Mercedes launches C350e, GLE500e & S500e Plug-in Hybrid models

Mercedes-benz plug-in hybrid range

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.

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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.

ModelPrice (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 4MATICS 500 e
Number of cylinders/arrangement4/in-lineV6V6
Displacement (cc)199129962996
Rated output (kW at rpm)155 at 5500245 at 5250-6000245 at 5250-6000
Rated torque (Nm at rpm)350 at 1200-4000480 at 1600-4000480 at 1600-4000
Rated output of electric motor (kW at rpm)60 at 200085 at 350085 at 3500
Max. rated system output (kW at rpm)205 at 5000325 at 5250-5500325 at 5250-5500
Max. system torque (Nm)600650650
Combined fuel consumption (l/100 km)2.4
Combined CO2 emissions (g/km)56 (59)7865
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)5.9 (6.2)5.35.2
Top speed (km/h)210210210
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