Mercedes Bringing Plug-In Hybrid GLC For 2025


Quiz query – what’s the best-selling Mercedes-Benz?

It’s not the stately E-Class, neither is it the G-Wagon that has labored its means into cultural consciousness. Mercedes-Benz’s best-seller is the common-or-garden GLC.

Mercedes’ compact SUV is many individuals’s entry level to the model. Our skilled take a look at driver says, “The consolation, know-how (together with many driver help capabilities), occupant area, high quality, engines, and comfort options all add as much as a compelling entire.”

However European patrons get entry to a model we don’t get within the U.S. – a fuel-sipping plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version. Over there, it’s referred to as the “GLC 300e.” But it surely’s about to return stateside, the place will probably be referred to as the “2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e.”

So far as we are able to inform, it received’t have 50 extra of something.

Mercedes hasn’t disclosed pricing. The gas-powered GLC begins at $48,250 (together with the necessary $1,150 vacation spot cost). We’d count on a PHEV model to land within the mid-$50,000 vary.

Plug-in hybrids are like half-electric automobiles. They’ll journey for a set distance on electrical energy alone earlier than utilizing gasoline to go additional. Proudly owning one is like having an electrical car for around-town errands and a gas-powered automobile for street journeys.

The interior of the 2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e

313 Horsepower, Exceptional Vary Claims

Mercedes introduced the transfer this week, saying, “The intensive normal choices of the GLC 300 4MATIC SUV will carry over to the plug-in hybrid whereas including extra new normal options to boost the electrical expertise additional. The brand new plug-in hybrid mannequin will arrive at U.S. dealerships within the second half of 2024.”

This GLC 350e makes use of a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to an electrical motor, good for a mixed 313 horsepower and all-wheel drive (AWD).

The corporate hasn’t declared its all-electric vary in U.S. phrases. In Europe, it advertises an all-electric vary of 81 miles. Nonetheless, European testing routinely ends in far longer vary figures than the method utilized by America’s EPA. Nonetheless, hitting two-thirds of that vary would make it one of many longest-range PHEVs in the marketplace.

“An ‘Off-Street’ drive mode allows the plug-in hybrid to drive electrically on off-road terrain,” Mercedes says.

The corporate will provide the GLC350e in two trims – Unique and Pinnacle – matching the highest two trims of the gas-only model.

Mercedes says it “will arrive at U.S. dealerships within the second half of 2024.”

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