New Mercedes-Benz C-Class PHEV To Go 31 Miles On Electric Power
Mercedes-Benz announced the new C-Class sedan and wagon at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show – but now we’ve learned that two EQ-Power plug-in versions will be included.
The C-Class was already electrified through the 350e plug-in hybrid version, but now it’s time for the next generation EQ-Power powertrain with more power and battery capacity.
First of all, there will be two engine versions:
- C300e – four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline engine
- C300de – four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine
The addition of a diesel engine (a rare sight in PHEVs) is something unexpected.
Battery size is expected to increase from around 6.4 kWh to 13.8 kWh for up to 31 miles (50 km) of all-electric range.
Electric motor power probably will increase by 50% too, from around 60 kW to around 90 kW.
There is no info on overall system power yet in the C350e and C350de (engines to be at around 200hp).
Sales of the new plug-in hybrids in Europe will begin later this year.