Mercedes is bringing its hybrid technology used in the S-Class to its C-Class with the launch of the new Mercedes C350 plug in hybrid.
The Mercedes C350 plug in hybrid will come with a range of 31 KM in electric mode, and it is designed for low emission driving.
The C 350 PLUG-IN HYBRID uses the currently most advanced form of hybrid technology. Its electrical energy storage unit is a high-voltage lithium-ion battery with a total capacity of 6.2 kWh, which can be charged from an external power source and so makes an effective contribution to the low consumption and emission figures. The battery is water-cooled, weighs around 100 kilograms and is mounted in a sheet steel housing underneath the rear axle in order to maximise crash safety, driving dynamics and boot space.
Thanks to an intelligent on-board charging system, the battery can be recharged in around 1 hour 45 minutes at a wallbox or at one of the growing number of public charging points (230 V, 16 A, 3.7 kW single-phase), which in some cases offer privileged parking. Alternatively, charging via a standard domestic socket is of course also possible. Depending on the connection, a charge time of around two hours is achievable (with 230 V and 13 A, 3.0 kW)
As well as being energy efficient, the new C350 plug in also comes with decent performance, as it will have a 0 to 62 MPH (100 KM/h) time of 5.9 seconds and a top speed of 250 KM/h.
This new C-Class plug in hybrid will be available in both saloon an estate versions and it will launch in March 2015.
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