Are There Mercedes-Benz Hybrid Models?

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Hybrid

Ever wondered if you can combine the luxury and unparalleled performance of a new Mercedes-Benz with the efficiency of a hybrid model? Although Mercedes-Benz is increasingly focusing on expanding their all-electric lineup, they continue to offer a number of Mercedes-Benz Hybrid cars and Mercedes-Benz Hybrid SUVs. Learn more with the team at Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia, below.

Explore Mercedes-Benz Hybrid Technology

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV) are becoming increasingly popular in Pasadena. These unique vehicles use both battery power and gas to generate their power, giving drivers a significant advantage on long trips or lengthy commutes. You can start your trip using electric power, and if the electric battery runs out of charge during your trip, the vehicle will automatically switch over to gas power.

All-electric vehicles like the Mercedes-Benz EQS run on full battery power, so if you want to take a long trip you’ll need to carefully plan your route with charging stations along the way. Mercedes-Benz is moving from an “Electric First” to an “Electric Only” capital allocation plan, so expect to see fewer hybrid models and more fully electrified vehicles as the years go on.

Which Mercedes-Benz Hybrid Models Are Available Today?

In the U.S. market, most of the vehicles that offer Mercedes-Benz Hybrid technology are neither traditional hybrids nor plug-in hybrids. Instead, these models use a hybrid technology called EQ Boost in order to provide additional power for your Pasadena and Alhambra adventures. Some form of electrification is available in each of the following models:

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz GT
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS

How does Mercedes-Benz hybrid technology work on a classic model like the C-Class? The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C 300 comes with an engine that produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, but it also includes the EQ Boost 48-volt electric generator as a standard feature! Mercedes-Benz claims that this makes the new C-Class 10% to 15% more efficient, but that’s not all. When you engage the EQ Boost system on the roads of Los Angeles or Arcadia, your C-Class will rocket forward with 20 additional horsepower and 148 additional lb-ft of torque! The days of sacrificing power for efficiency, or vice versa, are now firmly in the past.

Check Out Mercedes-Benz Hybrid Models from Recent Years

Interested in the savings of a pre-owned or Certified Pre-Owned Mercedes-Benz hybrid? Take a look at these popular options:

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 350e: This model was well-loved for standard amenities like KEYLESS GO®, Apple CarPlay®/Android Auto™, and a crystal-clear FrontBass® sound system.
  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC®:  This model combines a 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder engine with a 90kW electric motor allows the GLC 350e 4MATIC® Plug-In Hybrid to generate up to 315 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, all the while enabling Mercedes-Benz Los Angeles drivers to spend less time and money at the gas pump.
  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e 4MATIC®: Looking for a Mercedes-Benz hybrid SUV that can tow? Check out this model, offering a 4,410-pound towing capacity powered by 436 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque!
  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz S 550e: This Mercedes-Benz hybrid sedan boasts power front seats, luxe leather upholstery, a convenient navigation system, and a rearview camera, among other desirable features.

Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC® Hybrid

This model is exclusive to the European market and to date has not been available in the U.S., but we think Mercedes-Benz diesel hybrid technology is so impressive that it deserves a mention. The Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC® is powered by a diesel 4-cylinder engine that can hit 0 – 62 mph (100 km/h) in a mere 7.1 seconds. If these specs ring a bell for any Mercedes-Benz loyalists, it’s probably because this Mercedes-Benz diesel hybrid model’s design and performance were based on the E 250 CDI.

For Exceptional Efficiency, Look to Mercedes-Benz EQ

As we noted from the outset, Mercedes-Benz is increasingly focused on the all-electric market. Although hybrid technology like EQ Boost continues to expand the performance capabilities of their gas-powered lineup, drivers who are interested in the next generation of Mercedes-Benz technology should look to the brand’s EVs! The 2022 EQS is already available today, and models like the 2022 EQB and the 2022 EQE will be arriving in Arcadia before too long.

The EQS is essentially an all-electric version of the brand’s flagship S-Class Sedan—albeit one that has been built from the ground up on an all-new platform. The EQB is an electrified compact SUV that can satisfy demands for increased capability and efficiency without asking drivers to compromise on either side! The EQE, which provides exceptional, electrified luxury at a more accessible price point, is more in line with the fan-favorite E-Class.

Explore Your Hybrid Options at Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia!

Ready to upgrade your commutes with a new Mercedes-Benz hybrid SUV or a pre-owned hybrid model? Contact Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia with questions about our inventory, the Mercedes-Benz EQS preview, to compare the Sprinter vs. Transit! We can put you in touch with our finance team, who can tell you more about your lease and loan options. Want to get pre-approved online? Fill out our secure finance application today!