Mercedes-Benz V-Class shows Concept V-ision-E at Geneva Motor Show

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Mercedes-Benz V-Class shows Concept V-ision-E at Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz V-Class V-ision-E

Mercedes-Benz V-Class shows off concept V-ision-E Plugin-Hybrid with 328hp engine at Geneva Motor Show

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its new V-Class minivan vision concept plug-in Hybrid. Actually, the appropriately named V-ision-E is more luxurious and more elegant than other production cars. The concept is based on the V-Class and inspired by C350 E PHEV plug-in Hybrid powertrain. It combines a 208hp engine with a 90 kW electric motor. Its 2.0 litre

Its 2.0 litre Mercedes engine is a petrol driven unit while the electric motor is capable of developing 121hp of power and based on a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 13.5kWh. All this system collectively generates a power output of 328hp and a muscular torque of 443 lb-ft.

Mercedes-Benz representative confirmed at the Geneva Motor Show floor that the new V-ision-E concept is a production ready model and will go into production very soon. Mercedes-Benz claims that the minivan has a 0-62 sprint time of 6.1 seconds which is good for a large size van. It has a top speed of 128 miles per hour.

The combined fuel efficiency of this passenger van is very good and you can say that it is a true Mercedes-Benz engineering master piece. It offers just less than 100mpg on an average driving cycle. It has been tested for carbon emissions on the NEDC cycle, where it churned out carbon emissions of 71g/km which are again acceptable for a minivan.

Mercedes-Benz claims that the lithium-ion battery doesn’t take long to fully recharge on a standard charging mechanism. While on discharging cycle, it can travel 31 miles on all-electric mode but you must keep the speed around 50km/h.

Head of Mercedes-Benz vans division said, “With pioneering Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid technology, we are able to increase the output of the most powerful V-Class currently available by a further 105 kW, while lowering consumption to that of a compact car. That’s what I call a forward-looking performance increase,”

Mercedes-Benz further confirmed that the van will offer customisation options for its customers, where they will be able to customise their minivan with different equipment, gadgetry and paints according to their needs and wishes.