While it started a few days ago, the approval for the change of the year 20/1 for the series 217 – the S-class Coupé and convertible, account for some of the functions really silently and secretly, which will be in production until the end of may even from the factory. We have looked at the Details.

Change the year 20/1 brings partly a step backwards

With the change of the year 20/1, Mercedes-Benz has the S-class Coupé and Cabriolet are technically, at least in Parts – quite thinned out, and omitted in the future on a number of technical functions, although other functions have been added.

While the Active steering assist to a rescue alley function extendedand the Active brake assistant a fast turn-off function with storage at the end of emergency braking function then, if you remove both the preparation for the NFC key card (Code 896), as well as the widely acclaimed MAGIC BODY CONTROL suspension (487) in the series 217.

Changes in Parking and Maneuvering, and the absence of the lane change assistant

You can look to Park on the point “and Are” in the price list, you will notice the Changes not so quickly as it would have in reality effectively. So you designate the “Active Park assistant with PARKTRONIC” is not just accidentally “Park-assist PARKTRONIC”, but can be the same as the automated Parking functions (i.e., of Bremen, on the Gas) be omitted without replacement Draw. This also relates to the previously identical features in the Park package with rear view camera and Parking package with 360 degree camera.

In the price list of the Parking package me with reversing camera (Code P44) it means for example only: “The combination of Park assistant, PARKTRONIC, and rear view camera assists you when Parking, backing out of Parking spaces and Maneuvering.” Effectively, the active functions are omitted but wherein the System is confined to warning sounds and Displays.

In comparison, the previous price list (change year 19/2): “Self-Parking – or stress-free Parking let.[….]… or from the Active Park assistant during the Parking support

The package P 44 z..B. in this case, in the future, made up of the following components:

  • 12 ultrasonic sensors (4 each at the front and back and 2 on the side of the Front and rear bumpers)
  • Rear view camera with display in the Media Display (Standard and wide-angle view with virtual guides, in addition, in the case of trailer hitch with trailer mode and Zoom function).
  • Parking assist, PARKTRONIC (Visual and audible warning of up to a speed of 10 km/h). Optical and acoustic warning in case of detected cross traffic, if necessary, automatishce emergency brake (only in conjunction with blind spot assist or Active blind spot assist).

When driving assistant package (Code 23P): series 213 is omitted in the future, the Active Lane Change Assistant. In Parallel, there is no confirmation of the driving activity via the steering wheel buttons and Touch Control Buttons and more is possible in the future, but only via steering commands of the driver.

Certification rules changed ?

The reason for the Changes are supposed to be Changes in the certification requirements, although it is questionable whether it has an effect then, logically, the future of the entire vehicle portfolio of Mercedes-Benz, or you want to simply save the costs for the certifications for the end of the series.

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After perform master noticed with the first performance of the AMG GT S by the series of power of 639 HP / 470 kW to 740 HP / 545 kW and 1,030 Nm, to submit to the provider a new level again. By means of PEC Tuning module, the 4-door coupe now offers a whopping 820 HP / 603 kW, as well as of 1,070 Nm.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S with 820 HP 1,070 Nm of perform master

“The Family goes racing track”: AMG GT 63 S with 820 HP / 603 kW

Alone, the acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h mark perform master is now 2.8 seconds and hits the series value of 3.2 seconds, a noticeable. But even with the achieved maximum speed of 340 km/h ahead of the series with 315 km/h far. This is made possible – in addition to the perform master PEC Tuning module – a Revision of the two turbochargers, the 4.0 l Bi-turbo from Affalterbach.

TÜV parts certificate and Garatnei included

perform master provides, of course, generally speaking, a corresponding TÜV component certificate for the PEC Tuning module. So that your vehicle is registered, even after optimization, still on the road. Also included is the transparent, 2-year warranty, just like the factory, with no hidden clauses and no amount limit. The perform master PEC Tuning module is not working by the way, in addition to the AMG control unit and the vehicle is therefore at any time can be diagnosed and it all works can be carried out side of the update. All the Details of the provider.

Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S with 820 HP 1,070 Nm of perform master

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In the context of the current Situation, the Daimler Trucks subsidiary FUSO extends your warranty services for your customers in Europe mobility ensure. So FUSO Truck extended customers whose warranty between the 15. March and 15. May be runthese Warranties automatically for a further two months. This program applies in all European markets.

Hartmut Schick, CEO of FUSO and head of Daimler Trucks Asia: “Our clients are working tirelessly to deliver on important things like food and medical supplies. You can rely on our products and Services, in order to keep the world in motion. In these challenging times, we support our customer right and make a positive contribution to society.

Trucks and buses to come in the current Situation are of particular importance. Right now commercial vehicles are available for Transport and logistics to supply and disposal as well as emergency services. Therefore, it is essential that the service points to remain in operation. Wherever possible, receives FUSO, therefore, subject to the applicable statutory and regulatory requirements – operation in its Service network. At the same time FUSO takes all the necessary measures to ensure the safety of customers and employees in all open Service Operated.

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In just three weeks, Daimler Buses has been rebuilt at the site in Neu-Ulm an intercity bus in a special vehicle for the transfer of COVID-19-patients. The Mercedes-Benz Citaro is used by the German red cross rescue service Heidenheim-Ulm gGmbH, which takes the largest intensive care transport trolley in operation in Germany.

In the case of the Citaro model is a loan that is made to the German Red cross for the time being, for the duration of six months. The joint project is supported by the University hospital of Ulm, which provides for the medical personnel. On Board the SWU Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu-Ulm GmbH, which provides drivers and maintenance personnel is available.

“Currently there are, among other things, the employees in hospitals and care facilities that are constantly in use and our special respect deserve. I am therefore pleased that we can support the DRC with the deployment of transport capacity. As bus and coach producer, we want to make local our contribution in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. A variety of activities at the site in Neu-Ulm show that there is also in this time, good initiatives and approach of our colleagues,“ explains Till Oberwörder, head of Daimler Buses.

Daimler Buses to be built Citaro for COVID-19 patent laying

From idea to implementation

In order to increase the necessary in many places, intensive transport capacity, had David judge, managing Director of the German red cross rescue service Heidenheim-Ulm, the idea of a Bus according to rebuild. Daimler Buses was able to assure a fast and uncomplicated support. After a few days, a demonstration-ready vehicle from the inventory of Daimler Buses to the tag. A Team of 12 employees of the Neu-Ulm bus production has been converted to days on the Bus in only 15 working at a large space-intensive transport wagon (G-ITW). The renovation and provision of medical equipment was carried out in close cooperation with the German red cross rescue service Heidenheim-Ulm.

“The large space-intensive transport trolley enables the DRK rescue service Heidenheim-Ulm together with the Doctors of the University hospital of Ulm in the position to relieve very efficient hospitals, where intensive care beds are scarce. And this not only in the area of Ulm/Neu-Ulm, but regions and across countries,“ says David Richter, managing Director of the German red cross rescue service Heidenheim-Ulm.

Prof. Dr. Kühlmuß, medical Manager of the German red cross rescue service, added: “What it takes, otherwise, months, and years, together with Daimler Buses in an unprecedented way, implemented within weeks. It is not just a Bus, but an efficient Installation and / or discharge concept. This is from my point of view, only with such a transportation capacity possible.“

Daimler Buses to be built Citaro for COVID-19 patent laying

Large space-intensive transport cart helps in transfer of intensive care patients

The Mercedes-Benz Citaro to the year 2019, and offers intercity bus 45 seats and 40 standing places, is equipped in his new role, with four fully-equipped intensive courses. The converted Bus, the German Red cross in Ulm, Germany, may respond quickly and intensely patient transport when needed, to other hospitals. The rides are supervised by two intensive care physicians of the University hospital of Ulm. On Board the large space-intensive transport wagon of three paramedics and two EMTs, who are provided by the German red cross rescue service Heidenheim-Ulm are also.

Professional medical equipment of the intensive transport wagon

The Bus will be equipped with four electro-hydraulic driving wear with a loading system, intensive care ventilators, four monitors, an ultrasound device and a blood gas analysis device. In addition, the employees of Daimler Buses, storage space for sufficient medicines, Nursing supplies and additional oxygen created devices and protective clothing. The Mercedes-Benz Citaro is so transformed, that for the Transport of various location of the patient is possible. The side Windows of the German red cross bus were covered with point of view protection films. In addition, the Bus was equipped with a blue light, and signal horn.

Daimler Buses to be built Citaro for COVID-19 patent laying

Hygienically protected Cockpit

Since the Transport of COVID-19-patients will be a focus, played during the reconstruction of the hygienic requirements of a large role. So it can be used in the patient room after the patient transports a disinfection fogging device. The area for the driver was separated by a wall from the patient’s room. In addition, the ventilation system was rebuilt. So the driver has no contact to the patients, and no infection is exposed to danger. The SWU Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu-Ulm is supporting the project with driving staff and provide accommodation and technical maintenance of the bus.

The Lord mayor of the city of Ulm, Gunter Czisch praised the action: “We can be proud of, as represented by the Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu-Ulm, to be part of this unique pilot project. The transport vehicle from Daimler Buses location in Neu-Ulm shows clearly the innovation Region of Ulm/Neu-Ulm in the situation.“

Managing Director of SWU Stadtwerke Ulm/Neu-Ulm GmbH Klaus Eder adds: “for some time, the SWU in the Region under the Motto #WirFürEuch numerous actions and projects. To organize the drivers for the Transport of intensive care patients and to provide for the maintenance and repair of the vehicle, is to help a good opportunity for us to. Finally, we carry safe and reliable more than 40 million passengers per year.“

Daimler Buses to be built Citaro for COVID-19 patent laying

Cross-Country Transports

The large space-intensive transport vehicles is primarily in the intensive care transport system of the state of Baden-Württemberg and can of course also be for inter-regional and cross-country transport to use. How often and in what regions of the G-ITW used will be, depends largely on the further development of the COVID-19 pandemic. The request is made through the Central point of coordination for intensive-care transports in Baden-Württemberg (ZKS BW, Tel.: 0711/7007 7777) and the Integrated command and control centre in Ulm (ILS Ulm, Tel.: 0731/19222).

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Innovative and efficient drive units history at the beginning of the automobile. In every sense a stirring of the single-cylinder engine, Gottlieb Daimler, for example, 135 years ago at the 3. April 1885 logs in for a Patent. Due to its outer Form of the novel internal combustion engine receives the nickname of “grandfather clock”. It is compact, lightweight and developed as the first fast-running petrol engine of 264 cubic centimeters of displacement 0.37 kW (0.5 HP) at 700/min. A curve grooves control controls, via a crank shaft mounted pulley and a transmission rod of the outlet valve.

In the same year, Daimler with the “cloak and dagger builds cars” the “REIT”, the first motorcycle in the world. Thus, the inventor proves that his idea for individual mobility with a compact actuator is not working.

Independently of Daimler, Carl Benz developed in Mannheim, his three-wheeled Patent motor car with a self-constructed internal combustion engine and logs at the beginning of 1886 Patent. It is the first automobile in the world. Daimler follows in the summer of the same year: He uses a more powerful variant of the “grandfather clock” with a 462 cubic centimeters engine displacement and 0.8 kW (1.1 HP) in a horse-drawn carriage, and thus creating the first four-wheeled automobile.

Since the premieres of the will characterizes the Innovation in the drive technology, the development work of the company. Up to the present day engines with each new Generation, more powerful and more efficient. Of course, this applies also for today’s electric motors: Like their predecessors of the first vehicles of Daimler and Benz, the default, to get from the existing power supply is the ideal power yield is for you.

1890: The first four-cylinder petrol engine in the world

In the year 2020, two other important engine developments to celebrate their anniversaries. In the spring of 1890, and thus 130 years ago, Wilhelm Maybach, the brilliant design engineer on the side of the Gottlieb Daimler builds the first four-cylinder petrol engine. So he creates an important basic form of internal combustion engines. The engine weighs 453 pounds, has a displacement of six litres and makes 9 kW (12.3 HP) at 390 rpm. The first copy is on 21. In August 1890 as a boat motor to New York to be delivered.

Ten days later, a second and smaller four-cylinder boat motor will be shipped. He has an engine displacement of 2.4 litres and developed 4 kW (5.9 HP) at 620/min. Another figure underscores the merits of the Maybachs in particular for the further development of the drive technology: This engine weighs just 153 kilograms, and thus only about a tenth of the weight of contemporary stationary engines. This bring in addition, only a third of the power and, above all, are immobile.

But also in the technical Details of the Daimler four-cylinder engines leading the way. So Maybach replaced, for example, Daimler Cam grooves control by a camshaft, the overhead exhaust valves operated. This is an essential prerequisite for efficient gas exchange control in the case of a series motor. For effective cooling water jackets surround the cylinders of the engines. A significant Innovation is the four-times-cranked crankshaft, also used until now the basic shape is.

The technical progress and the possible ground-breaking products to encourage Gottlieb Daimler, apparently, to realize his far-reaching business plans. 28. In November 1890, and also, 130 years ago, the official founding of the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft.

1910: four-valve in-line engine in the Benz 100 PS “Prince-Heinrich-Wagen”

Twenty years later, comes from the rival Benz & Cie. another technical milestone. In 1910, 110 years ago, use the for the Prinz-Heinrich-Fahrt-constructed touring car, the innovative four-valve technology: four-cylinder in-line engine per combustion chamber, two intake and two exhaust valves. From 7.3 litres of displacement, he developed 74 kW (100 PS) at 2,050 rpm, and a smaller variant with a 5.7-Liter engine develops a 59 kW (80 HP). Two of the lower camshaft operated via tappets and rocker arms, the inclined in the combustion chamber, hanging valves.

Innovation more than 100 years ago: engine, anniversaries 2020

Is designed this exceptional engine under the direction of Dr. Hans Nibel. The rapid progress in the drive for development in a short flashback on the above-mentioned first four-cylinder boat engine from Daimler In 1890 are 9 kW (12.3 HP) at 390 rpm from a displacement of six litres and extremely remarkable. However, twenty years later, the four-valve high-performance engine from Benz set completely new standards.

Innovation more than 100 years ago: engine, anniversaries 2020

The best of Benz & Cie. used six 100-PS – and four 80-horsepower race car comes with Fritz Erle at the wheel in the third Prinz Heinrich rally, from 2. to 8. June 1890, about 1.944,6 kilometers as the Fifth of the 127 participants to the finish. He reached the road at the speed test from Genthin to a top speed 133.6 km/h. the new engine impressively demonstrates its efficiency.

In 1911, the focus of the “laboratory for motor-cars at the Royal Technical University of Berlin” the 7.3-Liter racing car thoroughly. A thirty-three-page report attests to the four-valve engine even has a power output of 87 kW (118 PS) at 2,050 rpm, and on the chassis dynamometer, the vehicle reached a maximum speed of 134 km/h.

The four-valve technology will be taken up, four years later, the Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft: Paul Daimler uses the advanced technology of the successful Grand Prix racing car of 1914. Until today, four-valve, four-cylinder engines are one of the most important types of internal combustion engines.

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Mercedes-Benz fits for the V-class the prices for the Navigation. The Navigation (Code E1E) costs in the future not charge more as soon as this is selected with the Navigation Plus (EX8) ex-works. The advanced connectivity (EW6), however, is series, with the exception of the V-class RISE.

V-class: No extra charge for Navigation in connection with Navigation Plus

Navigation in combination with the Navigation Plus with no extra charge

If the Navigation Code (E1e) is not part of the V-class are already standard features, this i. V. m. the equipment Navigation Plus (EX8) in the future at no extra charge. The Navigation Plus (EX8), depending on the equipment variant of the model between 95,20 Euro (Exclusive Edition Z9G) and 892,50 Euro (e.g. V-class, model year) available.

V-class: No extra charge for Navigation in connection with Navigation Plus

Advanced connectivity is mostly standard

Thus, the Navigation Code E1E costs in connection with the Navigation Plus (EX8) for the RISE model (Z2X), the EDITION (ZH7), as well as AVANT-garde (Code VQ1) in the future, no extra charge. This is also true for the Marco Polo (ZK7), as well as HORIZON and HORIZON EDITION (Z93, Z91), as well as for normal V-class. Already neutral series is Navigation already in the AVANT-garde EDITION (ZH8), the EXCLUSIV model (VQ8), as well as EXCLUSIVE EDITION (Z9G) and the Marco Polo Edition (Z66). The advanced connectivity (EW6) on the other hand is for each model standard equipment (except in the RISE model where it is no longer available).

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Since Monday, the production in the Mercedes-Benz truck factory in Wörth is up and running again, so that the production of the Antos, Arocs and Atego is now up and running again. Also, the production of the Econic, Unimog vehicles, as well as the Zetros is up and running again.

Production at the Mercedes-Benz Truck plant in Wörth, is up and running again

Truck plant in Wörth, in the One-layer-mode is active

At the location in the truck plant in Wörth Mercedes-Benz, the production was started with the so-called “B-layer”, i.e., it is initially a One-shift operation. In the next week – 4. May 2020 – will be added to the A-layer. The start-up itself runs successively in the direction of the normal level.

The staff at the Band wear masks, in addition, the workstations are equipped with flexible partition walls. According to a statement of the location – and production Manager Dr. Matthias Jurytko the order situation is also positive, so that in the next few weeks satisfactory production can be assigned.

Production at the Mercedes-Benz Truck plant in Wörth, is up and running again

At the start of production in Gaggenau again

In addition to the location in Wörth, the production in Gaggenau is again, in front of all because the production is dependent in Wörth on the components from Gaggenau. In the Gaggenau plant an Early and late shift for this week, however, in terms of staffing and a significantly lower level. The two layers have been equalized to time.

Car factory in Rastatt, Germany, will start progressively from 4. May 2020

In the Mercedes-Benz plant in Gaggenau not only components for Trucks but also for passenger Cars are produced. The restart affects so far, however, only the truck area, because the Car plant in Rastatt, Germany, from 4. May 2020 level, the operation will resume.

Production at the Mercedes-Benz Truck plant in Wörth, is up and running again

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Under the title “changing lanes” was released on 22. April sustainability report 2019 Daimler AG. In addition to the actual report part of a Chapter on strategic sustainability, this time, goals and fields of action in focus. The Name of the track exchange program. It is about the sustainable Transformation of Daimler.

The Vision of Daimler: Self-mobility with less emissions, less resource consumption and fewer accidents. It is about creating economic, environmental and social responsibility for all stakeholders: for customers and Employees as well as investors, business partners and the society as a Whole.

The following areas of focus the company continues in its lane change:

  • CO2-neutral mobility until 2039
  • Decoupling of resource consumption and growth of the business volume
  • Innovative mobility and transportation solutions for liveable cities
  • More safety in road traffic
  • Responsible use of data
  • Responsibility for the protection of human rights along the value chain

The basis for the achievement of these goals, Daimler is creating a future-oriented cooperation with its partners in business, politics and civil society, as well as with its employees all over the world.
To change lanes, the entry in green Finance, for example, through Green bonds belongs to. Such instruments create new opportunities, the high investments in the future for CO2to be lift-neutral technologies. At the same time, they offer environmentally oriented investors the opportunity to participate in the ambitious sustainability projects of Daimler directly. Daimler supports the Green Deal, the EU has, among other things, the goal is to motivate institutional investors to direct more capital to low-carbon and climate-neutral projects.

Ambition 2039: CO2-neutral until 2039

Of Central importance for Daimler, the CO2To reduce emissions. Therefore, the group is aiming to 2039 in the world, a complete CO2-neutral passenger Car fleet. As an important step in Daimler will have to pay the sales of Cars with Plug-in hybrid drive and pure electric drive will significantly increase until 2030 to about 50 percent. Also until 2039, all new commercial vehicles in Europe, Japan and North America, in the driving operation, CO2-be neutral. Similar to the plans at Mercedes-Benz Vans look.

Consistent way in the direction of environmental protection

In the past year, the group was able to realise, within the meaning of the track change in a number of important sustainability goals, the company achieved, for example, in the production of 2019 its long-term CO2Reduction targets for the year 2020. “Our consistent progress towards climate protection has been to us in 2019, is confirmed scientifically by the Science Based Targets Initiative: Our CO2-Objectives are in line with the Paris climate agreement. We also encourage our partners and suppliers to set themselves similarly ambitious targets,“ said Markus Schäfer, member of the management Board of Daimler AG, responsible for group research & Mercedes-Benz Cars development, purchasing and supplier quality, as well as Co-Chairman of the Group Sustainability Board, the highest level of sustainability management Board of Daimler AG.

Also, Daimler was able to the energy and water consumption, as well as the amount to be disposed of waste in the production in the past years, per vehicle across all lines of business to reduce. In the case of Mercedes-Benz Cars ever produced vehicle to drop 25% less waste for disposal than in the years 2013/2014. The energy consumption decreased by ten per cent. Sustainability prices from the year 2019 for the two Mercedes-Benz city buses eCitaro and the Citaro hybrid and the double-Decker coach TopClass S 531 DT of the group’s own Busmarke Setra confirm the course. The Mercedes-Benz eCitaro was awarded in December 2019 as the first fully electric powered city bus with the renowned Ecolabel “Blue angel” of the Federal government.

Human rights in focus

A high priority to the safeguarding of human rights has for the Daimler along the entire supply chain. The group is committed to the UN guiding principles on business and human rights, as well as to the National action plan on business and human rights of the Federal government. To be its responsibility, the company is conducting risk-based due Diligence – and supply chains for raw materials such as cobalt extensive checks to in the mines.

Renata Jungo Brüngger, member of the management Board of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for integrity and legal Affairs and Co-Chairman of the Group Sustainability Board: “sustainability is challenging us again and again. Therefore, we have embedded sustainable Actions into our behaviour policy. In addition, we deal with the strategic topics of the future of tomorrow. Our four principles for Artificial intelligence: Responsible use, to be explained, the protection of privacy as well as security and reliability of applications, for example.“

The world-wide, 2019, the updated Daimler-behaviour Directive provides a legally and ethically binding guideline for all group activities. Daimler has released in September 2019 as the first automobile manufacturer to its own principles in dealing with artificial intelligence (AI). To be its data and responsibilities, the company pursues a holistic approach that goes beyond data protection. This also includes cultural and organisational aspects, which are summarized under the term “Data Governance” includes, in addition to the legal framework.

Continuous Review of the sustainability activities

In order to identify the strategy relevant sustainability aspects and to prioritize them according to their importance, performs Daimler regularly a multi-stage materiality analysis. This also includes dialogue with external and internal stakeholders is. These include not only shareholders and investors, employees, customers and suppliers of the policy, environmental and human rights organizations as well as private interest groups. The “Daimler Sustainability Dialogue” brings together since 2008, every year, around 100 sustainability experts from different fields with Daimler representatives.

The sustainability report 2019 Daimler appears on the 22. April 2020 as an interactive Online report (nachhaltigkeitsbericht.daimler.com) and as a PDF Download:

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Auf dem Weg in die rein elektrische Mobilität stellen Plug-in-Hybride vielleicht die wichtigste Brückentechnologie dar. In ihrer bereits dritten Generation präsentiert Mercedes-Benz mit seinen EQ Power-Modellen ein effizientes Antriebspaket und geht damit einen weiteren Schritt in Richtung CO2-neutraler Mobilität. Die Vorteile der Technologie werden Mercedes-Benz Kunden bis Ende 2020 bereits in mehr als 20 verschiedenen Modellvarianten erleben können.

Im Plug-in-Hybrid ergänzen sich die positiven Eigenschaften von Elektroantrieb und Verbrennungsmotor und egalisieren dabei nahezu komplett die Beschränkungen der jeweiligen Systeme. Der Hauptvorteil der Hybrid-Technik ist die Möglichkeit des lokal emissionsfreien Fahrens, wenn es darauf ankommt, in Kombination mit der vom herkömmlichen Auto gewohnten Autonomie. Reichweitenangst kennen Plug-in-Hybrid-Fahrer nicht. Dabei stellen verhältnismäßig große Lithium-Ionen-Akkus rein elektrische Aktionsradien sicher, die für einen Großteil der täglichen Fahrten mehr als ausreichen. Mercedes-Benz wird diese wegweisende Technologie über die gesamte Palette ausrollen – von der A- bis zur S-Klasse, vom GLA bis zum GLE bekommen die Verbrennungsmotoren elektrische Unterstützer zur Seite gestellt. Diese beziehen ihre Energie aus Akkus, die sich komfortabel und schnell zu Hause, an der Ladesäule des Arbeitsplatzes oder am öffentlichen Netz aufladen lassen.

Die Mercedes-Benz Forschung hat unter anderem mit der EQ Ready App ermittelt, wie groß die Distanzen sind, die von E-Mobilisten durchschnittlich zurückgelegt werden. Die Analyse zeigt, dass eine rein elektrische Reichweite von 50 Kilometern für 90 Prozent aller Fahrten ausreicht. Der Anteil längerer Touren ist verschwindend klein – mehr als 90 Prozent aller Fahrten sind kürzer als 100 Kilometer und ein Großteil aller Fahrten fällt kürzer als 400 Kilometer aus. Die Plug-in-Hybride der dritten Generation passen ideal zu diesen Ergebnissen.

Plug-In Hybridtechnik weiter gedacht

Plug-in-Hybrid-Technik für Kompaktmodelle

Für Modelle mit quer eingebautem Motor und dem Doppelkupplungsgetriebe 8G-DCT wurde ein kompakter Hybridtriebkopf entwickelt, dessen E-Maschine als permanenterregte Synchronmaschine mit Innenläufer arbeitet. Ihr Stator ist ein integraler Bestandteil des Triebkopfgehäuses, der Rotor des E-Motors umfasst die im Ölbad laufende Trennkupplung. Eine bedarfsgerechte Stator- und Rotorkühlung macht es möglich, sowohl Spitzen- wie Dauerleistung der E-Maschine ohne Abstriche abzurufen. Der Aufbau der Hybrid-Komponenten erlaubt es erstmals bei Mercedes-Benz, auf einen klassischen 12-Volt-Starter zu verzichten, denn für Start und Zustart des Verbrennungsmotors kommt ausschließlich die E-Maschine zum Einsatz. Zur Effizienz der kompakten Antriebseinheit gesellen sich eine gehörige Portion Fahrfreude und Alltagstauglichkeit. Schon die technischen Highlights der Kompaktklassehybriden sprechen hier eine deutliche Sprache:

  • Elektrische Reichweite bis zu 77 km (NEFZ)
  • Elektrische Leistung 75 kW
  • Systemleistung 160 kW
  • Systemdrehmoment 450 Nm
  • Höchstgeschwindigkeit 140 km/h (elektrisch)/235 km/h (gesamt; A-Klasse Kompaktlimousine)
  • Beschleunigung 0-100 km/h in 6,6 Sekunden (A-Klasse Kompaktlimousine)
  • Nahezu keine Einschränkungen beim Gepäckraum

Als EQ Power-Verbund leisten die E-Maschine und der 1,33 Liter große Vierzylindermotor 160 kW (218 PS) und entwickeln ein Gesamtdrehmoment von maximal 450 Nm. Die typische Charakteristik der E-Maschine, volles Drehmoment aus dem Stand, lässt die kompakten Plug-in-Hybride besonders spontan auf das Fahrpedal reagieren. Entsprechend dynamisch sind die Fahrleistungen: Den klassischen Sprint von 0 auf 100 km/h absolviert beispielsweise der A 250 e (Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert 1,5-1,4 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen kombiniert 34-33 g/km, Stromverbrauch kombiniert 15,0-14,8 kWh/100 km)¹ in lediglich 6,6 Sekunden. Erst bei einer Höchstgeschwindigkeit von 235 km/h begrenzen die Fahrwiderstände den Vortrieb.

Die neueste Akku-Generation mit hoher Energiedichte

Ein Lithium-Ionen-Akku mit einer Gesamtkapazität von 15,6 kWh dient dem elektrischen System als Energiespeicher. Der lässt sich extern mit Wechsel- oder Gleichstrom aufladen. Der fahrzeugeigene Anschluss dafür, praktisch die elektrische Tankklappe, befindet sich im hinteren Bereich der rechten Seitenwand. Über sie lassen sich die kompakten Plug-in-Hybride an einer 7,4-kW-Wallbox mit Wechselstrom (AC) innerhalb 1 h 45 min von 10-100 Prozent SoC (Status of Charge, Ladezustand) aufladen. Beim schnelleren Gleichstromladen (DC) schrumpft die Ladedauer auf nur noch rund 25 Minuten von 10-80 Prozent SoC. Die wassergekühlten etwa 150 Kilogramm schweren Akkus liefert die 100-prozentige Daimler-Tochter Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE zu. Das Unternehmen verwendet für die EQ Power genannte dritte Generation der Mercedes-Benz Plug-in-Hybriden Akkus mit weiterentwickelter Zellchemie. Der Sprung von Lithium-Eisen-Phosphat (LiFePo) zu Lithium-Nickel-Mangan-Kobalt (Li NMC) ermöglichte dabei eine Steigerung der Zellkapazität von 22 auf 37 Ah. Entsprechend kompakter konnten die Akkupakete gestaltet werden, mit Vorteilen für Kofferraumvolumen und Platzangebot für die Passagiere.

Plug-In Hybridtechnik weiter gedacht

Plug-in-Hybrid-Technik für den Längseinbau

Seit Einführung der Hybrid-Technik bei Mercedes-Benz im Jahr 2009 im S 400 Hybrid wurde der Antriebsstrang für den Längseinbau konsequent weiterentwickelt. Für die EQ Power genannte jüngste Generation konzipierten die Entwickler vor allem die Elektromaschine im Plug-in-Hybridgetriebe 9G-TRONIC neu. Sie arbeitet als permanent erregte Synchronmaschine mit Innenläufer. Eine performantere Leistungselektronik verhilft ihr zu einer höheren Leistungs- und Drehmomentdichte. Mit ihrem Drehmomentwandler mit integrierter Wandlerüberbrückungskupplung ist ein weiterer Innovationssprung gelungen. Trotz nochmals gestiegener Leistung blieb die Bauform der E-Maschine äußerst kompakt. Insgesamt ist das Getriebe nur 108 mm länger als das 9G-TRONIC Grundgetriebe. Von ihm wird die stärkste Baustufe mit einem übertragbaren Drehmoment von bis zu 700 Nm für den Hybrideinsatz verwendet, um die vereinten Kräfte von Verbrennungs- und Elektromotor dauerhaft nutzen zu können.

Plug-In Hybridtechnik weiter gedacht

Premiere feierte dieses Antriebssystem im Mercedes GLE 350 de 4MATIC (Kraftstoffverbrauch gewichtet 1,1 l/100 km, CO2-Emissionen gewichtet 29 g/km, Stromverbrauch gewichtet 25,4 kWh/100 km). Seine im Vergleich zu den anderen Plug-in-Hybriden deutlich größere elektrische Reichweite garantiert ein noch ausgeprägteres, lokal emissionsfreies E-Fahrt-Erlebnis. Die wichtigsten Daten:

  • Elektrische Reichweite von bis zu 106 km (NEFZ)
  • Elektrische Leistung 100 kW
  • Systemleistung 235 kW/320 PS
  • Systemdrehmoment 700 Nm
  • Höchstgeschwindigkeit bis 160 km/h (elektrisch)/210 km/h (gesamt)
  • Beschleunigung 0-100 km/h in 6,8 Sekunden

Mit seiner Batteriekapazität von 31,2 kWh erreicht der GLE 350 de bei entsprechender Fahrweise über 100 Kilometer elektrische Reichweite (nach NEFZ). Sollte diese große Reichweite unterwegs einmal nicht ausreichen, erlaubt der GLE 350 de auch schnelles Nachladen über seinen COMBO-Ladeanschluss für Wechselstrom-/AC- und Gleichstrom-/DC-Laden. Er befindet sich in der linken hinteren Seitenwand. An DC-Schnellladesäulen ist das Stromtanken in ca. 20 Minuten (10-80 Prozent SoC/Ladestand) bzw. in ca. 30 Minuten (10-100 Prozent SoC) möglich.

Mercedes me Charge erleichtert das Laden

Optional erhalten die Mercedes-Benz Plug-in-Hybrid-Fahrer mit dem Service Mercedes me Charge Zugang zu einem der weltweit größten Ladenetze. Über die App Mercedes me oder das Infotainmentsystem MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) lassen sich zahlreiche Informationen zu Ladesäulen abrufen oder die Navigation zu einem Ladepunkt starten. Das natürliche Sprachverstehen des MBUX-Systems erlaubt die Suche von Ladesäulen in der Nähe oder entlang der gewählten Route. So werden Finden, Laden und Bezahlen so komfortabel wie nie.

Intelligente Betriebsstrategie unterstützt den Fahrer

Damit die Abstände zwischen den einzelnen Ladevorgängen so groß und die Ladezeit so kurz wie möglich sind, unterstützt die Bordelektronik der EQ Power-Modelle den Fahrer beim effizienten Fahren mit einer intelligenten und streckenbasierten Betriebsstrategie. Sie empfiehlt den elektrischen Fahrmodus für die jeweils sinnvollsten Streckenabschnitte und berücksichtigt dabei unter anderem Navigationsdaten, Topografie, Geschwindigkeitsvorschriften und die Verkehrsverhältnisse für die gesamte geplante Route. Der so genannte ECO Assistent steht dem Fahrer als eine Art Coach zur Seite und hilft beim Strom- und Kraftstoffsparen. Folgt man dem Coach des ECO Assistenten konsequent, lässt sich der Verbrauch um bis zu fünf Prozent gegenüber einem normalen Fahrprofil senken.

Plug-in-Hybrid mit großem CO2-Sparpotenzial

In die Betrachtung der Umweltverträglichkeit eines Fahrzeuges beziehen die Umweltexperten von Daimler die Emissionen und den Ressourcenverbrauch über den gesamten Lebenszyklus ein – von der Rohstoffgewinnung über die Produktion und Nutzung bis hin zur Verwertung. Trotz des höheren Aufwandes in der Herstellung eines Hybriden fällt die Umweltbilanz positiv aus. Tatsache ist, dass ein Mercedes-Benz Plug-in-Hybrid der dritten Generation in der Herstellung einen etwa 20 Prozent höheren CO2-Ausstoß als ein vergleichbares Modell mit konventionellem Antrieb produziert, vor allem die Hochvoltbatterie trägt dazu bei.

Konsequentes Nutzen der Plug-in-Funktion, also regelmäßiges Aufladen des Akkus am Netz, im Verbund mit der höheren Effizienz im Fahrbetrieb selbst, senkt den CO2-Ausstoß um 40 Prozent, selbst mit dem aktuell in Deutschland verfügbaren Strommix. Wird die Fahrzeugbatterie ausschließlich mit Ökostrom geladen, steigt die CO2-Ersparnis der EQ Power-Modelle von Mercedes-Benz sogar auf bis zu 70 Prozent. Tatsächlich ermöglichen die großen Akkus der aktuellen Plug-in-Hybrid-Generation, in Verbindung mit den leistungsstarken E-Maschinen, einen besonders effizienten Fahrbetrieb, selbst wenn die rein elektrische Reichweite eigentlich erschöpft ist. Ausgeprägtes Rekuperationsvermögen und die intelligente Betriebsstrategie sorgen dafür, dass sich der Akku im Grunde nie ganz entleert. So kann die E-Maschine den Verbrennungsmotor auch auf Langstrecken immer wieder unterstützen, schon kurze Momente im Schubbetrieb bilden dafür die Grundlage. Damit läuft der Verbrenner wesentlich häufiger im optimalen und besonders effizienten Kennfeld als dies bei konventionellen Antrieben möglich ist.

Trotz des größeren „CO2-Rucksacks“ durch die aufwändigere Herstellung spart der Plug-in-Hybrid über den gesamten Lebenszyklus eine große Menge CO2 ein und erreicht im besten Fall lediglich etwa 45 Prozent der Gesamtemissionen eines vergleichbar starken, konventionell angetriebenen Modells. Mehr CO2-Emissionen bei der Herstellung sind also in diesem Fall eine Investition, die sich – bei Nutzung des elektrischen Potentials durch regelmäßiges Laden – über den gesamten Lebenszyklus mehr als bezahlt machen kann.

¹ Die angegebenen Werte sind die ermittelten „NEFZ-CO2-Werte“ i.S.v. Art. 2 Nr. 1 Durchführungsverordnung (EU) 2017/1153. Die Kraftstoffverbrauchswerte wurden auf Basis dieser Werte errechnet. Die Reichweite und der Stromverbrauch wurden auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Als Bemessungsgrundlage nach dem EmoG ist ein anderer Wert maßgeblich. Als Bemessungsgrundlage für die Kraftfahrzeugsteuer kann ein höherer Wert maßgeblich sein. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch“ neuer Personenkraftwagen entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

Quelle: Daimler AG


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Mercedes-Benz is expected to change to the next change year 2020/1 the color range for the S-class Coupé and Cabriolet. Four liveries are omitted, while only a coating is added.

Change the color offering for the S coupe and Cabriolet

Elimination of four finishes

For the series 217 with both magnetic black (Code 183U), and iridium silver (775U) attributable to the change in the year of 20/1 – also diamond silver (988U) and aragonite silver (296U). During four color variations are completely eliminated, there will be in the future, however, the high-tech silver (CUDA 922u) finish for the series 217.

Change the year 20/1 expected to be on 21. April 2020

The sales release for the S-class Coupé and Cabriolet of the series 217 we expect by the way to 21.04.2020, during the production of the change of the year 20/1 (i.e., model year, 801) will start for the S-class Coupé and Cabriolet at the beginning of June 2020. Further Details on the change of the year, even in a timely manner with us.

System pictures show designo paint finishes – (c) Daimler AG


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