The standard bearer of the Mercedes-Benz (W205) C-Class range, the C350e plug-in hybrid, is scheduled to hit showrooms in very short order – ahead of the much anticipated local introduction, here’s an in-house Mercedes-Benz production about the many thingamajigs that give the car its great appeal.
The tech-laden C350e combines a host of new convenience features, such as the cabin-climate pre-conditioning function, Thermotronic three-zone climate control and 360-degree camera view. The C350e is also the first C-Class sold locally to be supplied with the firm’s ‘Airmatic’ active-suspension system.
The video also takes us through the C350e’s intelligent hybrid system relies on a host of sensory equipment which work in tandem the route-based drive operation and radar-based energy recuperation functions. The C350e offers four drive modes which augment the performance characteristics of the turbocharged four-cylinder engine and electric motor combo that delivers a total system output 279bhp and 600Nm of torque.
We were treated to a special preview of the locally assembled (CKD) car recently, which will go on sale at an estimated RM299,000, replacing the current top-of-the-line C300 AMG Line - currently priced at RM307,888.