It’s time for the Mercedes-Benz C 350 e PHEV to be reviewed in the Fully Charged Show.
The Mercedes-Benz C 350 e combines a combustion engine with an electric drive system and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 6.38 kWh, which can be charged from an external power source. Thanks to an intelligent on‑board charging system, this takes approximately one hour and 30 minutes at a wallbox.
From a displacement of just under two liters, the four-cylinder petrol engine in the C 350 e produces 155 kW (211 hp) and maximum torque of 350 Newton meters. The electric motor has an output of up to 60 kW and delivers torque of 340 Newton meters. A total system output of 205 kW (279 hp), as well as system torque of 600 Newton meters, are thus available to be called upon by the standard-fit 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission.
The high overall system output and intelligent engine management give the car the driving dynamics of a sports car. The vehicle combines this with the ride comfort of a premium saloon, along with fuel consumption and environmental compatibility on a level that, until recently, would not even have been expected of many small cars. The Saloon can sprint from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.9 seconds, while the Estate, at 6.2 seconds, is almost as quick off the mark. The Saloon can reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155.3 mph) and the Estate up to 246 km/h (152.8 mph), both in conjunction with certified fuel consumption of 2.1 liters per 100 kilometers (112 mpg US). This corresponds to CO2 emissions of 48 grams per kilometer (49 grams per kilometer for the Estate). Both variants of the C 350 e also offer the possibility of driving up to 31 kilometers (19 miles) in all-electric mode, and thus completely free of CO2 emissions locally – for example in the city.