IT’S ELEC­TRIC

Mercedes-Benz Malaysia goes green.

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Mercedes-Benz Malaysia goes green.

Tak­ing the lead in the eco-con­scious move­ment, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia in­tro­duces a lean, green, lux­u­ri­ous ma­chine in the form of the lo­cally as­sem­bled E 350 e. At the heart of the Ger­man car­maker’s new­est pride and joy is the game-chang­ing plug-in hy­brid tech­nol­ogy that com­bines an in­ter­nal com­bus­tion en­gine with an elec­tric drive fea­tur­ing a lithium-ion bat­tery that can be charged at a mains socket. This means you can coolly cruise around the city on pure elec­tric­ity, while the in­ter­nal com­bus­tion en­gine lets you leap across long dis­tances or even op­ti­mise the elec­tric drive to sup­ple­ment the com­bus­tion en­gine. Thanks to this, you’re as­sured a smooth 33km-long jour­ney in all-elec­tric mode and a re­mark­ably low fuel con­sump­tion of 2.1l per 100km. If the all-elec­tric drive range seems a bit too short, you need not fur­row your brow as the in­tel­li­gent hy­brid sys­tem en­sures ef­fi­ciency dur­ing the elec­tric drive, and en­ergy is also re­cov­ered while brak­ing and coast­ing.

You’re also as­sured of a lux­u­ri­ously hushed ride in the E 350 e as it glides along silently in the elec­tric mode with nary an in­tru­sion from the petrol en­gine. Sup­ple­ment­ing the com­fort of steer­ing this nifty steed is the Air Body Con­trol air sus­pen­sion with con­tin­u­ously ad­justable damp­ing.

The Mercedes-Benz E 350 e also comes in vari­ants of AMG Line and Ex­clu­sive Line, or the lim­ited edi­tion E 350 e Edi­tion 60. The AMG Line is de­signed for those who want a sportier out­look, while the Ex­clu­sive Line ap­peals to those who have an ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the Ger­man car­maker’s clas­sic crafts­man­ship. In the hand­some Ex­clu­sive Line, you’re sur­rounded by warm tim­bres of light brown ash wood trim, Ar­tico leather on the dash­board as well as nappa leather on the steer­ing wheel and up­hol­stery. Com­plet­ing the sump­tu­ous at­mos­phere is the Burmester sur­round sound sys­tem that read­ily sets the mood for your ex­plo­ration with the E 350 e.

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