Benefits of Plug-In Technology

July 3rd, 2017 by

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Whether you’re looking for a versatile luxury sedan or a rugged SUV, Mercedes-Benz has plenty of options. You can even equip a selection of these high-performance vehicles with an efficient plug-in hybrid engine, one of the most modern features available in a new car. Read on to find out the advantages of plug-in engines for Carmichael drivers in this guide from Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento.

Advantages of Owning a Plug-In Vehicle

A plug-in vehicle is similar to a hybrid, except for one key difference. A hybrid charges its battery from either regenerative braking or a generator in the engine, while a plug-in hybrid can charge its battery from a wall-mounted outlet or at a charging station. Let’s take a look at a few benefits of this system:

  • Battery Capacity – Plug-in cars have more battery capacity than a traditional hybrid. They’re designed to store more power while plugged in.

  • Fuel Economy – These vehicles receive incredible fuel economy, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 350e Plug-In Hybrid model gets up to 61 MPGe on the highway.

  • Fuel Costs – In the long run, it’s much cheaper to charge your car with electricity than to fill it up with gasoline.

As you can see, a plug-in vehicle could be a good fit if you’re looking for incredible efficiency and lower fuel costs.

Mercedes-Benz Plug-In Models

Two 2017 Mercedes-Benz models include a plug-in hybrid engine: the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e 4MATIC®, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 350e Plug-In Hybrid. Find out which of these vehicles will meet your needs:

  • The 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e is a four-wheel drive SUV that gets 436 combined hp from a V6 biturbo engine and a hybrid electric motor. It’s one of the most powerful plug-in hybrids on the market, and it offers a towing capacity of 4,410 lbs when properly equipped. In hybrid mode, it gets 38 MPGe city/50 MPGe highway.

  • The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C 350e Plug-In Hybrid, a roomy sedan, uses a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and an electric motor to put out 275 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. That kind of power will come in handy when getting up to speed on Interstate 5 near Elk Grove. Even with all that power, it still offers 45 MPGe city/61 MPGe highway.

Visit Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento Today

When you’re ready to drive a Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid, visit our showroom at 1810 Howe Ave in Sacramento. We carry a range of C-Class and GLE vehicles, and our finance department makes it easy to secure a low-interest auto loan. Contact Mercedes-Benz of Sacramento today with any questions you might have.