2025 Mercedes GLC 350e PHEV brings quick charging, lengthy electrical vary


A brand new plug-in hybrid model of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class crossover SUV is coming to the U.S. for the 2025 mannequin yr, the corporate confirmed this previous week.

Referred to as the GLC 350e, the plug-in hybrid is scheduled to succeed in showrooms within the second half of the yr, with pricing to be introduced nearer to that point. It is based mostly on the current-generation GLC-Class that arrived for the 2023 mannequin yr.

The powertrain combines a 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine with an electrical motor for a mixed output of 313 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. It will get the GLC 350e from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds, in line with Mercedes. The highest velocity is proscribed to 135 mph in hybrid mode and 87 mph in electrical mode.

2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (GLC 350e)

2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (GLC 350e)

A 24.8-kwh battery pack affords as much as 81 miles of electrical vary, as measured on the European WLTP testing cycle. Count on the EPA quantity to be a bit decrease.

The GLC 350e options each 11-kw AC charging and 60-kw DC quick charging, with the latter capable of totally cost the pack in about half-hour, in line with Mercedes. Whereas Mercedes plans to undertake the Tesla North American Charging Normal (NACS) for its EVs, the GLC 350e continues with the Mixed Charging Normal (CCS) port for now.

Notable customary options embrace a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, 11.9-inch central touchscreen, wi-fi Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, digital key performance, 64-color ambient lighting, and a self-leveling suspension.

2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (GLC 350e)

2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (GLC 350e)

The GLC 350e is not the one plug-in hybrid within the GLC-Class lineup. The AMG GLC 63 S E Efficiency additionally arrives within the U.S. for the 2025 mannequin yr, boasting 671 hp. However it’s extra about efficiency than effectivity. Each fashions will be a part of a plug-in hybrid model of the bigger GLE-Class that launched as a 2024 mannequin.

Mercedes additionally reportedly plans to convey the EQC electrical SUV to the U.S. in 2025, after after an aborted try in 2019—and subsequent delays—to convey the earlier model. The automaker final month introduced that it was delaying its EV targets, with internal-combustion fashions staying “properly into the 2030s.”

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