Mercedes Benz is German engineering at its finest. Founded in 1926, the company has almost 100 years of luxurious, well-built, gorgeous and elegant cars under its belt, cars that have proven to be milestones on different fronts.
This includes having thought new, more effective powertrains that meet the needs of the current market, from powerful V8s to fuel efficient compact cars.
Now, we have new ways to take advantage of alternative sources of energy, and MB just couldn’t be left behind in this front.
Hybrids are one of the best ways to put our part on taking care of the planet. And of course there’s a chic, classy, and elegant way, an MB way, to take on the hybrids. Behold the 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 350e SUV.
Handsome and a saver
The shape of the 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 350e has been sculpted by the car gods themselves -well, not literally, but it seems like it.
Round, bold lines prevail on the exterior, and a spacious interior gives us the opportunity to go for a ride with the whole family or with the gang from the office.
A gorgeous grille, combine with the headlights provide the 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 350e with a strong, handsome ‘face’, that just demands attention and turns heads as it goes through downtown streets and the suburbs.
Being a hybrid, I feel that I have to mention right now what this beauty stores under its hood.
You’ll find a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, that, by itself, puts out 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. You’ll also get an electric motor and battery pack, and, together with the gas engine, you’ll be getting 320 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque.
Combined, this power trains offer an equivalent fuel economy of 56 miles per gallon. If you only use the gas engine, you’ll get 25 mpg combined city/highway.
By the way, 4Matic All Wheel Drive is standard. And regarding the transmission, the GLC 350e uses a seven speed automatic.
It should be noted that the 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 350e belongs to the 2019 Mercedes GLC-Class.
So, in case you would like to explore and meet its peers, you could check out the base GLC 300 and the performance oriented AMG GLC 43 and AMG GLC 63.
The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 350e is, pretty much, the GLC 300’s hybrid version, when it comes to equipment.
This means you get keyless ignition, heated front seats, 40/20/40-split power-folding rear seats, a 115-volt household power outlet, simulated-leather upholstery (MB-Tex), a power-adjustable steering wheel, adjustable drive settings, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, driver-seat memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
On the exterior, this beauty offers 18-inch wheels, automatic wipers, roof rails, a power liftgate, power-folding mirrors and adaptive suspension damping.
For the tech and music lovers, you’ll find two USB ports, an eight-speaker sound system with HD radio, a media player interface, a 7-inch infotainment display and the Mbrace Connect system, that includes an app for smartphone integration.
And at last, but certainly not least, the 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 350e includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and a driver attention monitor and basic safety equipment.
A driving delight
This is an SUV that you can trust. A responsive steering, also responsive brakes, make it a safe, easy and fun car to drive, while also bringing a whole lotta fuel savings.
Confortable, with family-friendly spaces and controls, it can hardly get better than this when it comes to SUVs.
As I said before, there are options in the GLC 350e class that are powerful and high-performance oriented, and this is certainly not one of them. The fact that you like it or not depends solely on your needs.
You want class, an spacious vehicle AND you also want to save a lot of trips to the gas station, look no further.
The 2019 Mercedes Benz GLC 350e offers all this and much, so much more.