Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid – Images From 2015 NAIAS

JAN 14 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 10

We managed to snap a few shots of the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid on display at the 2015 NAIAS.

For details on this newly revealed PHEV, click here.

Check out these images of the newest plug-in Mercedes on the block and then tell us what you think of it in comments below.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid - Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid – Image Credit: Tom Moloughney/InsideEVs

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10 Comments on "Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid – Images From 2015 NAIAS"

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MDEV

The infotainment looks like a android tablet with a holder, why do they think is cool?

Tesla Fan

tiny *** screen lol

and lol @ where you plug in

Mike I

Great idea! Let’s make fender benders even more expensive to repair! NOT.

I want some of what those guys were smoking when they decided to put the charge port in the rear bumper. This is even worse than replacing the normal gas filler location with the charge port. BMW made a much better choice on the X5 PHEV putting the charge port in the fender in front of the driver’s door – just like Volt and Energi cars.

wavelet

It’s not just the added expense of a fender bender; most fender benders allow to drive a car as usual for a few days (or more) if you don’t have the time to get it repaired immediately.

With this car, a fender bender in that area makes it unusable for electric driving. Even if the socket itself is still intact, I wouldn’t risk charging before the full repair, given the high voltages/currents involved. It also means not any auto body shop can do the repair — you’d pretty much need a MB shop (that has the EV knowhow).

Sure, it’s not a huge thing in itself, but it’s a rather annoying detail from an engineering-oriented company.

arne-nl

Charge ports are where you attach the power, not where it comes out. So totally safe for the workshop. No specialized worksshop needed. But repairs migh be more costly.

Mikey

What’s.the problem when not charging the car for a for days? Its not a tesla,… And when somone rearends you, the other party has to pay.

Battery included it weights the same as the 2014 model, it adds only 100 kg. No heavy weight like the Tesla or the Volvo V60 D6.

250 kmh and 0-100 km/h in 5.9 sec is good enough for me.

arne-nl

If you bend the fender enough to destroy the socket, then your rear light is probably a goner too. Know how much a lighting module costs on a modern car? I don’t think the extra cost (in relative terms) is anything to worry about.

Someone out there

Yeah… I don’t think you’re really supposed to plug it in. With a meager 20 miles of electric range (at the very best) why even bother? The plug-in bit is just a way to buy green credentials for a gas guzzler.

arne-nl

“buy green credentials”

make that”

“buy government incentives”

Martin T

I’m a fan of Mercedes EV plug in efforts,
but critical of two points:
1) Plug in point at rear bumper?
2) Range

Fix these MB and you sir have another winning C class.