A plug-in hybrid version of the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will soon be available in addition to the recently updated normal model and its fastback equivalent. Since the facelift of the small luxury SUV, the engine choice has been removed. The new hybrid, which shares the same name as its predecessor, the 2025 GLC 350e, has a similar power output but probably a lot longer range.

Basics-wise, the GLC 350e combines an electric motor (generating 325 pound-feet of torque and 134 horsepower on its own) with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. While combined torque is much lower at 406 pound-feet (from 516), combined output is likewise comparable at 313 horsepower (down just 2 from before). Its current 0-60 mph time of 6.6 seconds instead of 5.6 seconds could be connected to the modification. Four-wheel drive is the norm.

The new PHEV’s 24.8-kWh battery pack should let it to drive significantly longer between charges even though it won’t be as fast. That is roughly double the capacity of the old battery—11.3 kWh greater. The GLC 350e boasts an extremely outstanding range of 81 miles on electricity alone on the WLTP loop (because the U.S. EPA range and fuel efficiency haven’t been disclosed). That will probably be less on the EPA test cycle, but it will definitely be better than the 22 miles of the previous model. About forty kilometers seems like a reasonable estimate. The GLC now enables DC fast charging up to 60 kW in addition to the enhanced range and faster AC charging speeds of 7.4 kW to 11 kW.

Three trim levels will be available for the GLC 350e: Standard, Exclusive, and Pinnacle. A 12.3-inch instrument screen, an 11.9-inch infotainment screen, navigation, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless phone charging, heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, parking sensors, and a power hatch are just a few of the many goodies that come standard. It has automated lights, blind-spot warning, and automated emergency braking.

In the latter part of this year, the GLC 350e goes on sale. The price will be revealed closer to the time of sale. It will undoubtedly cost more than the GLC 300 4MATIC’s standard pricing of about $50,000.

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