Mercedes-Benz will offer a hybrid version of every volume model

Article by Christian A., on September 23, 2014

It’s not a secret that every carmaker is planning to offer more and more hybrid vehicles across their lineups and Mercedes-Benz seems to follow the same path. In a recent interview, Mercedes-Benz’ r&d chief Thomas Weber revealed the fact that the German company will offer a plug-in hybrid version of every volume model.

Mercedes-Benz is already offering a hybrid version of the current S-Class and it is currently working on hybrid versions of the C-Class as well as the next-generation of the E-Class. In addition, the next-generation GLK which will be called GLC will also receive a plug-in hybrid version, just like the new M-Class which will be known as GLE-Class.

By 2017, Mercedes-Benz will launch 10 plug-in hybrid models. What’s more interesting is that the upcoming hybrid vehicles based on the rear-wheel-arrive architecture will use common parts in order to cut costs. Station wagons and SUVs will feature a flatter battery pack in order to create an even loading floor, according to Weber.

By 2020, Mercedes-Benz will also offer hybrid versions of the A-Class, CLA and GLA. The latest hybrid model introduced by Mercedes-Benz is the S550 Plug-In Hybrid, powered by a 3.0-liter biturbo V6 petrol engine complemented by an intelligent hybrid drive.

The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 436 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, enough to push the vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 5.2 seconds. Using the energy from the 8.7 kWh lithium-ion battery, the S550 Plug-In Hybrid offers an all-electric range of up to 20 miles. Fuel consumption is also impressive: just 2.8 l/100 km or 81 US mpg.

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