A plug-in hybrid drive train will be included in the equipment selection for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. A fleet of the hatchback model with the new setup is currently being tested on the roads.
According to Autocar The plug-in hybrid A-Class, which is also the source of the espionage shots, will celebrate its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show in September. The publication alleged that they had access to internal documents relating to the Mercedes matter.
The documents show that the plug-in hybrid of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class will be equipped with a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine. The device under the model M282 runs on gasoline. Its power is 163 hp, and the engine is mated with an electric motor of 90 hp. The cladding of the A-Class with the setup is called the A250e 4MATIC.
Another version of the plug-in hybrid A-Class was also passed on to the source by some employees in the Mercedes engineering department. It has been reported that the vehicle will have the same engine, but with less power. Power should be somewhere along the 136 horsepower mark plus 90 horsepower from the electric motor. This may fall under the A220e 4MATIC model.
Despite the introduction of the plug-in hybrid versions of the A-Class, Mercedes is not planning a fully electric panel for the hatchback, according to the article. Instead, the company will reserve the car’s electrically powered counterpart for the EQ range. It is known as an EQA.
The upcoming electric and hybrid variants are part of Mercedes’ plan to give each model an electrified version by 2022.