Target missed, due to Battery issue! The all new Mercedes Entry Luxury Prototype drove all the way up to scandinavia and missed his destination, the Mercedes-Benz winter test centre in Northern Europe, by about 3.5 kilometer. Already the last 10 kilometers before the finish, the Mercedes Entry-Luxury prototype accompanied by a BMW iX1 was only travelling at walking speed. Hoping to reach the final destination with the last remaining range of 1-2%. About 3 km before their test centre, it was over. The prototype rolled off in the middle of a busy road. Only a quickly summoned Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with a diesel engine and tow bar could help the team and brought the prototype safely to its destination….Battery issue
Mercedes Entry Luxury EV Prototype BREAKDOWN Low Battery Issue – Towed Him Back To Testcenter
Recently, a video surfaced online of a prototype of the Mercedes-Benz CLA electric vehicle (EV) running out of charge and getting towed by a Sprinter van.
The footage was taken while the prototype was crawling on the road, struggling to make it to the Mercedes test center in northern Europe. The EV was just six miles away from the destination when it started to show signs of battery drain. Eventually, its power pack was completely depleted, and it could not go any further, stopping at approximately 1.6 miles away from the test center.
The prototype was then towed for the rest of its journey by a diesel-fed Sprinter. The EV had a familiar silhouette and was likely hiding the production body but with fake door handles and provisional lights. Nevertheless, all clues point to the unit being a prototype for an entry-level car for Mercedes, which is most likely the next-generation CLA coupe.
It should be noted that although this particular CLA is entirely electric, Mercedes plans to sell the range with internal combustion engines (ICE) as well.
The Next-Generation Mercedes-Benz CLA Coupe
The next-gen Mercedes CLA will likely absorb the EQA powertrain in its fold, considering that the latter is reportedly getting discontinued soon in order to streamline the existing product offerings of the three-pointed star marque to focus only on its core models. With that, the MMA platform-based car will possibly be sold in mild-hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), and full-EV trims when it rolls out late next year or early 2025.