Mercedes-Benz C 350 e previewed

By RIZAL JOHAN | 24 August 2016

PEKAN: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia gave a preview of the new C 350 e plug-in hybrid priced at an estimated RM299,000 to members of the media here in Pekan, Pahang.

The new car, which is locally assembled in Pekan, is due to be launched by October and it offers 31km of pure electric range with a pure electric top speed of 130km. It replaces the C 300.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia vice-president for passenger car sales and marketing Mark Raine said it would take about eight weeks for delivery. As a plug-in hybrid, it can be fully charged using a conventional plug-in-socket for four hours or two hours using a wall box,

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The new C-class will come with AMG styling and air suspension comes as standard. It also comes with Thermotronic air-conditioning system and pre-conditioning function whereby the preferred cabin climate can be set 50 minutes before entry.

Also included is the Burmester sound system, 360 degree view camera, panoramic sliding glass roof, haptic pedals for better fuel efficiency, four operating modes: Hybrid, E-Mode, E-Save, Charge; five transmission modes: Individual, Sport+, Sport, Comfort and Economy.

The C-class comes with a 2.0-litre petrol engine providing 211hp and 350Nm of torque. The electric motor produces 60kW and 340Nm of torque. Combined output is 279hp and 600Nm of torque.

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