5.9s 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid Coming Fall 2015

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The Plug-in Hybrid is really gaining steam with the launch of mainstream models left and right. The combination of EV-mode driving almost forces the full electric integration of the hybrid components. This is especially important for the big German luxury brands, who have so far launched some of the mildest hybrids of all.

This new C350 PHEV promises a 20-mile electric cruising range, at speeds up to 80-mph. Performance from the turbo four-cylinder engine combined with a charged batter is actually pretty impressive: 5.9-seconds to 60-mph.

Five drive modes and a coasting ‘sail’ mode optimize the regenerative braking functions of the car, tailored to the selected drive modes.

So is the trunk virtually gone with the 6.2-kWh battery pack of the PHEV? It is smaller, but not decimated. A flat-pack battery maintains nearly 12-cubic-feet of capacity, down about three cubic-feet versus the conventional drivetrains.

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2016 C350 PLUG-IN HYBRID Quick Reference Guide



January 12, 2015

Customer Availability & Pricing

  • Mercedes-Benz C350 PLUG-IN HYBRID – Early Fall; Pricing TBA

Standard Feature Highlights

  • AIRMATIC air suspension
  • Pre-Entry Climate Control system
  • High-voltage lithium-ion battery with a total capacity of 6.2 kWh
  • On-board Charging System
  • 7-Speed Automatic Hybrid Transmission
  • Haptic accelerator pedal
  • Central Controller with 7″ High-Mounted Display
  • Multifunction Leather Steering Wheel
  • Hands-free Bluetooth interface
  • ESP®

Safety Feature Highlights

  • DISTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist
  • PRE-SAFE® Brake with pedestrian detection
  • BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist

At a Glance

Internal combustion engine
Number of cylinders/arrangementturbo I-4
Mixture formationHigh-pressure injection, 1 turbocharger
Displacement (cc)1991
Rated output (hp at rpm)208 at 5500
Rated torque (lb-ft)258 @ 1,200 – 4,000
Electric motor
Output (hp)80
Torque (lb-ft)251
System output (hp)275
System torque (lb-ft)443
Acceleration 0-60 mph (s)5.9
Top speed (mph)130
Top speed electric (mph)80
Electric range (miles)20
Total battery capacity (kWh)6.2

new Mercedes-Benz C350 PLUG-IN HYBRID

Efficiency, dynamism and comfort – the best of three worlds


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