Gradually, the model range of the Mercedes C-Class Saloon and C-Class Estate is being replenished with new versions. However, the most effective ones keep themselves waiting longer than we would like. The celebrity brand has announced that orders for the first PHEV, the C-Class 300 e, will begin accepting orders in November.
In mid-September, Mercedes-Benz expanded the options for the new Mercedes C-Class, offering both sedan and station wagon, with new mechanical options, and introduced the 4MATIC version with all-wheel drive.
The proposal added a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine with 48-volt MHEV technology C 220 d. But the most efficient versions of this line, plug-in hybrids, keep waiting longer than necessary. After several delays, the commercial launch of the new Mercedes C-Class 300 e will begin next November with deliveries from December.
From an aesthetic point of view, there are no changes in the two models compared to the combustion versions, with the exception of the corresponding emblems and an additional cover on the left rear fender, which houses the battery charging port. But where the difference will be in boot space, which will be down to 315 liters in the sedan and 360 liters in the estate.
The C 300 e combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine with a maximum output of 204 hp and an electric motor with 129 hp, mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission 9G- Tronic. The total plug-in hybrid system delivers 320 hp.
In addition, its lithium-ion battery has a capacity of 25.4 kWh with a maximum autonomy in electric mode of up to 100 kilometers, which is charged using an 11 kW on-board charger. Mercedes is offering a new option for the standard CCS charger with 55 kW charging power, which takes 30 minutes to fully charge.