2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid — New C350 Hybrid
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid inherited the powertrain which was initially installed in the S500 Plug-In Hybrid. The 2016 C350 Plug-in Hybrid will compete against some of the other advanced hybrids within its class, such as BMW 3-Series and Audi A4 with plug-in hybrid powertrain. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid doesn’t diverge significantly from the already established appearance of the conventional C-Class. However, we expect it to come with slight differences, which will underline special characteristics of this vehicle. Although the powertrain is borrowed from the S-Class Hybrid, the 2016 C350 Hybrid won’t have exactly the same engine. The C-Class Hybrid may have a less powerful engine, but it would certainly have one of the most desirable hybrid powertrains.
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid Powertrain
Unfortunately, details about the powertrain are still unknown. According to some speculations, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid will have an inline-four engine, which is less powerful than the V-6 installed in the S500 Plug-in Hybrid. The four-cylinder engine, as a part of the hybrid powertrain, will be able to deliver around 210 horsepower, while the electric motor will probably provide additional 70 horsepower. At this point, we don’t know the capacity of the lithium-ion battery, which will be placed in the trunk.
Driving Modes Of 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid will have the same driving modes as the S-Class Plug-in Hybrid. When in the HYBRID mode, the powertrain uses the power generated from both the engine and the electric motor. The E-SAVE mode spares battery juice, the E-MODE is electric only, and finally, the CHARGE driving mode is used for the battery charging while the vehicle is driven. As for the fuel efficiency, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid has estimated EPA fuel economy result somewhere around 78 mpg/combined. This compact sedan will have all-electric drive range close to 31 miles.
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in Hybrid Release Date
The release date of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid is probably scheduled for the next year. The price isn’t known, but we can estimate that it will be very competitive considering the prices of the other plug-in hybrids within the market niche.