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Mercedes-Benz unveils locally assembled Hybrid C350e

KUANTAN: Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd today unveiled its first locally assembled plug-in Hybrid, the Mercedes-Benz C350e.

Vice-President, Sales and Marketing Passenger Cars, Mark Raine said the vehicle would be launched in six weeks, replacing the existing C300 series.

"The price tag on the Mercedes-Benz C350e is RM299,000 and takes about eight weeks for delivery," he told reporters at a media preview of the premium vehicle here.
Raine said the C350e can go up to 31km in pure electric range mode, had a combined power output of 279 horsepower, top speed of up to 130km/h pure electric, 600Nm combined torque output and can go from 0 to 100km per hour in 5.9 seconds.

"It can be fully charged using a conventional plug-in-socket for four hours or two hours utilising a wall box," said Raine.

The C350e also features preconditioning – a preferred cabin climate before entry; silent start; energy recuperation while braking and coasting; intelligent hybrid and boost technology.

Design wise, it has an AMG interior and exterior design, panoramic sliding glass roof, AMG rear apron in diffuser look with a distinct visual differentiation from non-hybrid version.

Additionally, the C350e has four operating modes which are Hybrid, E-Mode, E-Save and Charge.

Yesterday, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia launched the GLC 250 4Matic, which is priced tentatively at RM325,888 and is also now available for booking.