FAST FACTS ENGINE: four cylinder, in-line petrol.
BATTERY: 6.2 kWh lithium-ion battery.
TOTAL POWER: 286 hp.
TOTAL TORQUE: 550 Nm.
MAX SPEED: 130 km/h in allelectric mode.
ACCELERATION: 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds.
FUEL EFFICIENCY: 2.1litres /100 km.
RANGE: 33km in allelectric mode.
Taking the lead in the eco-conscious movement, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia introduces a lean, green, luxurious machine in the form of the locally assembled E 350 e. At the heart of the German carmaker’s newest pride and joy is the game-changing plug-in hybrid technology that combines an internal combustion engine with an electric drive featuring a lithium-ion battery that can be charged at a mains socket. This means you can coolly cruise around the city on pure electricity, while the internal combustion engine lets you leap across long distances or even optimise the electric drive to supplement the combustion engine. Thanks to this, you’re assured a smooth 33km-long journey in all-electric mode and a remarkably low fuel consumption of 2.1l per 100km. If the all-electric drive range seems a bit too short, you need not furrow your brow as the intelligent hybrid system ensures efficiency during the electric drive, and energy is also recovered while braking and coasting.
You’re also assured of a luxuriously hushed ride in the E 350 e as it glides along silently in the electric mode with nary an intrusion from the petrol engine. Supplementing the comfort of steering this nifty steed is the Air Body Control air suspension with continuously adjustable damping.
The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e also comes in variants of AMG Line and Exclusive Line, or the limited edition E 350 e Edition 60. The AMG Line is designed for those who want a sportier outlook, while the Exclusive Line appeals to those who have an appreciation for the German carmaker’s classic craftsmanship. In the handsome Exclusive Line, you’re surrounded by warm timbres of light brown ash wood trim, Artico leather on the dashboard as well as nappa leather on the steering wheel and upholstery. Completing the sumptuous atmosphere is the Burmester surround sound system that readily sets the mood for your exploration with the E 350