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In conjunction with the company’s Pekan Production Plant tour yesterday, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia made a surprise launch of the new E350 e  Plug-in Hybrid luxury premium sedan available in two trims; the E350 e Executive Line and the E350 AMG Line priced at RM392,888 and RM395,888 respectively. Both cars boasts a total system output of 286hp and 550Nm of torque, which translates to sports car-like performance with a fuel consumption similar to compact cars.

Mercedes-Benz E350 e launch

The E350 e comes with AIR BODY CONTROL air suspension with continuously adjustable damping as standard. Together with DYNAMIC SELECT, the air suspension system can be made more comfortable or sporty depending on the drive mode selected. Having air suspension does have its advantages; AIR BODY CONTROL allows the E350 e to adjust its ride height by demand or travelling speed.

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The ride height can be raised or lowered at the touch of a button of up to 25mm for the rear wheel drive model and 35mm above with the all-wheel-drive model above the normal ride height. At speeds above 80km/h, the suspension lowers to the car’s normal ride height, while at speeds above 120km/h, the car lowers by a further 15mm to reduce aerodynamic drag and improve driving stability.

Whichever trim you opt for, the grille of the CKD E350 e are flanked by the brand’s latest Multibeam LED headlamps housing 84 individually controlled high-performance LEDs that automatically illuminate the road with a precision-controlled distribution of light without dazzling other road users. The grid allows light distribution of the left and right headlamps to be controlled separately that adapts to the driving situation. This is the world’s first Intelligent Light System in both low- and high-beam mode that renders light digitally without the use of mechanical actuators.

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Occupants will definitely take notice of the E-Class’ double 12.3-inch high-resolution displays at first glance, where the large display are located within the driver’s field of vision relaying current vehicle information and other infotainment related functions. Alongside the double display, the touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel and the new, intelligent graphic design of the Multifunction Telephony. It allows mobile phones to be charged and at the same time connected to the vehicle’s exterior aerial without the need for cables or a telephone holder.

E350 e Executive Line

Available in the PHEV E-Class’ is the Burmester surround sound system with 13 speakers connected to a 9-channel DSP amplifier and a total system output of 640 watts. All speakers are optimised for performance with the premium sound system.

E350 e AMG Line

The E350 e Executive Line features the classic Mercedes look with an interior featuring high-grade materials such as Nappa leather upholstery and best in class features including the Burmester surround sound system and widescreen cockpit. The E350 e AMG Line boasts a distinctive and striking design through its AMG body styling and 19-inch AMG five-twin-spoke light alloy wheels and featuring sporty metal weave trim and AMG sports steering wheel in the interior.

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E350 e Edition 60

Limited to only 60 units at launch, the E350 e Edition 60 features exclusive features and options including a set of 19-inch six spoke light alloy wheels, Exclusive Line interior package with design piano lacquer in black with flowing lines – as seen in the 2017 S Class Coupe – designo two-two tone macchiato beige and saddle brown interior.

Edition 60 Interior

The keys are finished in high-gloss white with ornamental surround in matt chrome, and the exclusive Edition 60 comes with special badging featured on the front fenders, and centre console in collaboration with Royal Selangor. If you do opt for one, the limited run Edition 60 is priced at RM408,888.

Edition 60 Badge

Mercedes-Benz Financial is offering customers to pay 1% of the car price per month, where financing the E350 e Exclusive Line at 3,928, the E350 e AMG Line at RM3,958 and the E350 e Edition 60 at RM4,088, terms and conditions apply. At the end of the agreement, customers can have the options to settle the financing, extend an agreement or simply return the car to Mercedes-Benz. For more information, kindly visit www.mercedes-benz.com.my/agilityplus.

[Bryan Au]

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