2022 Mercedes-Benz C300 e AMG Line W206 C-Class PHEV
New W206 C300e plug-in hybrid Saloon and Estate models have been unveiled with electric ranges of around 60 to 70 miles. The two-litre, 201bhp four-cylinder petrol (M274) engine and 127bhp (95kW) electric motor combine for a punchy system output of 309bhp and 406lb ft of torque, dispatching the sprint from 0-62mph in 6.1 seconds (6.2 in the case of the Estate). CO2 emissions range from 13 to 17g/km for the Saloon (Estate: 14 to 19g/km) and official combined fuel consumption is up to 470mpg (WLTP).
Compared with the previous generation car, boot space has improved by 40 to 45 litres due to the new location of the battery, which sees the pack sit lower in the chassis and means there is no longer a step in the boot floor. The new C300e also uses its satellite navigation system to make the most of its hybrid drive, automatically saving battery charge and deploying the electric running mode for driving around town, for example. Drivers can also adjust the level of regenerative braking via rocker switches behind the steering wheel.
UK pricing and specifications were not confirmed at the time of writing, but Mercedes did confirm that diesel plug-in C-Classes are on their way, too.
Car plans how to best use hybrid set up with sat nav info.