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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017

C 350e

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Distance included

Day

200 mi

Week

1400 mi

Month

6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

The car

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017

C 350e

Hybrid (Premium)

4 doors

Hosted by

Steven
Steven
Joined Dec 2020

Description

Looking at the stats sheet paints a pretty picture of the C350e. Power is a fairly prodigious 205kW, 60kW of which comes from the electric motor, the rest from the 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol unit. Torque an even more prodigious 600Nm. Accordingly performance seems rather impressive, with a 5.9 second sprint to 100km/h, despite the additional 100kg on board. That high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack sitting in the boot has a total capacity of 6.2 kWh and can be charged from a bog standard wall plug in under 2 hours (230V, 16A). According to Merc you can drive up to 31 km and do 130km/h on batteries alone. The first claim is only realistic at a fairly low constant cruising speed. I personally managed 23km of heavy traffic town driving using only electric power, driving exceptionally carefully. That for me is ¾ of a round trip to the office. Not bad in my books and here’s why. Using a Mercedes E250, which has the same petrol powered 2.0 litre unit as the C350e, and weighs a similar amount, I averaged 13 litres per hundred km on the same 28km round trip to the office. The trip therefore uses about 3.64 litres of fuel. The hybrid, with a quick 30min charge at the office, will do the trip without using any fuel whatsoever. Now of course I understand that here in South Africa, power from our plugs is largely derived from burning coal. Not the friendliest, nor most efficient production of power. However at night when most people are asleep, Eskom is still burning coal at largely the same rate because a power station cannot be turned on and off at will. So charging your car overnight therefore uses power that would have otherwise gone to waste. This way, over the course of a week, I’d prevent the burning of 18 litres of petrol. A month, 400 litres. A year, 4,800 litres.

Deluxe class

This exclusive car has additional safety checks for guests under 30.

Features

Must be 25+ to book

Automatic transmission

All-wheel drive

AUX input

Backup camera

Blind spot warning

Bluetooth

Heated seats

USB charger

USB input

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The car

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2017

C 350e

Hybrid (Premium)

4 doors

Hosted by

Steven
Steven
Joined Dec 2020

Description

Looking at the stats sheet paints a pretty picture of the C350e. Power is a fairly prodigious 205kW, 60kW of which comes from the electric motor, the rest from the 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol unit. Torque an even more prodigious 600Nm. Accordingly performance seems rather impressive, with a 5.9 second sprint to 100km/h, despite the additional 100kg on board. That high-voltage lithium-ion battery pack sitting in the boot has a total capacity of 6.2 kWh and can be charged from a bog standard wall plug in under 2 hours (230V, 16A). According to Merc you can drive up to 31 km and do 130km/h on batteries alone. The first claim is only realistic at a fairly low constant cruising speed. I personally managed 23km of heavy traffic town driving using only electric power, driving exceptionally carefully. That for me is ¾ of a round trip to the office. Not bad in my books and here’s why. Using a Mercedes E250, which has the same petrol powered 2.0 litre unit as the C350e, and weighs a similar amount, I averaged 13 litres per hundred km on the same 28km round trip to the office. The trip therefore uses about 3.64 litres of fuel. The hybrid, with a quick 30min charge at the office, will do the trip without using any fuel whatsoever. Now of course I understand that here in South Africa, power from our plugs is largely derived from burning coal. Not the friendliest, nor most efficient production of power. However at night when most people are asleep, Eskom is still burning coal at largely the same rate because a power station cannot be turned on and off at will. So charging your car overnight therefore uses power that would have otherwise gone to waste. This way, over the course of a week, I’d prevent the burning of 18 litres of petrol. A month, 400 litres. A year, 4,800 litres.

Deluxe class

This exclusive car has additional safety checks for guests under 30.

Features

Must be 25+ to book

Automatic transmission

All-wheel drive

AUX input

Backup camera

Blind spot warning

Bluetooth

Heated seats

USB charger

USB input

Ratings and reviews

Book this car and be the first to review it.

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address

Distance included

Day

200 mi

Week

1400 mi

Month

6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

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