2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC Plug-in Hybrid. Credit: Mercedes-Benz.


Mercedes Debuts New GLC Plug-In Hybrid

Written By: CarPro | Apr 2, 2024 10:30:48 AM

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its GLC lineup with a new plug-in variant:  the 2025 GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV. It starts with all the standard offerings of the GLC 300 4MATIC SUV, while adding more standard features to further enhance the electric experience.  It's due in CarPro dealerships in the second half of the year and will complete the GLC range.

2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV

Mercedes-Benz says the new GLC plug-in hybrid offers a compelling combination of design and technology coupled with impressive performance, as well as comfort and agility.

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The 350e's hybrid drive system delivers 313-horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The powertrain consists of a 134-horsepower electric motor with internal rotor paired with a 24.8 kWh battery. The electric motor on its own offers 325 lb.-ft. of instantly available torque for agile acceleration.  Mercedes-Benz says it also uses a vacuum-independent, electromechanical brake booster that seamlessly combines electric recuperation with the hydraulic brakes to achieve the best possible energy recovery depending on the driving situation. As a result, the automaker says maximum recuperation power of up to 100 kW can be achieved more frequently than with a conventional, purely hydraulic brake system.


Electric range is up to 81 miles according to WLTP (a rating used in Europe that is typically higher than the still-to-come EPA rating here in the U.S.) Mercedes-Benz says the "Hybrid" drive program utilizes the "Electric" drive mode for the most appropriate driving situations. For example, during city driving, the automaker says the GLC 350e prioritizes electric propulsion. There's also an "Off-Road" drive mode that enables the plug-in hybrid to drive electrically on off-road terrain. All-electric driving is possible up to 87 mph.


As far as charging time goes, with the standard 60 kW DC charger, Mercedes-Benz says a full charge can be achieved in around 30 minutes.

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