Concept V-ision e shows plans for Mercedes' plans for V-Class PHEV
Said to possibly herald the brand’s eleventh planned plug-in hybrid the model uses a 210PS four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor to deliver total power of 333PS and torque of up to 600Nm.
Fuel economy comes in over 94mpg with emission of 71g/km while the vehicle can travel up to 31 miles in the all-electric mode.
The vehicle’s intelligent drive-system management program automatically selects the ideal combination of combustion engine and electric motor. Drivers can also manage hybrid interaction manually, in which case they can choose from four different modes (Hybrid, E-Mode, E-Save and Charge).
“The Concept V‑ision e demonstrates the potential the Mercedes among MPVs will offer in the future when it comes to accommodating our customers’ wishes — and market demand — by offering greater exclusivity and more personalization options,” said Volker Mornhinweg, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “Our pioneering Mercedes-Benz PLUG-IN HYBRID technology has enabled us to increase the output of the most powerful V‑Class at the moment by 105kW, even as we’ve lowered fuel consumption to the level of a compact. That’s what I call forward-looking performance enhancement.”