Mercedes-Benz has confirmed three new Plug-in Hybrid models from the brand are set to go on sale in Australia this month – the C 350 e, GLE 500 e 4MATIC and S 500 e.
Priced from $75,300 plus ORC for the C 350 e, the hybridised C-Class will be offered in Sedan and Estate (wagon) body style. It features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine married to a 60kW electric motor for a combined output of 205kW and 600Nm of torque,
Mercedes claims the C 350 e will deliver a claimed combined fuel consumption of 2.4L/100km, along with an an all-electric range of up to 31km.
Both sedan and estate are equipped with air suspension and a pre-entry climate control system as standard.
The $124,900 plus ORC GLE 500 e 4MATIC meanwhile, is powered by 245kW/480Nm 3.0-litre V6 mated with an 85kW electric motor for a total system output of V8-rivalling 325kW and 650Nm of torque.
It will demolish 0-100km/h in a claimed 5.3 seconds while promising to sip just 3.3L/100km of petrol. According to Mercedes, the system also offers all-electric driving at speeds of up to 130km/h.
Finally, for the environmentally conscious who still want a large luxury saloon, Mercedes is happy to sell you the long-wheelbase S 500 e priced from $319,715 plus ORC. It blends the same 3.0-litre V6 with an electric motor for a total system output of 325kW and 650Nm, enough to propel the car from 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds. Fuel economy is rated at 2.8L/100km.
Besides these three models, the German brand will also be launching the E 350 e Plug-in Hybrid early next year.
|Model||Price (Excl. on-roads)|
|C 350 e Sedan||$75,300|
|C 350 e Estate||$77,800|
|GLE 500 e||$124,900|
|S 500 e||$319,715|
|C 350 e
|GLE 500 e 4MATIC||S 500 e|
|Number of cylinders/arrangement||4/in-line||V6||V6|
|Rated output (kW at rpm)||155 at 5500||245 at 5250-6000||245 at 5250-6000|
|Rated torque (Nm at rpm)||350 at 1200-4000||480 at 1600-4000||480 at 1600-4000|
|Rated output of electric motor (kW at rpm)||60 at 2000||85 at 3500||85 at 3500|
|Max. rated system output (kW at rpm)||205 at 5000||325 at 5250-5500||325 at 5250-5500|
|Max. system torque (Nm)||600||650||650|
|Combined fuel consumption (l/100 km)||2.4
|Combined CO2 emissions (g/km)||56 (59)||78||65|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)||5.9 (6.2)||5.3||5.2|
|Top speed (km/h)||210||210||210|