The 2015 North American International Auto Show is upon us, which means automakers from around the world will be looking to set their tone and expectations for the rest of the year. While the show is going on, you may notice some shorter posts from us while we attempt to get all the exciting news to you as quickly as possible.
Mercedes-Benz began the week by presenting the C350 Plug-In Hybrid, which we believe will wear a C350 h badge per the company’s new naming scheme. The vehicle’s hybrid powertrain consists of a 1.9-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that make a combined 275 horsepower. It will have regenerative breaking, as you would expect on a hybrid vehicle, and also collision-avoidance systems.
Pricing and fuel economy were not announced with the car, but Mercedes-Benz says it will travel twenty miles on electric power. The C-Class PHEV is expected to go on sale this fall as a 2016 model. It follows the success of the S500 Plug-In Hybrid, the first production PHEV in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. You can see more pictures of the C350 Plug-In Hybrid here and here.
If you live in the Raleigh-Durham, you’re more than welcome to visit us at Mercedes-Benz of Cary any time.