Mercedes-Benz C 350 e PHEV with 100km EV range debuts in Thailand

European-spec C 300 e


A plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is now available in Thailand in the guise of the Mercedes-Benz C 350 e AMG Dynamic. Fetching a price of 3,350,000-baht (approx. RM 425,439), the plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) C350e is now sold alongside the diesel-powered C 220 d Avantgarde.

In Malaysia, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is sold in two versions, namely the C 200 Avantgarde and the C 300 AMG Line. With the PHEV C-Class now available in Thailand and Singapore, it might just make its way to Malaysia soon.

European-spec C 300 e shown

Powering the Thai-spec Mercedes-Benz C 350 e is a hybrid powertrain that consists of a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that makes 204 hp (metric) and 320 Nm. Working together with the turbocharged engine is an electric motor that makes 129 hp (metric) and 440 Nm. Combined, the hybrid system makes 313 hp (metric) and 500 Nm. All power is sent to the rear wheels via a 9-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission and the car does the 0-100km/h acceleration in 6.1 seconds.

Storing power for the electric drive system is a 25.4-kWh battery that gives the car an all-electric driving range of 100 km (WLTP). A plus point of the C 350 e PHEV is that it can handle DC fast charging at a rate of 50 kW, allowing you to charge the car in 30 minutes. With 11-kW AC charging, you can ‘refill’ the battery in 2 hours.

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European-spec C 300 e shown

Compared to the Thai-spec C 220 d Avantgarde, the C 350 e AMG Dynamic adds the following features:

  • AMG Line exterior
  • Digital Light
  • Adaptive Highbeam Assist
  • Active Light System
  • Cornering Light
  • Radiator Grille with Mercedes-Benz Pattern
  • Comfort suspension with air level control on rear axle
  • 18-inch AMG 5-twin spoke light alloy wheels
  • Larger front disc brakes
  • TIREFIT

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European-spec C 300 e shown

Lifting the C 350 e AMG Dynamic’s interior a tier above its diesel counterpart are the following interior features:

  • AMG Line interior
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Sports Seats
  • Multifunction AMG sports steering wheel in Nappa leather
  • Electrical sunblind for rear window
  • Heated front seats
  • Brushed sports pedals with black rubber studs
  • Instrument panel and beltlines in ARTICO man-made leather in Nappa look
  • Burmester 3D Surround Sound System
  • AMG floor mats

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European-spec C 300 e shown

Standard interior features in the Thai-spec Mercedes-Benz C-Class include 11.9-inch touchscreen centre display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, ambient lighting, MBUX, and LTE communication for the use of Mercedes Me connected services.

Standard safety equipment for the Thai-spec Mercedes-Benz C-Class includes Adaptive Brake with Hold function and Hill-Start Assist, Active Brake Assist, Cruise Control and Speedtronic, Attention Assist, and Active Parking Assist with Parktronic. The range-topping C350e AMG Dynamic adds on Active Distance Assist Distronic and Active Lane Keeping Assist.

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