So far, we’ve seen the Mercedes-Benz C 350 e plug-in hybrid in standard form as well as with AMG Line interior, but a top-of-the-range example with the sportier exterior has remained elusive. Now, however, the full ensemble has become available for us to check out, so we’ve provided you with an in-depth photo gallery to give you a closer look at you’ll get for all that money.

As intimated during the launch of the car last October, the C 350 e AMG Line is priced at RM299,888, RM10,000 more expensive than the Avantgarde model and RM5,000 more than the one with the AMG Line interior. That price is on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of a four-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Outside, the C 350 e is differentiated from its petrol-powered siblings through blue highlights around the LED Intelligent Light System headlight projectors, as well as blue front brake callipers and blue “Plug-in Hybrid” badging on the front fenders.

On top of that, the full AMG Line model tacks on more aggressive front and rear bumpers and deeper side sills – the same as you’d find on the C 250 AMG Line – plus the 19-inch AMG multi-spoke alloy wheels already found on the AMG Line interior model (and the short-lived C 300 AMG Line).

Inside, the only identifiers that this is a plug-in hybrid are C 350 e-specific screens on the COMAND centre display and the instrument cluster’s multi-info display. Other than that, it’s the standard-fare C-Class interior, with the AMG Line models adding an AMG flat-bottomed steering wheel, metallic highlights and an analogue centre clock.

Standard features on the C 350 e include keyless entry, push-button start, a sunroof, Thermotronic three-zone climate control, a reverse camera and a 13-speaker, Audio 20 infotainment system and 7.0-inch screen and a 590-watt Burmester sound system. Opting for either of the two AMG Line models throws in a panoramic sunroof and a 360-degree camera.

Power comes from the ubiquitous M270 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine that develops 208 hp and 350 Nm of torque – the same outputs as the C 250. Sandwiched between it and the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission is an 80 hp/340 Nm electric motor, resulting in a total system output of 279 hp and a whopping 600 Nm.

As a result, the C 350 e is capable of sprinting from zero to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds, as well as delivering a combined fuel consumption figure of just 2.1 litres per 100 km on the European NEDC cycle and carbon dioxide emissions of only 49 grams per kilometre. All-electric range is 31 km, and the car can travel in this mode at speeds of up to 130 km/h.

Juicing the electric motor is a 6.38 kWh lithium-ion battery that sits under the boot floor, resulting in a stepped luggage bay and reduced space from 475 litres to 335 litres. Charging time is around one hour and 45 minutes via the RM7,500 wallbox, or two and a half hours through the standard household 230 V outlet; the charging port is located under the right tail light.

Want to know how the Mercedes-Benz C 350 e drives? You can either read our full review or watch the latest episode of the Driven Web Series – where we pitch the three-pointed star against the BMW 330e and the cut-price Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI. For a complete look at the different specifications of the C 350 e variants, as well as to get the best deals on a new car, visit CarBase.my.