The plug-in diesel hybrid Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de 4MATIC has an electric driving range of 56-61 miles based on the new WLTP test, and 29 g/km CO2 emissions.
With a battery capacity of 31.2 kWh, it also has a top speed of up to 100mph on electric power and system torque of 700 Nm.
The GLE 350 de 4MATIC has a combined charging socket for alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) charging. At DC charging stations the battery can be charged in approximately 20 minutes for a 10-80 percent state of charge or in 30 minutes for a 10-100 percent state of charge.
The GLE also has an unrestricted towing capacity of up to 3500 kg.
The plug-in petrol hybrid Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 e 4MATIC, with a battery capacity of 13.5 kWh, has CO2 emissions of 57-51 g/km and electric range of 24-26 miles based on the WLTP test.
The hybrid drive units of the models with a longitudinally installed engine, from the C to the S-Class and the GLC to the GLE, are already the third hybrid generation since the introduction of the S 400 Hybrid in 2009. The current electric engine has been redesigned for the 9G-TRONIC plug-in hybrid drives.
The new on-board charger more than doubles the charging capacity from 3.6 kW to 7.4 kW. A discharged battery can be fully recharged in 1.5 hours at a wallbox.
The MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) also assists the driver to find charging stations.
Via Mercedes me Charge, drivers of a plug-in hybrid model can optionally obtain access to one of the world’s largest charging networks, with over 300 different operators in Europe alone (municipalities, car parks, motorways, shopping centres, etc.).
By the end of 2019, Mercedes-Benz will have more than ten plug-in hybrids in the range. The aim is to be able to offer customers well over 20 model variants in 2020.