Mercedes is testing the performance of the hybrid system under the hood of the C-Class

Mercedes is testing the performance of the hybrid system under the hood of the C-Class

April 4, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The German company brought to the test plug-in hybrid Mercedes C-Class. The cover of the charging port is hidden on the rear wing on the driver’s side. In the upper left corner of the windshield there is a yellow mark, also indicating that this prototype is electrified.

The C-Class with the plug-in hybrid module will be built on the MRA2 platform. Probably, its wheelbase will increase slightly in length to provide more space in the cabin. The appearance of the model is hidden under camouflage. However, no significant changes are expected. Headlights, apparently, have become smaller. In the center of the front grille there is a sensor that transmits information to the driver assistance systems.

By the end of 2020, Mercedes plans to release 20 models with a plug-in hybrid module. Among them are C-, E- and S-Class. All of them will receive batteries at 13.5 kW / h. It is expected that in a fully electric mode, the Mercedes C-Class can travel up to 50 km. Weight gain associated with the installation of the battery and electric motor will be minimal.

The new Mercedes C-Class will be introduced next year. The plug-in hybrid is expected to join the lineup a few months after that.