New Mercedes-Benz GLE and GLC plug-in hybrids announced
09 September 2019
Author: Sean Keywood
Mercedes-Benz has unveiled plug-in hybrid versions of its GLE and GLC SUVs.
The GLE 350 de (pictured) pairs a 2.0-litre, 194hp diesel engine with a 134hp electric motor, while the GLC 350 e pairs a 2.0-litre, 211hp petrol engine with a 120hp electric motor.
Both powertrains have a maximum output of 320hp, and four-wheel drive.
On the official WLTP test cycle, the GLE has a pure electric range of between 56 and 62 miles, while the corresponding figure for the GLC is between 24 and 27 miles.
The impressive range of the GLE is due to a 31.2kWh battery pack, while the GLC offers a capacity of 13.5kWh.
Mercedes says the GLE has been given a revised rear end design with a modified rear axle to create space for the larger battery.
Provisional combined fuel economy figures are 256.8mpg for the GLE and 113mpg-128.4mpg for the GLC, while CO2 emissions figures are 29g/km for the GLE and 57g/km-51g/km for the GLC.
Prices and UK sale details are yet to be announced.