2016 Mercedes-Benz LWB C350e Unveiled

In this Janurary’s Detroit auto show, Mercedes-Benz showed us the W205 C350e plug-in hybrid. Today in the 2015 Shanghai auto show, Mercedes debuted the long-wheelbase version of the C350e, which is named “C350eL”.


The LWB C350e stretched another 80mm (~3.2 in) on top of the standard W205 C350e’s 111.8in wheelbase, making the total wheelbase to be 115 in. This is much longer than the current W212 E Class (wheelbase: 113.1 in), and make it almost eligible to knock at the door of the full-size luxury sedan camp.

The C350eL’s powerplant is identical to the standard C350e, which includes a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, good for 208hp; and also an 80hp electric motor powered by a 6.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack installed near the rear axle. Total combined output is 275hp and 443 lb-ft of torque.

The additional battery pack adds another 220 lbs weight to the C class, however it offers a 20-mile pure electric range and a top speed of 80mph.

Please enjoy our live photos of the C350eL below.

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