You’ve seen the regular Mercedes Benz E-Class and the crazy E63s AMG. Think of those two as Jekyll and Hyde. But now, there’s a new addition in town. A plug-in hybrid variant of the executive sedan dubbed the E350 e available in several trims: Exclusive Line, AMG Line and the Edition 60. The latter being a limited edition with only 60 units on sale in Malaysia.
Now, we talk about power. The E350 e on all trims is powered by the same 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 208bhp and 350Nm of torque. The engine is paired to an electric motor which produces an additional 87bhp and 440Nm of torque. With the engine and electric motor combined, the E350e produces a total of 281bhp and 550Nm of torque.
The numbers are able to propel the E350e from 0-100kmph in just 6.2 seconds. The full EV mode has a range of just 33km. The battery would have to sit somewhere in order to get a full EV mode. So, the battery resides in the boot which results in a smaller boot space from 540 litres to just 400.
The E350 e has three drive modes. The earlier stated E-Mode (EV), E-Save and Charge.
In terms of exterior looks, it looks almost identical to the regular E-Class saloons. The only giveaways are the blue brake calipers, hybrid badges and the charging port located on the rear bumper. Step inside and the look and feel remains the same except for a different set of displays that shows the battery level and energy consumption.
When it comes to features, it’s identical to the rest of the range. So, standard kit includes Multibeam LED headlights which feature Adaptive Highbeam Plus, keyless entry and start, a tri-zone climate control dubbed Thermotronic, Nappa leather, and powered front seats with memory function and lumbar support. It also gets a reverse camera which has a 360 degree surround view, panoramic glass roof, ambient lighting with 64 different colour settings, Active Park Assist and a powered bootlid with a handsfree function.
Also included is a COMAND Online infotainment system, Widescreen Cockpit layout with two 12.3-inch displays, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, Qi wireless charging pad as well as a 13-speaker Burmester sound system. The only thing that the E350 e lacks is a head-up display (HUD). So all similarities aside, the differences between the three variants are its aesthetics.
The Exclusive Line comes with 19-inch ten-spoke alloy wheels as well as open-pore light brown ash wood trim.
Moving to the AMG Line, it gets aggressive bumpers both on the front and rear, deeper side skirts and 19-inch five-split spoke alloy wheels, flat-bottomed steering wheel and a metal interior trim as well as a piano black veneer on the centre console.
Finally comes the Edition 60. It comes with 19-inch six-spoke alloy wheels, two-tone macchiato and saddle brown designo Nappa leather upholstery, Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel (faux leather on other models) as well as designo labelled piano black veneer trim.
The latter model also gets the Edition 60 badging on the front fenders and centre console. Special to the Edition 60 is a gloss white key and a plaque of exclusive appreciation from Royal Selangor.
Pricing and availability
Let’s get down to pricing. The Exclusive Line is yours from just MYR392,888. The AMG Line is priced at MYR395,888 and the limited edition Edition 60 is yours from MYR405,888. All of which are on-the-road prices excluding insurance. Comes with a four year warranty with unlimited mileage.
Mercedes also has Agility Financing prices for the new E350 e which gives you the Exclusive Line model for MYR3,928 per month, the AMG Line at MYR3,958 per-month, and the Edition 60 at MYR4,088 per month.
Check out more awesome pics of the E350 e variants at Paultan.org