3 min read
22 Mar

Mercedes-Benz USA proudly unveiled no less than the latest evolution of luxury and sustainability – the 2025 GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV. Building on the GLC 300 4MATIC SUV’s stellar foundation, this new plug-in hybrid variant promises a Merc SUV ownership experience elevated to unprecedented heights. 

Set to grace U.S. dealerships in the latter half of 2024, the GLC 350e not only retains the exceptional standard features of its predecessor but also introduces a host of innovative enhancements. Here’s what we know now about this electrified version of the GLC 300.

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The Second Generation GLC-Class

2nd gen Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC.

2023 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC

Debuting in 2023, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 4MATIC is part of the 2nd-gen GLC-Class. The SUV’s starting price is around $48,600. It uses a 255-horsepower four-cylinder engine featuring a mild hybrid system to improve fuel efficiency and drivability. 

The GLC 300 has an estimated fuel efficiency of 25/32 MPG (city/highway) and uses premium unleaded fuel. A 9-speed shiftable automatic transmission sends power to the rear wheels. 

Naturally, the GLC 300 welcomes passengers to an exceptional interior, rich with premium materials and cutting-edge technology. For the 2024 MY, the GLC 300 introduced a new performance version to the GLC lineup – the AMG GLC 43. 

Mercedes-Benz has offered the GLC 300 in just two trims: Exclusive and Pinnacle, complete with a variety of optional features to customize the SUV. The SUV’s main highlights include: 

  • Connected steering with appropriate weight
  • Comfortable and quiet with excellent ride quality
  • A mild hybrid system enhances responsiveness and efficiency
  • Exceptional interior build quality and materials

The only complaints we've heard about the new GLC-Class are about the wireless charging pad’s awkward position and a somewhat complicated multimedia system. Ultimately, the 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is a dream luxury hybrid small SUV, combining luxury, performance, and modern technology. 

2024 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 Overview 

  • StartingMSRP: $49,100
  • EPA Classification: Small SUV 2WD
  • Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
  • Displacement: 2.0 L/121 cubic inches
  • Maximum Horsepower: 255 @ 5800 RPM
  • Maximum Torque: 295 @ 2000 RPM
  • Transmission: Automatic w/OD
  • Fuel System: Gasoline Direct Injection
  • Fuel Type: Premium unleaded (required)

The 2025 GLC 350e 4MATIC Plug-In Hybrid

2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC review.

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV embodies the epitome of contemporary luxury, seamlessly blending cutting-edge design with advanced technology and remarkable performance. As the latest addition to the GLC SUV family, the plug-in hybrid variant injects the lineup with new blood. 

At its core, the GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV boasts a sophisticated hybrid propulsion system, featuring a 134-hp electric motor complemented by a 24.8 kWh battery. This dynamic duo collaborates to deliver an impressive combined output of up to 313 hp and 406 lb.-ft. of torque, delivering a hearty acceleration with 325 lb.-ft. of instant torque on tap. 

What truly sets the GLC 350e apart is its versatility and efficiency. With an electric range of up to 81 miles (130 kilometers), everyday journeys can be completed emission-free, while the innovative "Hybrid" drive program intelligently switches between electric and combustion modes for optimal efficiency. 

The GLC 350e adapts effortlessly to any environment, including city streets and off-road trails, offering all-electric propulsion at speeds of up to 87 mph. Moreover, charging the SUV is stress-free with the standard 60 kW DC charger enabling a full recharge in just around 30 minutes. 

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2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e Design And Technology

2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC interior and technology.

Beyond its electrifying performance, the GLC 350e captivates with its progressive exterior design, luxurious interior appointments, and state-of-the-art MBUX infotainment system

With a plethora of customization options available, including paint colors, upholstery choices, and trim packages, discerning customers can tailor their GLC 350e to reflect their unique style. From its striking aesthetics to its innovative technology, the Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV represents the perfect fusion of elegance, performance, and sustainability. 

As the hybrid model sets the bar high with its exceptional standard equipment, including heated front seats, Mercedes-Benz Navigation, KEYLESS-GO, and a suite of advanced safety features, the GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV ensures a luxurious and technologically advanced driving experience. 

The thoughtful amenities like dual-zone automatic climate control, ambient lighting, and a power liftgate mean every journey promises new heights of comfort and convenience. 

Charging The GLC 350e

2025 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e charging solutions.

The GLC 350e comes equipped with Mercedes me Charge, seamlessly integrating a vast network of charging points nationwide. With access to nearly 100,000 public charging points, including leading operators like ChargePoint, Electrify America, and EVgo, Mercedes me Charge simplifies the charging process. 

The commitment to electrification extends beyond individual vehicles, as Mercedes-Benz continues to invest in expanding charging infrastructure across North America. 

With the inauguration of the first Mercedes-Benz Charging Hub in November 2023 and plans to deploy 2,500 high-power chargers within at least 400 charging hubs by the end of the decade, the brand is paving the way for widespread adoption of electric mobility.

Additionally, the approval of the IONNA joint venture in February 2024 signifies a monumental step forward, with a minimum of 30,000 additional high-powered chargers slated for installation across North America. 

As Mercedes-Benz remains committed to innovation and sustainability, the GLC 350e 4MATIC SUV illustrates the future of luxury mobility. Mercedes-Benz is yet to reveal pricing details for the 2025 GLC 350e plug-in hybrid luxury small SUV.

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