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Mercedes-Benz introduces GLE and GLC plug-in hybrids





9 September 2019


Mercedes-Benz has chosen the Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil two new plug-in hybrid models.

The first forms part of the recently revamped GLC range. It’s called the GLC 350e and it features a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 155kW and 349Nm of torque. It’s also equipped with a 13.5kWh battery pack that powers a 90kW/440Nm electric motor.

The combined power output is 235kW and 700Nm of torque, which is good for a zero to 100km/h sprint in just 5.7 seconds.

More significant is the all-electric range of around 50km, which is enough for most daily commutes.

The second introduction is the GLE 350 de 4Matic, based on the all-new GLE, launched here recently.

This particular model uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel and a 31.2 kWh battery pack that runs an electric motor. The combined power output for this model is 235kW and 700Nm of torque, which is good for a zero to 100km/h sprint of 6.8 seconds.

Thanks to a bigger battery pack, the GLE hybrid has an impressive electric range of just over 100km.

To ensure the battery pack had no impact on luggage capacity, Mercedes-Benz modified the rear axle and created a special rear-end design.