Mercedes-Benz GLC Plug-in Hybrid SUV to arrive in U.S. in 2024

March 28th, 2024

Mercedes-Benz of Knoxville is excited to announce the new plug-in hybrid variant of the GLC SUV, the 2025 GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV, will be available at U.S. dealerships in the second of 2024. The extensive standard offerings of the GLC 300 4MATIC® SUV will carry over to the plug-in hybrid, while adding more new standard features to further enhance the electric experience.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC Plug-in Hybrid SUV is set arrive at U.S. dealerships in the second half of 2024.

Sophisticated Hybrid Driving

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV remains true to the successful formula of modern, sporty luxury. The GLC SUV offers a compelling combination of design and technology coupled with impressive performance, as well as comfort and agility. The introduction of the new plug-in hybrid variant, for which pricing will be announced closer to market launch, completes the range of the highly successful Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV family.

The sophisticated hybrid drive system of the GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV consists of a 134 hp permanently excited electric synchronous motor with internal rotor paired with a 24.8 kWh battery, contributing to a combined system output of up to 313 hp and 406 lb.-ft. of combined system torque. The electric motor offers 325 lb.-ft. of instantly available torque for agile acceleration. Mercedes Benz also uses a vacuum-independent, electromechanical brake booster that seamlessly combines electric recuperation with the hydraulic brakes to achieve the best possible energy recovery depending on the driving situation. As a result, maximum recuperation power of up to 100 kW can be achieved more frequently than with a conventional, purely hydraulic brake system.

With an electric range of up to about 81 miles according to WLTP1, drivers can cover most everyday trips without using the vehicle’s internal combustion engine. Further optimizing efficiency, the “Hybrid” drive program utilizes the “Electric” drive mode for the most appropriate driving situations. For example, during city driving, the GLC 350e prioritizes electric propulsion. An “Off-Road” drive mode enables the plug-in hybrid to drive electrically on off-road terrain. All-electric driving is possible up to 87 mph. With the standard 60 kW DC charger, a full charge can be achieved in around 30 minutes2.

Familiar Progressive Design

The GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV mirrors the same progressive exterior and interior design as the GLC 300 and GLC 300 4MATIC® SUVs, which are already available in the U.S. Customers can choose from 11 different paint color options, including four MANUFAKTUR paints, 13 different upholstery options and eight wheel options across the three trim packages (Standard, Exclusive and Pinnacle). Interior highlights include the new floating 12.3-inch digital instrument panel along with an 11.9-inch central display that rises seamlessly from the center console. Consistent with the all-new E-Class and CLE, the GLC 350e also offers the third generation of the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system, providing an expandable portfolio of in-car apps, as well as the new Routines function.

The hybrid model will come extremely well-equipped, building upon a host of standard equipment, including heated front seats, Mercedes-Benz Navigation, KEYLESS GO®, dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, KEYLESS-START, power liftgate, Frontbass® audio system, Blind Spot Assist, Adaptive Highbeam Assist, Rearview camera, PARKTRONIC with Active Parking Assist and much more. Each trim level showcases a variety of comfort features and technologies, in addition to a range of options to enable customers to further tailor the vehicle to their individual lifestyle.

Commitment to Electric Infrastructure

Mercedes me Charge3, which comes standard with the GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV, is an essential part of the Mercedes electric charging ecosystem. This service integrates multiple charging point operators (CPOs) into a single network, including ChargePoint, Electrify America, and EVgo. With access to nearly 100,000 public charging points nationwide, Mercedes me Charge is already one of the largest integrated charging networks in the U.S., and Mercedes-Benz is working to improve customer availability and convenience even further.

In November 2023, the first Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub in North America opened, the first step in Mercedes-Benz’s commitment to invest more than $1 billion in a joint venture with MN8 Energy, to deliver 2,500 high-power, branded chargers within at least 400 charging hubs across North America by the end of the decade. In February 2024, the IONNA joint venture between Mercedes-Benz and six other automakers also received approval from regulatory agencies, paving the way for a minimum of 30,000 additional high-powered chargers across North America.




  1. Figures for range are provisional and were obtained in accordance with the WLTP test procedure. Electric energy consumption [and range] was [were] determined on the basis of Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/1151. Driving range may vary based on terrain, temperature, driving style, optional equipment, use of vehicle features, and other factors.
  2. Charging times are estimated and may vary by location and equipment. Charging stations must be compatible with Combined Charging System (CCS). See your dealer for more information.
  3. Mercedes me Charge is provided in cooperation with the third-party service provider, ChargePoint; however, the third-party service provider is not within the control of Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. The Service requires activation in Mercedes me connect and an active account and contract with the service provider, in order to access the service. This contract can be made with the help of a mobile device in the Mercedes me connect App or within the Mercedes me connect Portal. The mobile device needs to have network coverage of a mobile network provider. Mobile devices are sold separately. The use of the service is only possible via contract with the service provider. Additional costs and other limitations may apply. Some services are only available on select vehicles. A MBUX multimedia system with 26 cm (10.25-inch) touchscreen and with navigation is required for the service to be used within the vehicle. The Driver is responsible for complying with traffic and other laws. Further, the availability of Mercedes me Charge depends on the customer group and is currently restricted to only private use.


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