Mercedes-Benz has also hopped aboard the hybrid vehicle bandwagon with its hybrid C-Class, which is important in a local context for several reasons. Firstly, Mercedes has invested heavily in its South African production facility in order to accommodate the production of this hybrid model. Apart from it being a proudly South African-built product, the C350e also ushers in a new era for Mercedes locally, as a luxury carmaker with its eye on future automotive developments.
The figures for the C350e are impressive, with a claimed fuel consumption of 2.1-litres/100km and a combined power output of 205kW/600Nm, this hybrid personifies performance with a conscious. The power comes from a 155kW/250Nm 2.0 litre turbocharged motor along with a 6.2 kWh battery pack that provides the remaining power and torque.
Mercedes-Benz C350e Avantgarde R804 900
Mercedes-Benz C350e Exclusive R810 900