2024 Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-in Hybrid Introduced In Malaysia; Estimated Pricing RM355k

2024 Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-in Hybrid Introduced In Malaysia; Estimated Pricing RM355k

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia has introduced its latest variant to the best-selling C-Class – the 2024 Mercedes-Benz C350e plug-in hybrid (PHEV). Locally assembled in Pekan, the W206 C350e once again replaces the C300 as the segment flagship (just as it did in 2016 with the W205 generation) and is listed with an estimated retail price of RM355,000. The official price will be announced soon but is claimed to be very close to this estimate. Mercedes-Benz C350e_W206 Plug-in Hybrid_Side

The Mercedes-Benz C350e PHEV receives power from a 2.0L turbocharged petrol engine with a rated output of 204 hp (150 kW) @ 6,100 rpm and 320 Nm of torque @ 2,000 – 4,000 rpm, as well as an electric motor with a rated output of 95 kW (127 hp) and 440 Nm. This combination provides a maximum system output of 230 kW (313 hp) and a peak torque of 550 Nm. The official 0 – 100 km/h sprint is completed in 6.1 seconds, with top speed capped at 245 km/h. Mercedes-Benz_2.0L Turbo Engine_C-Class_Plug-in Hybrid

As for its all-electric driving, the 25.4 kWh high voltage (HV) battery enables an electric driving range of up to 117 km (WLTP). The HV battery is developed in-house by Mercedes-Benz AG and is part of the 4th-generation family of batteries. Consisting of 96 cells in a so-called pouch configuration, it uses an internal cooling system to manage the high energy density. The thermal management system can therefore control the operating temperature irrespective of the climate control in the vehicle interior. The larger battery now also means there is no longer a stepped layout in the boot, and the air suspension set-up on the rear axle helps to support the battery and improve stability. Further, a standard-fit 11 kW charger is available for 3-phase charging at a Wallbox connected to domestic AC mains outlets. Included with the C350e plug-in hybrid is a Mode 2 charging cable.

The energy recovery function allows kinetic energy to be recuperated during deceleration or downhill driving, a process that has now been improved in interaction with the hydraulic brake. The energy recovery output is now over 100 kW. Additionally, the intelligent, route-based operating strategy activates the electric driving mode where this is most appropriate for the route. It takes into account such factors as navigation data, topography, speed limits and traffic conditions for the entire planned route. You can also influence the energy recovery rate directly in 3 stages through the rocker switch behind the steering wheel. This is possible in all driving modes except SPORT. In the driving mode D-, for example, you can experience the ‘one-pedal feeling’ i.e. when you take your foot off the accelerator, the vehicle slows down, purely by electric means, to an extent that the hydraulic foot brake is often not needed.

The operating strategy communicates with the sensors of the assistance systems and thus efficiently supports the driver in many driving situations. For example, over longer distances in urban areas, the car will prioritise electric driving. With the BATTERY HOLD driving mode, maintaining the charge state of the HV battery is given priority. Mercedes-Benz C350e_Infotainment_Settings_Hybrid

The new C-Class also has a haptic accelerator pedal module with a pressure point at an accelerator pedal angle of 9.7°. In ELECTRIC mode, this power surge is activated and allows all-electric operation up to the additional pressure point. If the pressure point is overridden, the combustion engine starts and delivers additional torque.

As the flagship, the new C350e gets AMG Line styling, featuring the iconic Mercedes-Benz pattern grille with the star design in chrome with 18″ AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels. The Night Package includes sporty, expressive design elements in high-gloss black such as the louvre of the radiator shell, trim moulding in the AMG front apron, beltline trim strip and window surround, as well as exterior mirror housings. Other notable highlights include DIGITAL LIGHT, Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, a panoramic sliding sunroof, and ambient lighting with brand logo projection.

Inside, you will find an AMG Line interior with metal structure trim elements, a multi-function sports steering wheel in nappa leather, and AMG floor mats. The driver is greeted with a high-resolution 12.3″ LCD screen and a 11.9″ touchscreen central display slightly tilted towards the driver by 6 degrees. It is also loaded with the latest MBUX multimedia system, making it more digital and intelligent. Furthermore, the ARTICO man-made leather upholstery in black and instrument panel and beltlines in ARTICO man-made leather in nappa look further accentuate the sense of comfort in the cabin.

Other cabin highlights include sport seats, fingerprint scanner, wireless phone charging, ambient lighting and smartphone integration package. With safety in mind, the new C-Class features 360° camera, Blind Spot Assist, Active Brake Assist, and GUARD 360 ° Vehicle protection.

Like all Mercedes-Benz models, the Agility+ Plan is available for the C350e and offers benefits such as lower monthly instalment, flexible end of agreement options, MobilityPlus* programme and a guarantee on the future value of your car no matter what happens. You can also enjoy an additional 6 times service package and up to RM3,800 Star Protect (motor insurance) support when you sign up with Agility+ for the Mercedes-Benz C350e.

For more details, visit mb4.me/StepUpAgility or speak to a Finance and Insurance Executive at the nearest Mercedes-Benz Autohaus.

The Mercedes-Benz C350e is open for pre-booking (www.mercedes-benz.com.my/C-Class) and deliveries are set to commence from March 2024.

* A guaranteed temporary Mercedes-Benz replacement car when yours is sent for service and maintenance or warranty claims, for 48 hours or more. Terms and conditions apply.



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