June 21, 2024

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its “close-to-production” Idea CLA Class EV, boasting of very lengthy vary and speedy charging through an 800-volt structure. The four-door sedan is the primary within the firm’s line of Mercedes-Benz Modular Structure (MMA) EVs, which is able to embody a taking pictures brake and a pair of SUVs. Although it was unveiled as an idea at Munich’s IAA Mobility motor present, the CLA Class is slated to enter manufacturing as an actual EV in late 2024. 

MMA was conceived for the automaker’s entry-level CLA Class autos as an all-new “electrical first” design. The idea is nearly precisely the identical dimension as the corporate’s present CLA sedan at 185 inches lengthy and has a mushy egg-like form designed to maneuver by means of the air as cleanly as attainable (the hood is longer than different EVs, as Mercedes could supply it with ICE engines as properly). It additionally has a variety of idea automotive particulars (bizarre wheels, LED lighting, and so forth.) that probably will not make the ultimate minimize. 

Mercedes-Benz concept EV offers Tesla-beating range and rapid charging

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The CLA Class is much less about brute energy than different Mercedes-Benz EVs (no efficiency figures had been shared), focusing as a substitute of effectivity and charging speeds. To that finish, it makes use of an 800-volt structure and a single rear-mounted 235HP motor borrowed from the Imaginative and prescient EQXX idea (with “near zero %” uncommon earth supplies). It additionally has a brand new heat-pump to maintain the batteries (and occupants) heat within the winter, as chilly air can severely affect EV vary, together with a two-speed transmission. 

With all that, the Idea CLA Class can obtain 466 miles of WLPT vary (round 400 miles in EPA phrases) — a stellar effectivity of round 150 MPGe. It’s going to additionally permit drivers so as to add round 200 miles of vary in simply quarter-hour. Mercedes did not give the battery dimension, however it’s probably beneath 100 kWh. Additionally aiding in that effectivity is a battery design with anodes containing silicon-oxide to enhance power density. The corporate will even supply a much less environment friendly and lowered kWh lithium-iron phosphate choice at a decrease price. 

Mercedes-Benz concept EV offers Tesla-beating range and rapid charging

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The within has quite a lot of concept-car fluff that probably will not see the sunshine of day, together with a water-cooled processor on the ground, silver-colored leather-based seats, an engraved moonroof and a dashboard-wide “Superscreen” with few bodily controls. Nonetheless, the manufacturing model is prone to have some design touches consistent with different Mercedes-Benz EQ electrical fashions and a comparatively luxe inside.

One other function slated to seem within the electrical CLA manufacturing mannequin is Stage 3 automated driving. It will not be out there at launch, however the EV may have all of the sensors required to allow the function down the highway through over-the-air (OTA) updates. Extra particulars are set to reach within the coming months, like battery dimension, closing vary and charging numbers and, most significantly, the worth. But when Mercedes can follow what it stated, the CLA may put up a great struggle in opposition to Tesla’s EVs. 

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