Mercedes-Benz Debuts High-Powered Plug-In GLC with 313 HP

Achieving 60mph in just 6.6 seconds – the ultimate under-20 word title.

The upcoming release of the 2025 GLC350e 4Matic plug-in hybrid will expand the Mercedes-Benz collection. This fresh addition to the lineup will join the already established GLC300 and will hit markets in the United States during the latter half of 2024.

Beneath the bonnet lies a 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor coupled with a 134-hp electric engine and a 24.8-kilowatt-hour (usable) battery. The entirety of the mechanism generates an output of 313 hp and 406 pound-feet of force. A significant 80% of this torque—325 lb-ft—can be immediately accessed through the electric motor.

According to Mercedes, the crossover is capable of reaching speeds of 60 miles per hour in just 6.6 seconds. It employs electronic limitations to cap the GLC’s maximum speed at 135 mph when using the engine, but restricts it to 87 mph when running solely on electric power.

The hybrid plug-in vehicle has a maximum range of 81 miles per charge, although this achievement was reached by Mercedes on Europe’s more lenient WLTP test. It is expected that the United States will experience a lower mileage figure. Owners can quickly recharge the battery in approximately half an hour using the included 60-kilowatt DC charger.

The vehicle will come in three variations: Standard, Exclusive, and Pinnacle. Basic amenities consist of warmed front seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, a power liftgate, blind-spot assistance, adaptive high-beam assistance, and other features. The Exclusive trim offers a Burmester 3D Surround Sound stereo system, improved ambient lighting, and illuminated door thresholds. In addition to these features, the Pinnacle features a head-up display, soundproof and heat-resistant windows, and upgraded Digital Light headlights.

Within the vehicle, there is a 12.3-inch digital dashboard and an 11.9-inch main entertainment screen. Buyers have a selection of 11 different exterior shades, 13 choices for upholstery, and eight distinct wheel patterns to choose from.

Mercedes has confirmed that the GLC350e 4Matic will be the final addition to the GLC lineup, and it is expected to arrive at dealerships later this year. The price of this crossover will be revealed by Mercedes closer to its release date. The current GLC300 4Matic, with a power output of 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, starts at $50,250 (including the $1,150 destination charge). It is anticipated that the new plug-in hybrid model will be priced higher than this.

Source: Mercedes-Benz

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