New details about the upcoming 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-In Hybrid have emerged with them confirming that the model won’t use a six-cylinder engine as previously expected.
Instead, the new Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid will utilise the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as the C250. This engine typically produces 208 hp but in the C350 Plug-In Hybrid, it will be used as an engine-generator.
Mated to this internal combustion engine will be an electric motor providing an additional 67 hp. This electric motor will be joined by a battery pack (of which the size isn’t known) helping to give the new Mercedes-Benz hybrid a potential zero-emissions range of 32 miles.
From a visual standpoint, two key features will immediately set the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid apart from other C-Class models. First of all, the charging socket will be mounted in the rear bumper while the front grille has the ability to open and close to reduce drag while also reducing the time for the car to warm up.