Mercedes-Benz unveiling diesel plug-in hybrid preproduction models at Geneva show

By mmillikin At the Geneva Motor Show this week, Mercedes-Benz is unveiling two new preproduction models that combine the new OM 654 four-cylinder diesel engine with the latest-generation 9G-TRONIC 9-speed hybrid transmission. Like the S 560 e (combined fuel consumption 2.1 l/100 km (112 mpg US), combined CO2 emissions 49 g/km) (earlier post), the C- and E-Class plug-in diesel hybrids will use third-generation hybrid technology.

The projected key points are 90 kW electric output, an additional electric torque of 440 N·m and an electric range of around 50 km in the NEDC. This is made possible in the third hybrid generation also by

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