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Thursday, November 10, 2005

SPY ----> Mercedes Benz New S-class Hybrid car

The drivetrain in the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class “Hybrid” develops a maximum power of 241 kW/340 hp – a new record for cars with hybrid drive systems. The V8 CDI diesel engine develops 191 kW/260 hp and 560 Nm of torque. The two electric motors, which have a combined output of 50 kW/70 hp, make for optimized ride comfort and acceleration. Thanks to the second electric motor, the diesel can be started at any time without transition, independently of driving mode. The electric motors are powered by a 1.9 kWh nickel-metal hydride battery in the trunk of the S-Class vehicle. Energy is recovered during braking, and the V8 diesel engine recharges the battery while the vehicle is in motion.

The S-Class Hybrid accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 7.6 seconds.

What's Bluetec Hybrid (Diesel) – Direct Hybrid (Petrol)???
Model Concept & Specifications:
Concept Car Large Luxury Sedan
Length x Width x Height: 5076 x 1871 x 1473 mm
Wheel Base: 3035 mm
Mass Production Potential: intro 2007 (first U.S. market?)
Drivetrain Technology Highlights:

Diesel: 3.0L V6 Common Rail
Capacity: 2987cc
Output: 173 KW at 3800rpm
Torque: 540 Nm at 1600 - 2400rpm

Petrol: 3.5L V6
Capacity: 3498cc
Output: 215 KW at 6000rpm
Torque: 350 Nm at 2400rpm

Electric Motor:
Output: 6 KW (8.2hp)
Torque: 250 Nm at 1000rpm

Electric motor used as starter and acceleration-booster – positioned between combustion engine and AT, works as starter, generator or for propulsion – supplied by ZF
“Mild-hybrids” that mainly are useful for inner-city driving, electric motor works under partial load
7-speed AT “7G-Tronic”
Battery: lithium-ion
Acceleration: 0-100km/h in 7.2 sec
Fuel consumption: DIESEL: 7.7L/100km in EU mode, PETROL (8.3L/100km)
DIESEL: approx. 20% more economical (PETROL: 25%)
Mercedes also showed CLK coupe concept equipped with Starter-Generator from ZF (Dyna-Start)


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