2015 NAIAS: Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid image

Mercedes-Benz has officially introduced the C350 Plug-in Hybrid at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, in Detroit.

Following the footsteps of its larger brother, the S500 Plug-in Hybrid, the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-in Hybrid has been officially presented to the public during the 2015 NAIAS. The model in question is coming with a 6.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which is weighing 100 kg, fitted under the trunk, an operation which lead to the loss of 15 liters of cargo space, as in sedan form, the cargo capacity is 335 liters and in wagon is 350 liters. The company says that the battery is offering an electric range of 31 km (19 miles) and it can be recharged using a 240V/16A in just 2 hours.

Mercedes-Benz has fitted the vehicle with a conventional engine under its hood, a 2.0 liter four-cylinder gasoline burner, from the C250. This is rated at 208 HP (155 kW), at 5,500 rpm, and 349 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. The electric motor, which is backing up the internal combustion one, is adding 80 HP (60 kW) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque, to a total of 275 HP (205 kW) and 599 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. From 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), the model needs 5.9 seconds and it can go all the way up to 250 km/h (155 mph). The average fuel consumption stands at 2.1L / 100km (134.5 mpg UK / 112 mpg US). No pricing details have been announced yet.