Mercedes-Benz S560e plug-in hybrid to be launched in Malaysia – all-electric EQC SUV to be previewed
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has teased the upcoming debut of two EQ-based fashions within the nation on its Fb web page, with the automobiles set to be launched later this week. The primary is an EQ Energy providing, the Mercedes-Benz S 560 e, the plug-in hybrid model of the facelifted W222 S-Class.
The variant made its debut in Frankfurt again in 2017, and hypothesis had been rife about whether or not it will make its manner in final yr when the S-Class facelift was launched in August – there was nevertheless no signal of the S 560 e and even point out of it as being within the pipeline at that time. That – and the quietening of its EQ push – made it really feel as if MBM was easing again on its electrification plans, which in fact isn’t the case, what with the arrival of the upcoming debutants.
The S 560 e’s hybrid drive system combines a three.Zero litre turbocharged V6 petrol engine providing 362 hp (367 PS) and 500 Nm and an electrical motor – housed inside the nine-speed 9G-Tronic Plus automated transmission – with a rated output of 121 hp (90 kW) and 440 Nm.
Efficiency-wise, the automobile has an all-electric vary of round 50 km, courtesy of an elevated capability 13.5 kWh lithium-ion battery which options 37 Ah lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt (Li-NMC) cells as an alternative of the earlier 22 Ah lithium-iron-phosphate (LiFePo) models. The unit, constructed by Daimler subsidiary Deutsche Accumotive, can also be smaller than its predecessor, aiding a rise in obtainable boot area.
The automobile encompasses a water-cooled onboard charger with a capability of seven.four kW, and the battery could be charged from 10% to 100% SoC (standing of cost) in round 1.5 hours with a Mercedes Wallbox at full energy. With a traditional home energy socket, charging to full takes round 5 hours.
The opposite mannequin that shall be unveiled is from the EQ secure, the all-electric EQC SUV. Sequence manufacturing of the N293 solely began final month, so the reveal right here could be very a lot a teaser – a market introduction right here in all probability received’t occur till subsequent yr on the earliest, primarily based on projections elsewhere (China will get its market launch at yr finish, the US early subsequent yr).
Nearer to house, Thailand has said plans to launch the SUV in direction of the top of this yr, and it was beforehand reported that the EQC was being thought-about for native meeting within the Kingdom as a part of the automaker’s electrical enlargement plans, so ought to that occur, the EQC may finally come through the ASEAN route in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later.
The EQC, which shares the identical underpinnings because the GLC, will doubtless be proven in EQC 400 4Matic type, though it stays to be seen what trim degree the present automobile can have (the teaser picture exhibits a non-AMG Line mannequin, additionally the case for the S 560 e).
Powertrain sensible, the SUV options an electrical drivetrain on every axle – the entrance motor drives the SUV alongside throughout low hundreds and while cruising, whereas the rear motor kicks in when efficiency and excessive energy output is known as for.
Collectively, the asynchronous motors supply 300 kW (or 402 hp) and 760 Nm in output, and provides the EQC a Zero-100 km/h time of 5.1 seconds and an electronically-limited 180 km/h prime velocity. An 80 kWh lithium-ion battery supplies the juice for each electrical motors and offers the SUV an working vary of greater than 450 km, primarily based on a NEDC take a look at cycle.
Just like the battery within the S 560 e, the EQC’s modular battery can also be constructed by Deutsche Accumotive. The 650 kg unit options 384 cells (two modules with 48 cells every and 4 with 72 cells every) and has a most voltage of 408 volts and a nominal capability of 210 Ah.
Additionally, just like the S-Class PHEV, it’s geared up with a water-cooled 7.four kW onboard charger. With a Wallbox or through public AC charging at 7.four kW, 16A per section, it takes round 11 hours to get the battery from 10% to 100%,
Nonetheless, through DC fast charging – achieved through CCS (Mixed Charging Techniques) in Europe and the USA, CHAdeMO in Japan or GB/T in China – the charging time drops phenomenally. With a 400 volt provide voltage and a present output of round 300 amps, the battery could be juiced up from 10% to 80% SOC in round 40 minutes via the DC route.
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