Mercedes E 350e From Its Debut At The 2016 NAIAS (InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Mercedes E 350e From Its Debut At The 2016 NAIAS (InsideEVs/Tom Moloughney)

Mercedes-Benz has revealed specific details regarding its upcoming E 350 e PHEV (unveiled in the US recently at the NAIAS in January), including specs, assistance system, and DRIVE PILOT.

The specific details are still Euro-based, but the company also notes that the E 350e will arrive in the US in late 2016.

E-Class Interior

E-Class Interior

Specs:

  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 MPH) in 6.2 seconds
  • 210 kW (286 hp) combined four-cylinder and electric motor
  • 30 km (18.6 miles) of all-electric range (assumed based on┬áNEDC scale - so like a dozen or so miles of real-world/EPA range)
  • 2.1 liters per 100 km (112 mpg) fuel consumption
  • All-electric top speed of 130 km/h (81 mph)
  • AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension
  • Pre-entry climate control via Smartphone app
  • 6.2 kW/hr lithium-ion battery
  • 3 hour charging time via standard plug
4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with ESP stability control and the 4ETS (electronic traction system) will be standard on all E-Class vehicles.

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has become the first production vehicle to receive a testing license for autonomous driving in Nevada. To do the testing, the company only has to make a few simple adjustments to the software for the assistance system. No changes to hardware are necessary.

E 350e From Its World Debut Earlier This Year In Detroit

E 350e From Its World Debut Earlier This Year In Detroit

A Look Inside The E 350 e - Arriving Later This Year (InsideEVs/Tom Mouloughney) - click to enlarge

A Look Inside The E 350 e - Arriving Later This Year (InsideEVs/Tom Mouloughney) - click to enlarge

Assistance system highlights:

  • Detects danger
  • Warns and intervenes if necessary
  • Detects inattentiveness and drowsiness
  • Assists with crosswinds
  • Applies Active Brake Assist
  • Assists and lessens common stresses of traditional driving
The E-Class has also added a new, more advanced, optional driving assistance package called DRIVE PILOT.

DRIVE PILOT highlights:

  • Semi-autonomous driving
  • Autonomous braking
  • DISTRONIC Distance Pilot (automatically maintains safe distances)
  • Steering Pilot (maintains lane up to 210 km/h (130 MPH))
  • Auto operation of the gas pedal and the brake
  • COMAND online function to detect speed limit signs
  • Active Emergency Stop Assist
  • Active Lane Change Assist
  • Evasive Steering Assist
Pricing has not yet been announced.

Source: Green Car Congress