Encouraged by the measures taken by the Indonesian government to revert a CO2 based taxation system for vehicles in the near future - Mercedes-Benz Indonesia has previewed the E350e premium-sedan, in an effort to gauge local response towards models equipped with Plug-in Hybrid technology.
Echoing the sales success of PHEVs in Thailand and Malaysia, Mark Raine, Vice-President of Marketing and Sales Mercedes-Benz, South East Asia 2 added, “Up to 40% of Mercedes-Benz portfolio in Thailand and Malaysia consist of Plug-in Hybrids with much lower impact to the environment. Mercedes-Benz is preparing research to assemble the Plug-in Hybrid at our local factory.”
The (W213) E350e is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine, also found on the E250, which is aided by a 65 kW, 440 Nm electric motor situated within the 9G-Tronic automatic transmission.
The engine produces 211hp and 350Nm on its own. In concert with the electric motor – total power output is 286hp and 550Nm. The E350e is capable of delivering up to 33km of electric range once fully charged.