Plug-in Hybrid range
The combination of internal combustion engine and electric motor offers our customers the best of two worlds: In the city, they can drive for up to 33 km on all-electric power dependent on the vehicle; on long distances they additionally benefit from the ranges of the combustion engine. In this way, hybrid technology leads our customers gradually to electric mobility.
Advances in battery technology will also result in greater ranges in the coming years: We will present the next generation of plug-in hybrid technology with the facelift of the S 500 e as early as in 2017, achieving all-electric ranges of more than 50 km for the first time. (S 500 e: Fuel consumption, combined cycle: 2.8 l/ 100 km; CO2 emissions, combined: 65 g/km)
Our hybrid initiative is decisively facilitated by our modular hybrid concept for Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles: It has a scalable design and can be carried over to a host of model series and body styles as well as to left-hand-drive and right-hand-drive variants. City streets, country roads or motorways – thanks to an intelligent operating strategy, our vehicles are able to recognise the driving situation and tailor the fuel consumption and comfort functions to it. Learn where we are in terms of hybridisation and what is still to come in future here.
The GEN 3 hybrid powertrain
The plug-in product initiative at Mercedes-Benz is in full swing: Today, we already have eight plug-in hybrids in our product range, and by 2017 there will be ten. We will set the next milestone with the launch of our new hybrid powertrain of the third generation (GEN 3) in the E 350 e in autumn 2016. (E 350 e: Fuel consumption, combined cycle: 2.5-2.1 l/ 100 km; CO2 emissions, combined: 57-49 g/km)