KUALA LUMPUR: The all-new Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid has been revealed without heavy camouflage for the first time earlier this month at an international media ride and drive.
As per the information released by Mercedes, “The C 350 Plug-in Hybrid uses the 2.0 litre turbo engine from the C 250 – that means 211 PS and 350 Nm of torque, but the torque converter of the 7G-TRONIC transmission has been replaced by an electric motor that does 80 hp, a bit lower than the 107 horsepower, 340 Nm figures of the S-Class version of the system.”
In all-electric mode the car is estimated to have a range of about 50 km (31 miles). That being said, you won’t be getting to where you are going using only electricity with that 80hp electric motor. On the Euro NEDC sliding scale, the car’s fuel consumption is estimated at about 3 litres per 100km.
This particular offering was said to be conceived with both the Chinese and US markets in mind, but will also be available in Europe. The C350 PHEV launches next year, no pricing data has yet been made available.