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2020 Mercedes-Benz A250e & B250e: Plug-in hybrids sound slighty sporty

The new 2020 Mercedes-Benz A250e and B250e are the smallest plug-in hybrids yet from the brand, and have an EV range of 60km (37mi).

Both the A250e and B250e have a total of 160kW (215hp) and 450Nm (332 lb-ft) from a 1.3L turbo I4 gas engine and an electric motor built into the 8-speed DCT.

The 1.3L engine has 118kW (158hp) at 5,500rpm, and 250Nm (184 lb-ft) at 2,600rpm, while the electric motor makes 75kW (101hp) and 300Nm (221 lb-ft).

With a 15.6kWh lithium ion battery the WLTP range is 60km (37mi) in the A250e, and 56km (35mi) in the B250e. Overall top speed is 235km/h (146mph) or 240km/h (149mph) in the A250e sedan, and top speed in EV mode is 140km/h (87mph).

Acceleration would’ve been hot hatch standard not too long ago with the A250e hatch’s 0-100km/h time of 6.6s, the A250e sedan needing 6.7s, and the B250e’s being 6.8s.