Mercedes alone against the rest of the world? At the time where the diesel plays its survival – its sales will continue to decline, the firm at the star announces the arrival of a version plug-in hybrid diesel. If the process does not lack challenge, Mercedes believes, as Carlos Tavares, president of PSA group, the modern diesel has won the technology battle but lost the policy. The alliance of this type of drive and the electricity contributes to accelerate the reduction of CO2 emissions and makes the very ambitious objectives of the european Commission more easily accessible.

C300de recharges in 1 hour 30 on a wallbox. DaimlerAG – Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars Overall photos by Daniel Maurer on behalf of Daimler AG

In the Mercedes, the plug-in hybrid diesel is that one of the parts of a large programme of electrification which will also by the mild hybrid (48 v), the hybridization gasoline and the models that are 100 % electric. By 2022, the German firm aims for the electrification of the whole of his production, which represents a total of 130 variants. As of next year, the sedans (C Class, E and S) will have access to a rechargeable hybrid drivetrain (gasoline or diesel) of the third generation. Their main feature is the standardization of components to reduce costs and development times.

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petrol or diesel Engine, the sedans share the same automatic transmission 9 reports. The latter includes a module power of 90 kW (122 hp) powered by a lithium-ion battery pack with cells nickel-manganese-cobalt (Li-NMC) and has a capacity of 13.5 kWh. The C and E Class badged “300de” are distinguished by the use of a 4-cylinder 2-liter turbo diesel of 194 horses. The cumulative power spring 306 hp while the torque reaches the value up to an impressive 700 Nm from 1 400 r/min. The consumption approved does not exceed 1.6 l/100 km, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 38 to 42 g/km according to the facilities for the C, from 41 to 44 g/km for E.

Various strategies to conduct because of the battery placed under the rear seat, the trunk is bereft of 170 litres. DaimlerAG – Global Communications Mercedes-Benz Cars Overall photos by Daniel Maurer on behalf of Daimler AG

Mercedes hopes that the standard WLTP will not exceed 50 g. A threshold below which companies benefit from a total exemption of the tax on company cars (TVS). In the course of the study, incentives could increase the value of this technology.

A brief trial run in the suburbs of Stuttgart has shown that it was possible to ride everyday in all-electric mode, provided it does not exceed distances of 57 km and do not crush the accelerator pedal to return effort, which has the effect of moderating the thermal engine. However, it is possible to push the peaks up to 130 km/h in silence. As for the large-rounders, they will benefit from the diesel effect to display a range of more than 1 000 km.

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The driver can also play on the various strategies of driving to recharge the battery by rolling or conserve energy in anticipation of the crossing areas, zero-emission. The battery can also be recharged in 5 hours on a domestic socket, 1: 30 p.m. in the wallbox proposed by Mercedes. The diesel version is also shown more discreet than its counterpart petrol. Convert versions 300de will involve accepting a safe amputation of 170 liters and a mass which is subject to 250 kg.

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