The Mercedes-Bez GLC350e and GLE350de gets revealed at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Know more about their price, battery pack, launch date and engine.

Contents of this post-

  • Mercedes Benz GLC and GLE Plug-in Hybrids Overview
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC350e and GLE350de Battery Pack
  • Which is better; Mercedes-Benz GLE or the GLC?
  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e and GLE350de Engine
  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e and the GLE350de Price in India
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC350e and the GLE350de Launch Date in India

Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE Plug-in Hybrids Overview

mercedes-benz gle 350de
Image: MErcedes-Benz(GLE350de)

The Mercedes-Benz has revealed two hybrid variants of the Indian-Edition GLE SUV. Our main aim is to make the world greener, and thus we will see more of these Hybrid-Vehicles in the near future. Now, the Mercedes-Benz has introduced 2 of its Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles; the ‘GLC 350e’ along with the ‘GLE350de(d stands for diesel)’ both of which will debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Mercedes-Benz GLC350e and GLE350de Battery Pack

There’s a big 31.2kWh battery pack which you’ll see in the boot, thus you get more compromised boot space. In addition, the battery pack also gives you a pure electric range of about 100 km. Moreover, the battery is capable of charging from 10% to 80% in just 20 minutes by using a DC charging station, it’s pretty fast. Now you can go for long trip by spending less time in charging your plug-in hybrid Mercedes. The Mercedes-Benz GLE350de also comes fitted with regenerative braking along with a 7.4kW on-board charger.

Also Read: Mercedes-Benz Introduces Two Plug-in Hybrid Variants; A250e and B250e

Which is better; Mercedes-Benz GLE or the GLC?

Mercedes-Benz GLC350e Plug in Hybrid
Image: Carwale

The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class has the ability to seat up to seven passengers, while the GLC-Class is still stuck with a five-passenger layout. Talking about the Performance, you’ll get a better performance experience in the GLE-Class. Its base engine is rated to make over 255 horsepower, while the GLC-Class’ base engine is rated to make over 241 hp. With GLC’s smaller build and engine, it starts at a much lower price than the Mercedes-Benz GLE. However, it depends on what you want to go for.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC350e and GLE350de Engine

GLC350e

Mercedes-Benz GLC350e
Image: Green Car Congress

Talking about the Engine, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine which churns out over 320bhp and 700Nm of torque, and coupled with a 90kW electric motor. Moreover, its the same hybrid setup that is used in the bigger GLE. In addition, the GLC 350e also gets the 4Matic 4WD system, a pure electric range of around 39-43 kilometers and an electric only top speed of over 130 kph. The GLC 350e can do the 0-100 kph sprint in just 5.7 seconds which is one second faster than its elder sibling.

Also Read: 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Price in India, Images, Mileage, Colours

GLE350de

Mercedes-Benz GLE350de
Image: Carwale

On the other hand, the Mercedes-Benz GLE350de is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine and produces a combined power output of 320 bhp and 700 Nm of peak torque. Moreover, the power is sent to all four wheels and thus it’s said as the ‘4Matic all-wheel-drive system’. The GLE350de can do 0-100 kph in just 6.8 seconds and 160 kph in electric power alone and the top-speed is limited to 210 kph. Read more by Carblog.

Mercedes-Benz GLC350e and the GLE350de Price in India

The current price of the Mercedes-Benz GLC is Rs. 56.75Lakhs and the GLE is Rs. 67.15Lakhs according to Carwale. But as these cars will be Plug-in Hybrid vehicles, we would see a larger price difference between the current models and between the upcoming plug-in hybrid models.

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Mercedes-Benz GLC350e and the GLE350de Launch Date in India

These plug-in hybrids of the Mercedes-Benz GLC and GLE will be available towards the end of 2019 or in beginning of year 2020. Stay tuned to RichEndTech for more and feel free to ask us anything.

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