2017 Mercedes-Benz E350e Plug-in Hybrid Coming To Malaysia In Q3, Below RM400k

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2017 Mercedes-Benz E350e Plug-in Hybrid Coming To Malaysia In Q3, Below RM400k

At this morning’s launch of the locally-assembled version of the W213 generation all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia made a surprise announcement that the E350e plug-in will soon join the E-Class’ expanding line-up later this year, replacing the fully-imported E300.

Like the E200 Avantgarde, E250 Avantgarde and E250 Exclusive, the E350e will also be locally-assembled at the company’s vehicle assembly facility within the DRB-Hicom plant in Pekan, Pahang.

The E350e is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged in-line four-cylinder engine (shared with the E250) paired to a 65 kW, 440 Nm electric motor nestled within the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission.

The engine alone produces 211 hp and 350 Nm. Together with the electric motor, the system produces a total ouput of 286 hp and 550 Nm. As with all hybrids/plug-in hybrids, the total system output is less than the arithmetic sum of the engine and electric motor’s output because the two peak at different speeds.

Curiously, the 9G-Tronic transmission E350e produces 50 Nm less torque than the 7G-Tronic transmission C350e, but as a consolation, the E350e produces 7 hp more power.

Powering the traction motor and storing the recovered energy during braking/coasting is a 6.2 kWh lithium-ion traction battery mounted behind the car. A full charge using a European domestic power socket takes about 3 hours, while a fast charging wall box can shorten this to 1.5 hours.

With the traction battery fully charged, the E350e has an all-electric driving range of about 30 km. The rated fuel consumption on a European test cycle is 2.1-litre/100 km, but of course, real-world fuel consumption will be easily more than twice as high.

Since the E350e sits at the top of the E-Class sedan range, we expect the E350e to feature many more features than the E200 and E250.

Our local E350e will come fitted with the following items:

  • AMG Line exterior with Night Package
  • 19-inch AMG light alloy wheels
  • AIRMATIC suspension
  • Active Brake Assist
  • MULTIBEAM LED headlamps
  • Panaromic sliding glass roof
  • KEYLESS GO hands-free access
  • Burmester High-end surround sound system
  • AMG Sports steering wheel
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • AMG Line interior

Deliveries are expected to begin in Q3 this year, with an estimated pricing of no more than RM400,000. 

Gallery: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E350e Plug-in Hybrid



As someone who appreciates cars not just for their horsepower value but also for their cultural significance, he is interested in the art of manufacturing and selling cars just as much as driving them. Prior to swapping spread sheets for a word processor, he spent his previous life in product planning and market research.



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