Mercedes Diesel Plug-in Hybrid

Car India - - BULLETIN -

Mercedes -Ben zhave con­firmed a new diese lelec­tric plug-in hybrid is in the pipe­line. The pow­er­train is based on the OM654 diesel en­gine and an ex­ter­nally charge­able hybrid sys­tem.

The new hybrid tech­nol­ogy is based on the third­gen­er­a­tion plug-in hy­brids first seen in the S 560 e shown last year in Frank­furt. It will see the four­cylin­der turbo-diesel en­gine paired with 90 kW (122 PS) and 440 Nm of elec­tric out­put. With a larger 13.5-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, it has an in­tended pure elec­tric range of about 50 km. The new on­board charger in­creases charg­ing ca­pac­ity to 7.2 kW, twice as much as ear­lier, which means a full charge from the wall­box in about two hours; with a do­mes­tic socket tak­ing seven hours.

Power de­liv­ery is taken care of by the lat­est 9G-Tronic hybrid au­to­matic trans­mis­sion. The drive sys­tem also ben­e­fits from a fur­ther im­proved in­tel­li­gent drive man­age­ment which can use data from the nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem, radar sen­sor, and cam­era to look ahead and adapt it­self to the speed and route pro­file. The new driv­e­train could well ar­rive in the new C-Class.

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