Future Mercedes C-Class to get Plug-In Hybrid version image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce a Plug-In Hybrid version of the next C-Class generation, once the model will hit the market.

After officially announcing that the new generation of the C-Class will make its way onto the market in early 2014, the model is being placed into the spotlights once again, this time with an announcement made by the Mercedes-Benz US operations’ boss, who said that the model will get a plug-in hybrid version too.

“There will be a plug-in hybrid that will have full electric capability on the C-Class platform. The plug-in hybrid is a way to dramatically drive down emissions, while still allowing it to be a little … less range anxiety”, said Stephen Cannon.

The new generation of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will ride on a new platform, named the Mercedes RWD architecture, and the model will be 100 mm longer and 40 mm wider, in order to make room for the new entry-level CLA. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will share some technology with the facelifted E-Class, and even with the flagship sedan, S-Class, in its future generation too. The model is expected to be produced in Germany, China, South Africa and Alabama, U.S.

Source: Car Advice