The range of electric vehicles has expanded.
Mercedes-Benz introduced the first hybrid version of their models A-Class and B-Class, extending its electrified lineup. In the sale of novelty will appear this fall, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to autonews.ua.
Two new variants feature a 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and electric motor power 101 HP the Total power of the transmission Power EQ-badged is 215 HP and 450 Nm.
Li-ion battery with a capacity of 15.6 kWh provides an electric range of 56 to 67 km in the test cycle WLTP, depending on body and options. To grow from 10-80% capacity hybrids can in 25 minutes with a rapid charger. Household wall outlet with a capacity of 7.4 kW will give a full charge from 10% for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
Change in performance compared to the standard A250 and B250 minimal. A250e will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds, 0.4 seconds slower than the lighter petrol variant. B250e covers the same sprint in 6.8 seconds. Maximum speed is 235 km/h for hatchbacks and 240 km/h for wagons.
Drivers are told how to reduce fuel consumption
The new battery adds 150 kg to the weight of each car. But Mercedes says that the redirected exhaust system and relocation of the fuel tank means that the space in the Luggage compartment is only slightly smaller than the A-Class and B-Class with a traditional motor.