Mercedes-Benz and smart on e-mission in Montafon.
Up hill and down dale.
At this year’s Silvretta E-Car Rally, seven electrified models from the group will show that they are not only able to shine with concentrated efficiency in an urban environment.
For the first time in this competition up hill and down dale, the current Mercedes-Benz plug-in triad will compete with each other.
The smart electric drive has taken part in the Silvretta E-Car Rally right from the start. And it enjoys unbroken success. It is not for nothing that this electric city runabout is Germany’s most successful electric car for the third time in succession. The market launch of the new smart fortwo and forfour is fully under way right now. Their electric variants will follow in 2016. The B-Class Electric Drive is taking up this Alpine challenge for the second time this year, and of course the Mercedes-AMG SLS Coupé Electric Drive will also take part.B-Class Electric Drive: Combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km; Power consumption weighted: 17.9-16.6 kWh/100 km.* Mercedes-AMG SLS Coupé Electric Drive: Combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km; Power consumption weighted: 26.8 kWh/100km.*
Daimler with seven vehicles at the start.
The Silvretta High Alpine Road in Austria’s Montafon region is considered to be one of the most beautiful panoramic roads in the Alps. Also this year it will be the setting for the legendary Silvretta Rally that will feature some 150 vintage cars and 30 locally emission-free electric cars. With a total distance of 366 kilometres, ascents of more than 2,000 metres in altitude and slopes whose gradients in some cases exceed 16 percent, the Silvretta E-Car Rally presents a challenging terrain for the drivers taking part in the 3-day event. Mercedes-Benz and smart have taken part in the Silvretta E-Car Rally since its inception, and are there for the sixth time in succession in 2015 – and once again they have the largest fleet in the E-Car Rally with seven electric and hybrid vehicles: Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive (two vehicles), C 350 e, S 500 e, GLE 500 e 4MATIC as well as the smart BRABUS electric drive cabriolet and the Mercedes-AMG SLS Coupé Electric Drive.
C 350 e: Fuel consumption combined: 2.4-2.1 l/100km; combined CO₂ emissions: 55-48 g/km; Power consumption weighted: 11.9-11.0 kWh/100km.* S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID: Fuel consumption combined: 2.8 l/100km; combined CO₂ emissions: 65 g/km; Power consumption weighted: 13.5 kWh/100km.* GLE 500 e 4MATIC: Fuel consumption combined: 3.3 l/100km; combined CO₂ emissions: 78 g/km; Power consumption weighted: 16.7 kWh/100km.* smart BRABUS electric drive cabrio: Combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km; Power consumption weighted: 16.3 kWh/100 km.*
The “road to emission-free driving”.
The electrification roll-out of Mercedes-Benz and smart continues non-stop. Daimler AG is smoothing the “road to emission-free driving” with highly efficient vehicles powered by internal combustion engines, electric cars with batteries for the city and urban environment, and with Plug-In Hybrid vehicles for longer journeys, mixed route profiles and larger vehicles. From the smart to the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and S-Class, and right up to the Mercedes-AMG SLS sports car plus commercial vehicles: electromobility is a fixed component of the product strategy.
A new product launch every four months.
There is currently a very strong focus on the Mercedes-Benz Plug-In Hybrid initiative: by 2017 there will be ten models on the market – which means a new product launch every four months on average. Following the S 500 e presented last year and the C 350 e launched successfully in March 2015, the GLE 500 e 4MATIC due in August will be the third model in dealer showrooms. All three Plug-In Hybrid versions will undergo exciting challenges during the Silvretta.
In addition, Daimler is giving the participants in the annual Silvretta E-Car Rally an outlook on a further model in its hybrid product initiative: a compact SUV, the GLC 350 e 4MATIC.
GLC 350 e 4MATIC: Fuel consumption combined: 2.6 l/100km; combined CO₂ emissions: 60 g/km; Power consumption weighted: 20 kWh/100km.*