Mercedes-Benz Unveils GLC 350 e Plug-In Hybrid SUV

JUN 19 2015 BY MARK KANE 6

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its all-new SUV – the GLC, which will be available in plug-in hybrid version GLC 350 e 4MATIC.

Without a doubt this is another model among the 10 new plug-in hybrids, planned by 2017.

“The second generation of the mid-range SUV from Mercedes-Benz goes by the name of GLC and represents a big step forward on several fronts: On a technical level the new SUV clearly makes its mark with the excellent standard of safety that is a brand hallmark, featuring state-of-the-art assistance systems and outstanding energy efficiency. Fuel consumption has been cut by up to 19 percent in comparison to the previous model. At the same time, the AIR BODY CONTROL multi-chamber air suspension that is without parallel in this segment, the extended range of DYNAMIC SELECT dynamic transmission modes and the 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive increase not only the ride comfort, but also the vehicle’s sporty agility – whatever surface it is driving on. Visually, the body follows the clear and sensual design idiom which was demonstrated so successfully by the GLC Coupé showcar concept in the spring, and which serves as the standard for future SUV families. “

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

On the technical side, GLC 350 e 4MATIC Mercedes-Benz will be similar to other PHEVs in the lineup.

All-electric range stands at 34 km / 21 miles (provisional figures) in European test cycle (NEDC), so don’t expect much in the real world. However it’s possible that in some environments, like short commutes in big cities, this range will work.

Top speed is 235 km/h (146 mph), while acceleration takes 5.9 seconds to 100 km/h (61 mph) – faster than conventional versions. Well, you pay more, you get more.

System power of the all-wheel drive GLC 350 e 4MATIC is 240 kW – 155 ICE + 85 kW electric motor.

“Like its plug-in big brother of the S-Class, the GLC 350 e 4MATIC offers all the characteristic comfort and efficiency systems – from the flexible, intelligent operating strategy through the specific hybrid driving programs and the haptic accelerator pedal to pre-entry climate control.”

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350 e 4MATIC

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6 Comments on "Mercedes-Benz Unveils GLC 350 e Plug-In Hybrid SUV"

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Just_Chris

Another massive SUV that can get to 60 in under 6 sec, just what the world needs.

Having said that if it replaces a pure ice version that’s a good thing…… but I still feel let down, couldn’t they have made the battery a little bit bigger?

sven

Interesting placement of the charger port above the corner of the rear bumper. When the EVSE is on the other side, I guess it’ll allow use of a shorter cord and be a little easier to plug in as you don’t have to loop the cord around the back of the car to reach a port above the rear wheel well.

Poll: Where do you think is the most user-friendly spot to put a charge port on an EV?

Jeff Songster

The front is very functional… You nose into a parking space and no issues with cable length… often even to an adjacent space when main one is ICED. Side ones are ok but seem a relic of pulling alongside pumps.

LOVE MY LEAFS! 2 and counting… 2013 & 2015 waiting for the 2017 LEAF to add another… or maybe a Model X…

AZ EV

The charge port on my RAV4 EV is on the back driver side (where the gas nozzle would go). I usually just back in when I use public charge stations so no big deal.

I park my EV in our garage on the right hand side. I have the 240v charge line hanging from the ceiling. The way the GLC has the port on the rear passenger side, we could charge the EV and then just plug right into the GLC with the same line.

miggy

I think in the front grill for the charging port is still the best location. The Outlander PHEV sets the standard with over 50km Electric only range.

Absidu

Think of it as hybrid in new segment. Al least people with money won’t opt for 5-6 liter engines.