2024 Mercedes-Benz C350e now in Malaysia – W206 PHEV with 313 PS, 117 km EV range; fr RM355k est

2024 Mercedes-Benz C350e now in Malaysia – W206 PHEV with 313 PS, 117 km EV range; fr RM355k est

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has introduced the C350e AMG Line to the fifth-generation (W206) C-Class range. The new plug-in hybrid variant is locally assembled (CKD) in Pekan, Pahang and is currently listed with an estimated price of RM355,000 on-the-road without insurance.

It joins the existing C200 Avantgarde that goes for RM292,888 and replaces the C300 AMG Line that was previously priced at RM333,888. The latter was confirmed by MBM during a press conference following the reveal, and a quick check of the Mercedes-Benz Malaysia website revealed the C300 spec sheet has indeed been removed.

The C350e features a 2.0 litre turbocharged inline-four petrol engine that serves up 204 PS (201 hp or 150 kW) at 6,100 rpm and 320 Nm of torque from 2,000 to 4,000 rpm. This is augmented by an electric motor rated at 129 PS (127 hp or 95 kW) and 440 Nm, which is integrated into the nine-speed 9G-Tronic automatic transmission driving the rear wheels.

This setup yields a total system output of 313 PS (308 hp or 230 kW) and 550 Nm, which is good for top speed of 245 km/h (0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds), or 140 km/h if running purely on electricity. On that mention, the C350e has a lithium-ion battery with an energy capacity of 25.4 kWh that enables an all-electric range of up to 117 km following the WLTP standard – the battery is covered by a six-year/100,000-km warranty on top of the usual four-year manufacturer warranty.

For context, the fourth-generation (W205) C300e facelift, which was previewed in Malaysia way back in June 2019, had a 13.5-kWh battery for up to 50 km of electric-only range. That model was never launched here – we did get the pre-facelift model though – so the return of a PHEV variant for the C-Class means the G20 BMW 330e now has a direct rival.

In terms of charging, the C350e supports AC charging at a max capacity of 11 kW, with a full charge taking two hours when plugged into a charger capable of that output power. Unlike in Thailand, the Malaysian-spec C350e does not come with DC fast charging at 50 kW, which is capable of getting the battery from a 0-80% state of charge within 20 minutes.

Standard equipment for the C350e includes the AMG Line package, which is represented by a grille insert featuring a star mesh pattern, sporty front and rear bumpers, more prominent exhaust finishers as well as a rear diffuser-like element. This is accompanied by the Night Package that adds black trim on the exterior. The C350e is the only W206 C-Class variant that comes with self-levelling air suspension on the rear axle to compensate for the battery’s weight, while the front stays on steel springs.

2024 Mercedes-Benz C350e now in Malaysia – W206 PHEV with 313 PS, 117 km EV range; fr RM355k est

Other items are Digital Light LED headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, a panoramic sunroof, 18-inch AMG five-spoke alloy wheels, Thermatic dual-zone climate control (with rear vents), a Nappa leather sports steering wheel, Artico man-made leather upholstery, metal-weave trim, powered front seats with memory function, ambient lighting, manual sunblinds for the left and right rear doors, a wireless charging pad, Guard 360, Keyless-Go, AMG floor mats and Hands-Free Access.

Infotainment is the Mercedes-Benz User Experience, which is linked to an 11.9-inch central touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster display. The system supports wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and comes with a LTE communications module for Mercedes me connect services, a fingerprint scanner and augmented reality for navigation.

As for safety and driver assistance systems, the C350e is equipped with, Pre-Safe, pre-installation for Distronic, Active Blind Spot Assist, Active Brake Assist as well as the Parking package with a reverse camera, Active Parking Assist with Parktronic and a 360-degree camera.

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Comments

  • Jacky on Feb 23, 2024 at 6:52 pm

    Honda Civic eHEV better. I can save another almost RM200k to buy other goods

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    • Vader on Feb 24, 2024 at 5:53 pm

      Many C-Class, Honda Civic FE & Tesla Y car owners alr regretted after seeing BYD Seal.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 6 Thumb down 22
      • LanpahVader on Feb 24, 2024 at 10:46 pm

        Why regret? Can explain?

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 0
      • Do u know Civic ehev rm70/tank can last 800km?

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      • Not really, there are people who still want to buy Civic FE, because of hybrid and cheaper to maintain. While people also loves to buy BYD Seal because of carbon emissions, more features, advanced tech as bmw and can be better, macam sportcar as mini lambo/ferrari. While people also loves to buy Tesla because of high tech and fast. These three better than C Class as

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  • Peppa on Feb 23, 2024 at 6:57 pm

    Both C Class and 3 Series are overpriced now

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 14
    • but still 3 series better value, better handling, more fun than driving c class

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 20 Thumb down 4
    • EV Car Mafia on Mar 04, 2024 at 7:05 pm

      That is so true. The value so little for the price we pay.

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  • (Like) Benz C350e 313 PS – RM355k
    (Dislike) BYD Seal 535PS – rm199k

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 30
  • TRASH CAR on Feb 23, 2024 at 9:19 pm

    Lousy ev car can only go 117km

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 9
    • it’s a phev lol is not a full ev car. there is a engine under the hood the battery is just to improve fuel efficiency and give an extra boost of power.

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      • TRASH CAR on Feb 27, 2024 at 3:21 pm

        phev stands for “Premium Hyper Electric Vehicle” but this lousy car only got 117km rage. Some more this EV is not real premium ev because still need to put petrol. Why call yourself phev when still need to pump petrol. Like that buy the all bee Proton s70 better. That one real EV with solar panels.. no need pump expensive petrol

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        • EV Car Mafia on Mar 04, 2024 at 7:08 pm

          Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs)!! Where did you get your definition?? Jees you are some trash indeed !

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  • Contender on Feb 23, 2024 at 9:50 pm

    What the ….. no more C300 and replaced by C350e??
    Only C200 for those who wants ICE ….

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 1
  • BYD Seal better buy than fire recall Merc

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 19 Thumb down 7
  • C-merc with its infamous phev, good luck buyers.
    well at least the pedals are in metal (among all the plastics).

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 17 Thumb down 9
  • More Breakdowns

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 22 Thumb down 10
  • Beast on Feb 24, 2024 at 8:33 am

    Lousy interior!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 15 Thumb down 7
  • Pro-Palestine on Feb 24, 2024 at 9:35 am

    This Pro-Zionis machine can beat the legend BYD Seal in a drag race or not? Can beat BYD Seal in price or not? I bet this junk can;t even beat a TESLA model 3 in a drag race. Get lost la

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 18 Thumb down 7
    • MB Sanusi on Feb 24, 2024 at 9:33 pm

      PAS & Mercedes terpisah tiada. Kikikihkih

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 4
      • sorry all your friends, dont support mercedes. no wonder they bought mazda. This shows that majority already lost their trust in driving mercedes

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  • What?! This is an even bigger flop than I thought. Not only did they price this too close to M340i, but they also made it now mandatory to buy a PHEV if you want more than 200+hp on a C-class by getting rid of the C300 altogether… I guess we will see BMW sales continue to tower over Mercedes-Benz’s this year too, with MBM inflicting some own goals along the way.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 27 Thumb down 2
    • anonymous on Feb 24, 2024 at 1:02 pm

      i am as confused as you are with Mercedes Malaysia. do they not want people to buy their cars? not to mention their pricing is based on vibes at this point.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 14 Thumb down 0
  • Very beautiful and nice car.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 16 Thumb down 34
  • Smarty on Feb 24, 2024 at 9:42 pm

    So lovely

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  • Bangkok on Feb 25, 2024 at 9:15 am

    Can’t match a Byd seal in anyway from price to drive and quality dare not park near a seal too

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 1 Thumb down 1
  • Uncle roger on Feb 25, 2024 at 11:20 am

    This car the moment you drive out from showroom it will drop 100k. After 3 years used car dealer will only take in at 90k. Merc phev is plague with issues and go ask any owners of previous model. All will says stay out of it. Just go either ice or full ev. Don’t get half bake product.

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  • ACC supporter on Feb 25, 2024 at 4:23 pm

    i cannot believe still hv no ready ACC at this age at this price… lol

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 0
    • You are right. Merc treat Malaysian as idiot. This era still don’t have ACC and ADAS. Lolx. Speechless

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  • ThePolygon on Feb 26, 2024 at 9:04 am

    Wow.. I didn’t know Merc is into classic cars nowadays.

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  • john is otak batu on Feb 26, 2024 at 11:38 am

    cost of replacing the batteries after warranty? Anybody can advise?

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    • Mercedes phev cost more than rm100k to replace the pack. It was an official quote when it went viral on the previous model.

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