Mercedes-Benz E 350 e AMG Line previewed, to cost below RM400k!


Previewed alongside the locally assembled W213 E-Classes was the Mercedes-Benz E 350 e AMG Line, a plug-in hybrid version of the sedan that will replace former range topper E 300 AMG Line.

The E 300 was previously sold at RM458,888, but the electrified variant will be considerably cheaper, dipping just below the RM400,000 mark. Comparatively, the impressively-specced G30 BMW 530i is priced dangerously close at RM398,800, but remains as a CBU unit for the time being.

The hybrid system in the E 350 e is broadly similar to that of the C 350 e. It’s powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 211 hp and 350 Nm of torque (exactly as the E 250), but gets boosted by an electric motor that belts 87 hp and 440 Nm of torque. Together, the hybrid powertrain gives 286 hp and 550 Nm of torque, enabling a century sprint time of 6.2 seconds.

Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h, whereas top speed in full electric mode is capped at 130 km/h. On a full charge, it will give you a pure electric range of 33 km. The claimed fuel consumption figure is between 2.1 to 2.5 litres per 100km. Like the C 350 e, it will be fully kitted to the brim, dressed in the suitably sporty AMG Line package. The E 350 e will come with:

Multibeam LED HeadlampsPanoramic sliding glass roofActive Brake Assist
Airmatic suspension19-inch AMG light alloy wheelsAMG Line exterior
Night Package60 litres of fuel tankAMG Line interior
Burmester premium surround sound systemAMG sports steering wheelNappa leather upholstery
Pre-entry air conditioningFully digital instrument clusterBlue-coloured brake callipers

The approximate launch date is unknown at press time, but Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said it will officially be introduced in Q3 2017. Only a few more months to go, guys!


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Matthew H. Tong

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