- The models are the CLA Coupé, CLA Shooting Brake and GLA.
- Each will feature an electric range of between 71 and 79 km (NEDC).
- The performance and power figures are interesting.
In a bid for sustainable mobility and to avoid paying hefty EU CO2 fines, Mercedes-Benz has doubled the number of available compact vehicles that will features the brand’s EQ plug-in hybrid technology. These three new Plug-In Hybrids (PHEV) with EQ power are the CLA Coupé 250e, CLA Shooting Brake 250e and GLA 250e.
The three compact vehicles will be powered by a 160-horsepower 1.33-litre 4-cylinder engine which will be mated to a 75 kW electric motor. Total system output will be of 218-horsepower and 450 Nm of torque, or 332 lb.-ft. The power will be sent to the front wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and deliver impressive performance. The CLA Coupé will reach 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and consume a combined average of about 1.5L/100km. These are the same specifications found in the A 250e, A 250e saloon and B 250e.
The lithium-ion high-voltage battery pack holds a total capacity of 15.6 kWh and will provide between 71 and 79 km (NEDC) of EV range, or about 45-60 km (roughly calculated and converted) EPA numbers. On a 7.4 kW wall-box, a full charge can be achieved in 1 h 45 mins.
The vehicles will include a number of drive modes controllable via the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience.) They will be Electric, Battery Level, Comfort, ECO and Sport. Steering wheel mounted paddles will enable selection of five different recuperation levels (DAUTO, D+, D, D- and D–).