We first experienced the Mercedes-Benz S400, a conventional hybrid that is known to be the pinnacle of luxury. Followed by the diesel hybrid, the E300 BlueTEC, next it was about the C 350e that was described as a more compact and sportier version of the S400, but now there’s a new locally-assembled Mercedes-Benz car on the road: the E 350 e.
The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e is the complete package of speed, comfort, and luxury. It delivers total system output of 210 kW (286 hp) and a torque of 550 Nm, yet allowing 33 kilometres in all-electric mode and a fuel consumption as low as 2.1l/100 km. To put it in simpler words, it reaches the standard of a sports car yet consumes less fuel than a small, compact-class car.
One of the many features of the Mercedes-Benz E 350 e is the Air Body Control. The wheels’ adaptive damping ensures high quality riding comfort and driving dynamics, no matter the type of road you’re on. The pneumatic all-round self-levelling suspension ensures that the vehicle maintains a constant level, regardless of the weight of the car nor the transmission modes.
“We want to increase the features and specs of the vehicle, to make it a unique, very luxurious, very high value perception vehicle. It’s got Nappa leather, multibeam LED headlamps, a surround sound system with 13 speakers, Widescreen Cockpit with two displays, — all of this gives it a very luxurious appearance and you’ve got that exclusivity and high value perception,” said Mark Raine, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Passenger Cars of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.
The E 350 e is available in 2 variants, Exclusive Line and AMG Line, as well as the limited edition E 350 e Edition 60. The Exclusive Line may be a familiar sight to many with the classic Mercedes look, with high-grade Nappa leather interior, Burmester surround system and Widescreen Cockpit. While the AMG Line has a more distinctive and striking design, with 19-inch AMG five-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels. Overall, Mercedes-Benz E 350 e has the sportiness of the C 350 e and the luxuriousness of the S400.