Mercedes E300e and E300de PHEVs combine electrical energy with gasoline and diesel

Mercedes-Benz continues its electrification offensive with two new plug-in hybrid fashions primarily based on the E-Class.

They’re known as E300e and E300de and use gasoline and diesel engines, respectively. Each are aimed on the similar sort of shoppers: hard-working drivers who need consolation over lengthy distances and a zero emissions program in metropolis facilities. Changing the earlier E350e, the E300e makes use of a 2.Zero-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 211 hp (208 hp), a 90 kW (122 hp / 121 hp) electrical motor and a 13.5 kWh battery.

The result’s a 320 hp (316 hp) system energy and a mixed torque of 700 Nm (516 lb-ft). Because of this, the E300e is quicker than its predecessor. Zero-100 km / h (Zero-62 mph) takes 5.7 seconds and the utmost velocity is restricted to 250 km / h (155 mph).

Extra importantly, its 100% electrical vary is 50 km (31 miles) from the 33 km E350e. Lastly, the declared common gasoline consumption (NEDC) is 2 liters / 100 km, with corresponding CO2 emissions of 45 g / km.

The E300de, in the meantime, is supplied with a 2.Zero-liter turbo diesel growing 194 hp (191 hp) and the identical electrical motor and the identical battery as its gasoline counterpart. The ability and torque of the system are related: 306 hp (302 hp) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft), respectively. The dash from Zero to 100 km / h (Zero to 62 mph) takes 5.9 seconds and the vary in EV mode is as excessive as 54 km (33.5 miles).

The mixed gasoline consumption is estimated at 1.6 l / 100 km (147 mpg US), with CO2 emissions of 44 to 41 g / km. Not like the E300e, which is obtainable solely as a sedan, the E300de can be utilized in each sedan and wagon physique types.

In each hybrid fashions, the electrical motor is situated within the hybrid traction head of the 9-speed Tronic 9G automated transmission and offers 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) from a standing begin.

The battery might be charged from 10 to 100% of the SoC (state of cost) in about an hour and a half in a wall field, because of a 7.four kW water-cooled on-board charger. With a traditional family outlet, it takes about 5 hours to cost the battery.

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