Thanks to the combination of an electric motor, optimised aerodynamics, kinetic energy recuperation and low rolling-resistance tyres, the new C 300 BlueTEC HYBRID is one of the most efficient models in its class in terms of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Using the power of both drive units, the boost function can add significantly to dynamism when accelerating. And the location of the lithium-ion battery in the vehicle underbody under the rear seats avoids the need for any restrictions of luggage space volumes.
Optimum efficiency is ensured by the power electronics, which automatically coordinate an optimum connection between the diesel engine and the electric motor. The electric unit supports the diesel engine with an additional maximum torque of 250 Nm. the internal combustion engine can be switched off when coasting at speeds below 160 km/h.
the internal combustion engine can be switched off when coasting at speeds below 160 km/h. Using the power of both drive units, the boost function can add significantly to dynamism when accelerating.
The standard 7G-TRONIC-PLUS automatic transmission is specially adapted for hybrid operation Neither the transitions from the internal combustion engine to the electric motor nor the gear changes are perceptible to the driver and the vehicle occupants.
The regenerative braking system feeds surplus energy to the battery when the vehicle is slowing down. The ECO start-stop function can switch the internal combustion engine off – for example when halted at traffic lights. It is then automatically restarted using the stored electrical energy.