At the Geneva Motor Show 2018-2019 Mercedes-Benz demonstrated the capabilities of the new V-Class introduced the concept of «Vision e», who, thanks to a hybrid power plant consumes per 100 kilometers only 3 liters of fuel on average.
Outwardly, the prototype is different from the conventional V-class modestly – slightly modified bumper and wheel set with lots of shiny metal spokes, and the manufacturer has placed inside a luxury, taking supine position and moving forward and back seats as well as a large double panoramic sunroof almost the entire roof.
The hybrid propulsion system of the car is able to provide daily trips without any combustible fuel costs, if 50 kilometers to the driver sufficient mileage per day. In this case, for the rational use of energy 13.5-kilowatt lithium-ion battery, the maximum speed is limited to the figure of 80 km / h.
If necessary, use all available capacity to support 90-kilowatt electric motor with a torque of 340 Newton meters comes the 4-cylinder petrol engine with 210 hp (350 Nm), which makes the car owner total of 333 horsepower with a torque of 600 Nm, capable for 6.1 seconds to disperse the van from zero to 100 km / h.
The maximum speed of the prototype is 206 km / h, harmful CO2 emissions do not exceed the average level of 71 g / km, and recharge the battery power can be both from the external source of electricity, and in the country, during coasting or braking.
Save battery power for later use is also possible by selecting the mode of E-Save of the four available, among which there is still a hybrid, where the optimum combination of petrol and electric motor controls the electronics, as well as all-electric mode and charging while driving.