Almost a year after the B-Class F-Cell reveal, Mercedes is now on to their 2011 A-Class E-Cell production model. The electric vehicle will only be produced in a limited 500 units that will be leased to select customers in several European countries, including Germany, France, and the Netherlands.
The Mercedes A-Class E-Cell features a permanent-field synchronous unit developing a peak output of 70 kW (95 hp), a continuous power rating of 50 kW (68 hp), and a high maximum torque of 290 Nm. The sprint from 0 to 60 km/h is made in 5.5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 150 km/h. Two high performance lithium batteries will provide enough power for the family electric car to travel 100 km (124mph) while also providing a quiet, emission free ride.
The list of standard equipment will include bi-xenon headlamps, COMAND APS, an active park assist for automatic parking, and the THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control system.
Press release after the jump.