2020 Mercedes-Benz A 250e Review – International

Small German hatchback the first of four Mercedes plug-in hybrids coming to Oz by mid-2020

What’s it all about?

Available in both hatch and sedan form, the Mercedes-Benz A 250e is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, or PHEV as the cool kids say. It has a small combustion engine and an electric motor that can run independently of each other or in tandem.

The electric motor (75kW/300Nm) is powered by a small lithium-ion battery (15.6kWh) with enough juice to power propel the car almost silently for around 70km before the 1.3-litre turbo-petrol (118kW/250Nm) engine kicks in.

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