The environmentally friendly HYBRID drive technology combines the power of an efficient petrol engine with the strength of an electric motor. A powerful and weight-reduced lithium-ion battery provides the high-torque electric motor with energy. In combustion mode the electric motor operates as a generator while also feeding the energy back. In addition the brake energy recharges the lithium-ion battery via the regenerative braking system when the brakes are applied. The boost function allows for the power of both engines to be used in the short term for accelerating. The emission figures fall below the strictest emission standards worldwide thanks to the HYBRID technology and exhaust gas aftertreatment.
The latest-generation CDI diesel engines display compelling performance characteristics coupled with low consumption levels. Injection pressure has been increased, smoothness of operation enhanced and noise levels optimised, while reduced compression makes for lower emission levels.