Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Mercedes-Benz C350 PLUG-IN HYBRID Coming This Fall

Mercedes-Benz C350 PLUG-IN HYBRID with a range of 20 miles in purely electric mode, has a four-cylinder gasoline engine with an electric motor producing a total system output of 275 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. The hybrid module of the standard 7-speed automatic transmission 7G-TRONIC PLUS incorporates both the electric motor and an additional clutch between the combustion engine and the electric motor. The electrical energy storage unit is a high-voltage lithium- ion battery with a total capacity of 6.2 kWh. The standard AIRMATIC air suspension and Pre-Entry Climate Control system can be controlled via the internet. The C350 PLUG-IN HYBRID can sprint from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, can reach a top speed of 130 mph and will be available in U.S. dealerships in the Fall.