The Mercedes Benz has added plug-in hybrid variants for the A250e and the B250e. Moreover, these two cars can do 75km on electric power alone. Know more.
Contents of this post-
- Mercedes-Benz A250e and B250e Overview
- Mercedes-Benz A250e and B250e Engine
- Performance comparison between the A250e and the B250e
- Mercedes-Benz A250 and B250 Launch date in India
Mercedes-Benz A250e and B250e Overview
The Mercedes-Benz would be introducing 3 new plug-in hybrid variants for their smallest models-
- A-Class Hatchback
- B-Class Hatchback
- A-Class Sedan
The A250e and the B250e comes with 250e suffix and they seem to pack in quite some punch and power.
Mercedes-Benz A250e and B250e Engine
Both the Mercedes-Benz models; A250e and the B250e are both powered by a 1.3L, turbocharged V4 engine which churns out over 160 bhp of power. Moreover, the engine in both the plug-in hybrid variants comes packed with a 75kW electric motor which seems to be powered by a 15.6Kw-hour lithium-ion battery pack. In addition, the car churns out over 215 bhp and 400 Nm of torque. However, the power is sent to only the front wheels through an 8-speed dual-clutch auto transmission.
Performance Comparison between the A250e and the B250e
The Mercedes-Benz A250e just takes 6.6 seconds to sprint from 0-100 kph while B250e does the same in 6.8 seconds.
Moreover, Mercedes-Benz does very well in terms of packaging of the hybrid power-train components in the A250e and B250e. In addition, the exhaust system has been placed right under the passenger compartment and the silencer is sandwiched into the transmission tunnel which freezes up some space for the fuel tank over the rear axle. This has also allowed the battery pack to be placed under the rear seats, hence compromising the boot space by just a little.
In this case, the winner is probably the Mercedes-Benz A250e
It just takes 1 hour 45 minutes for the battery to top-up from 10% to 100% when using an alternating current (AC) charger, I think its pretty good. However, both the cars has also been given the access to the DC charger through which the battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in just 25 minutes. Moreover, you can find charging stations along your route through the MBUX infotainment system. In addition, if you want to choose between five different levels of brake regeneration to charge the batteries when you're on the go, you got paddles on the steering wheel which would help you do so.
Mercedes-Benz A250e and B250e Launch Date in India
The Mercedes B250e would go for sale in a few weeks time while the A250e is already up for sale in the European market. Moreover, we get the standard A-Class and B-Class hatchbacks here in India but the plug-in hybrid models are expected to make it to Indian shores very soon. We can expect the launch of the plug-in hybrid cars anywhere from between 2020-21. Also read more by Carblog.
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