It’s been paraded at various events since April, but the Mercedes-Benz E 350 e plug-in hybrid has finally, officially been launched in Malaysia. The petrol-electric executive sedan arrives in locally-assembled (CKD) form and is available in Exclusive and AMG Line variants, as well as a limited Edition 60 model.

Let’s be honest, you’re here for the prices, so we’ll reveal those to you first. The Exclusive kicks off the range with a starting price of RM392,888, while the AMG Line costs just RM3,000 more, at RM395,888. The Edition 60, limited to – you guessed it – 60 units, goes for RM408,888. All prices are on-the-road without insurance, inclusive of a four-year, unlimited-mileage warranty.

Under the bonnet sits an M274 2.0 litre turbo four-cylinder engine producing 208 hp and 350 Nm of torque, paired to an electric motor sandwiched between it and the nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission. The motor has been boosted by seven horsepower and a whole 100 Nm over the C 350 e‘s to 87 hp and 440 Nm, so total system output has gone up by six horses to 281 hp, although torque is down 50 Nm to 550 Nm.

Those figures enable the E 350 e to sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 6.2 seconds (identical to the E 300), while all-electric range is rated at 33 km; the car has a top speed of 130 km/h in EV mode. A 6.2 kWh lithium-ion battery sits at the rear, resulting in a stepped boot floor and reduced cargo space, from 540 litres to 400. Charging time is around three hours with a standard domestic socket, or an hour and a half using a wallbox.

There are three power modes available, independent of the Dynamic Select drive modes – Hybrid, fully-electric E-Mode E-Save and Charge. As standard, the E 350 e comes with Air Body Control suspension to keep the extra weight of the battery in check, and local models also get a larger 60 litre fuel tank, although that’s still smaller than the 66 litre unit found on the petrol models.

Appearance-wise, you’ll be hard-pressed to discern the E 350 e from other E-Class models, apart from the blue front brake callipers, the Plug-in Hybrid badges on the front fenders and the charging port at the rear of the car, under the right tail light. Inside, there are unique displays to show the car’s battery level and energy usage, plus a button to select the powertrain mode.

Kit count is identical on all models and includes Multibeam LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Plus, Keyless-Go entry and start, Thermotronic three-zone climate control, Nappa leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats with memory and four-way lumbar support, Active Parking Assist, a 360-degree camera, a panoramic sunroof, 64-colour ambient lighting and a powered bootlid with handsfree opening.

Also fitted are double front sun visors, sunblinds for the rear side windows (manual) and windscreen (powered), the top COMAND Online infotainment system, a Widescreen Cockpit with twin 12.3-inch displays, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Qi wireless charging and a 13-speaker Burmester sound system. Unlike the E 300 AMG Line sold here in fully-imported (CBU) form, there’s no head-up display.

The only differences between the three variants are aesthetic, with the Exclusive model coming with 19-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels and open-pore light brown ash wood trim. The AMG Line adds more aggressive front and rear bumpers, deeper side skirts, 19-inch five-split-spoke alloys, a flat-bottomed steering wheel and metal-weave interior trim with a piano black centre console.

Meanwhile, the Edition 60 is similar to the Exclusive but adds 19-inch six-spoke alloys, macchiato beige and saddle brown designo Nappa leather upholstery, a Nappa leather-wrapped dashboard (Artico faux leather on other models) and designo lined piano black interior trim. There’s also Edition 60 badging on the front fenders and centre console, plus a gloss white key and an exclusive appreciation plaque from Royal Selangor.

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has also announced Agility Financing prices for the E 350 e, which stand at RM3,928 per month for the Exclusive variant, RM3,958 per month for the AMG Line and RM4,088 per month for the Edition 60 on a three-year tenure. Browse full specifications and equipment on all Mercedes-Benz E-Class variants, and get the best deals on a new car, on

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