybrid generation since the introduction of the S 400 Hybrid in 2009. The current electric engine has been redesigned for the 9G-TRONIC plug-in hybrid drives and is designed according to the principle of a permanently excited synchronous motor as an internal rotor. The likewise new, significantly enhanced power electronics have allowed considerable increases in power and torque density. One of the greatest innovations compared with the previous version is the use of a torque converter with integrated lock-up clutch as a starting device, and an additional clutch between the combustion engine and electric motor for all-electric driving.

The Mercedes-Benz S 560 e (V 222) in diamond white bright.

S 560 e: Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 2,6–2,5 l/100 km; CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 59–57 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 20,3–20,0 kWh/100 km.¹

More energy with more density.

A peak output of 90 kW (and even 100 kW for the GLE 350 de 4MATIC) and a starting torque of 440 Nm ensure superior performance even under electric power alone, allowing top speeds above 130 km/h (GLE 350 de 4MATIC: up to 160 km/h). The stator is permanently integrated in the traction head housing, while the rotor is between the power flow of the separating clutch and transmission input. On-demand stator and rotor cooling allow use of the electric motor’s peak and continuous output without any problems.

The Mercedes-Benz plug-In hybrids in the current generation have a purely electric, locally emission-free range of around 50 kilometres. The GLE even manages a range of over 100 kilometres. The rated capacity increased to 13.5 kWh is decisive for this increase in the electric range. The battery of the GLE even has a capacity of 31.2 kWh. The evolution of the cell chemistry from lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePo) to lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt (Li-NMC) made it possible for the cell capacity to be increased from 22 to 37 Ah. The highly efficient battery system comes from the Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. The power electronics are housed in the engine compartment.

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de 4MATIC (W 167) in selenite grey metallic.

GLE 350 de 4MATIC: Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 1,1 l/100 km; CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 29 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 25,4 kWh/100 km.¹

On-board charger with 7.4 kW output: faster charging.

The new on-board charger more than doubles the charging capacity from 3.6 kW to 7.4 kW and strikes an ideal compromise between size, weight and charging capacity. A discharged battery can thus be fully recharged in 1.5 hours at a Wallbox with alternating current (AC), for example in the convenience of one’s own home (GLE: 3 hours 15 minutes). The same is possible in around five hours even at a conventional domestic power socket.

For direct-current charging (DC) the battery in the compact hybrids can be charged from 10 to 80 percent SoC in around 25 minutes. The GLE has a combined charging socket for AC and DC charging. It is located in the left side wall, symmetrical with the fuel flap on the right side of the vehicle. At corresponding DC charging stations, its battery can be charged in approx. 20 minutes (10-80 percent state of charge (SoC)) or in approx. 30 minutes (10-100 percent SoC).

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    EQC 400 4MATIC:
    Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 20,8–19,7 kWh/100 km;
    CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 0 g/km.⁶

On-board charger with 7.4 kW output: faster charging.

The new on-board charger more than doubles the charging capacity from 3.6 kW to 7.4 kW and strikes an ideal compromise between size, weight and charging capacity. A discharged battery can thus be fully recharged in 1.5 hours at a Wallbox with alternating current (AC), for example in the convenience of one’s own home (GLE: 3 hours 15 minutes). The same is possible in around five hours even at a conventional domestic power socket.

For direct-current charging (DC) the battery in the compact hybrids can be charged from 10 to 80 percent SoC in around 25 minutes. The GLE has a combined charging socket for AC and DC charging. It is located in the left side wall, symmetrical with the fuel flap on the right side of the vehicle. At corresponding DC charging stations, its battery can be charged in approx. 20 minutes (10-80 percent state of charge (SoC)) or in approx. 30 minutes (10-100 percent SoC).

Hybrid traction head in torque converter transmission.

The mechanical centrepiece of all the third-generation plug-in hybrids with a longitudinally installed engine is the nine-speed 9G-TRONIC hybrid transmission. This adds a hybrid traction head with an integrated torque converter, a clutch and a powerful electric motor to the familiar automatic torque converter transmission. All of the benefits of the basic transmission are retained, including the exceptional drive comfort, barely perceptible gear shifts, and a high towing capacity. The most powerful version of the basic transmission with a transferable torque of up to 700 Nm is used for hybrid drive, so that the combined power of the combustion engine and electric motor can be used when required. The 9G-TRONIC nine-speed hybrid transmission excels with very high efficiency, and particularly contributes to improved efficiency while driving under electric power.

The Mercedes-Benz C 300 de Estate (S 213) in cavansite blue.

C 300 de T-Modell: Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 1,6–1,5 l/100 km; CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 42–39 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 18,6–16,2 kWh/100 km.¹

Transversely mounted engines.

The vehicles belonging to Mercedes-Benz’s compact car family feature transversely mounted engines. A compact hybrid traction head has been developed for the 8G-DCT dual clutch transmission which follows the same technical principles as the corresponding component on the vehicles with a longitudinally installed engine. An electric output of 75 kW and a range of up to 77 kilometres are a guarantee of driving pleasure.

It is a permanently excited synchronous motor as an indoor runner. The stator is permanently integrated in the traction head housing, while the low-loss wet clutch is incorporated in the motor’s rotor. On-demand stator and rotor cooling allow use of the electric motor’s peak and continuous output without any problems. For the first time on a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, the combustion engine is started by the electric motor – the compact hybrids do not have a separate 12-volt starter.

The Mercedes-Benz A 250 e Saloon (V 177) in iridium silver metallic.

A 250 e Limousine: Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 1,4 l/100 km; CO₂‑Emissionen kombiniert: 33–32 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 14,8–14,7 kWh/100 km.¹

High system output.

The electric machine achieves 75 kW. Together with the 1.33-litre four-cylinder engine this produces a system output of 160 kW (218 PS) and a system torque of 450 Nm. Thanks to the EQ Power of the electric motor, these vehicles respond to the accelerator very rapidly and deliver impressive performance: for example, the A 250 e takes 6.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h, with a top speed of 235 km/h.

A lithium-ion high-voltage battery with a total capacity of approx. 15.6 kWh is used as an electric energy storage unit. It can be charged at an external electric energy source. The A 250 e and B 250 e can be charged with alternating or direct current. A corresponding vehicle socket is located in the right-hand side wall of the vehicles. This means that the compact plug-in hybrids can be charged at a 7.4 kW Wallbox with alternating current (AC) within 1 h 45 min from 10 to 100 percent SoC (Status of Charge). For direct-current charging (DC) the battery can be charged from 10 to 80 percent SoC in around 25 minutes.

The batteries are supplied by the wholly-owned Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. The high-voltage battery is water-cooled and weighs approx. 150 kilograms.

The Mercedes-Benz B 250 e (W 247) in digital white.

B 250 e: Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 1,6–1,4 l/100 km; CO₂‑Emissionen kombiniert: 36–32 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 15,4–14,7 kWh/100 km.¹

Clever packaging, innovative exhaust system.

An innovative exhaust system makes clever packaging possible: rather than extending to the end of the vehicle, the exhaust ends in a centrally positioned outlet under the vehicle floor, with the rear silencer housed in the transmission tunnel. Integrating the fuel tank into the axle installation space creates room beneath the rear seats for the high-voltage battery. This results in only minimal reduction in boot capacity compared to the sister models without hybrid engines. The aerodynamics likewise benefit from this arrangement, because the underbody is very smooth.

Clever packaging, innovative exhaust system.

An innovative exhaust system makes clever packaging possible: rather than extending to the end of the vehicle, the exhaust ends in a centrally positioned outlet under the vehicle floor, with the rear silencer housed in the transmission tunnel. Integrating the fuel tank into the axle installation space creates room beneath the rear seats for the high-voltage battery.

This results in only minimal reduction in boot capacity compared to the sister models without hybrid engines. The aerodynamics likewise benefit from this arrangement, because the underbody is very smooth.

Better electric performance.

The intelligent, route-based operating strategy activates the electric driving mode where this is most appropriate for the route. For example, it takes into account navigation data, topography, speed limits and the traffic conditions for the entire planned route. The ECO Assistant coaches the driver and helps to save fuel.

With the launch of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) the previous plug-in operating modes of all EQ Power models have been converted to drive programmes. That means that in every Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid the new drive programmes “Electric” and “Battery Level” are available. Maximum e-performance can be experienced in “Electric”. The combustion engine is only engaged if the driver uses kickdown on the accelerator pedal. In the “Electric” programme the recuperation strength can also be selected via paddles behind the steering wheel. The paddles on the steering wheel enable the selection of five different recuperation levels (DAUTO, D+, D, D- and D--).

The interior of the Mercedes-Benz A 250 e (W 177)

Reduced fuel consumption, increased electric range.

Some of the hybrid and electric vehicles of Mercedes-Benz also have a haptic accelerator pedal. This generally helps the driver to achieve an economical and comfortable driving style. A pressure point in the pedal, for example, tells the driver that the maximum electric power is being delivered. If the driver moves the pedal beyond the pressure point, the combustion engine kicks in. A perceptible resistance in the haptic accelerator advises the driver to take their foot off the accelerator. If the driver follows this recommendation, the combustion engine is switched off and decoupled from the powertrain.

Another special feature of the hybrid models: the on-board computer records for how many kilometres/how much time the vehicle travelled without the combustion engine, and shows this in the media display. This motivates the driver to use the electric mode: the reward not only takes the form of reduced fuel consumption, but also an increased electric range.

The Mercedes-Benz E 300 de Estate (S 213) in iridium silver.

E 300 de T-Modell: Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 1,7 l/100 km; CO₂‑Emissionen kombiniert: 44 g/km; Stromverbrauch kombiniert: 19,5 kWh/100 km.¹

Image gallery.

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert Stromverbrauch im kombinierten Testzyklus

Product may vary after press date on 16.09.2019.

1 Die angegebenen Werte wurden nach dem vorgeschriebenen Messverfahren ermittelt. Es handelt sich um die „NEFZ-CO₂-Werte“ i. S. v. Art. 2 Nr. 1 Durchführungsverordnung (EU) 2017/1153. Die Kraftstoffverbrauchswerte wurden auf Basis dieser Werte errechnet. Der Stromverbrauch wurde auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

4 Angaben zu Kraftstoffverbrauch, Stromverbrauch und CO₂-Emissionen sind vorläufig und wurden vom Technischen Dienst für das Zertifizierungsverfahren nach Maßgabe des WLTP-Prüfverfahrens ermittelt und in NEFZ-Werte korreliert. Eine EG-Typgenehmigung und Konformitätsbescheinigung mit amtlichen Werten liegen noch nicht vor. Abweichungen zwischen den Angaben und den amtlichen Werten sind möglich.

6 Stromverbrauch und Reichweite wurden auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Stromverbrauch und Reichweite sind abhängig von der Fahrzeugkonfiguration. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

7 Angaben zu Stromverbrauch und Reichweite sind vorläufig und wurden vom Technischen Dienst für das Zertifizierungsverfahren nach Maßgabe der UN/ECE-Regelung Nr. 101 ermittelt. Die EG-Typgenehmigung und eine Konformitätsbescheinigung mit amtlichen Werten liegen noch nicht vor. Abweichungen zwischen den Angaben und den amtlichen Werten sind möglich.