Mercedes-Benz introduced a hybrid version of the A-class and B-class

Mercedes-Benz introduced a hybrid version of the A-class and B-class

August 20, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The German automaker is already taking orders for electrified A-class sedans / hatchbacks; for the B250e minivan, order acceptance will start in the coming weeks.

A hybrid powerplant is now available in the A-class hatchback / sedan and B-class minivan. Greener versions of these models are designated 250e. New items do not differ much in appearance – the main difference is the presence of an additional fuel tank cap on the other rear wing, which serves to charge a 15.6 kWh battery.

At the core of the 250e hybrid engine is the same four-cylinder 1.33-liter turbocharged gasoline engine that is under the hood of conventional models.

It produces 158 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque and works with a 101 hp electric motor. and 300 Nm of torque. The total power of the hybrid powertrain is 215 hp. (450 Nm). The transmission is an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

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It is reported that in a more environmentally friendly version of the A-class, acceleration to the first 100 kph will be 6.6 seconds, for the B-class – this time will increase to 6.8 seconds. In terms of top speed, the hatchback and minivan have a top speed of 240 km / h. In pure electric mode, all three models accelerate to a speed of 140 km / h.

 The water-cooled battery weighs approximately 150 kg and provides an A250e hatchback with a range of 60 to 68 km using the modern WLTP measurement cycle. In a sedan, this figure is from 61 to 69 km.

The German automaker is already taking orders for electrified A-class models, for the B250e, order acceptance will start in the coming weeks. The price of the A250e hatchback starts at 36,943 euros, followed by a sedan with a base price of 37,300 euros, and for the initial version of the minivan they will ask for 37,663 euros.