European drivers can now order a Mercedes-Benz C350, with models arriving at dealers next month. This marks the first plug-in hybrid for the C-Class, the economy line of four-door sedans from Mercedes-Benz.
According to a release from the company’s headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, two editions of the C350 e are available in the U.K. The smaller, sportier Saloon edition is 50,962 euros ($57,721), while the larger, wagon-like Estate is 52,628 ($59,609). Both prices include Europe’s Value Added Tax (VAT).
The PHEV made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show last month, receiving praise for its luxurious styling and hybrid powertrain. The C350 features a 1.9-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to a electric motor, for a total output of 275 horsepower.
In electric-only mode, the C350’s 6.2-kilowatt hours lithium ion battery has a 20 mile range. With four additional powertrain settings, drivers can emphasize performance, maximize fuel economy or maintain the battery’s charge.
The 2016 C350 is expected to arrive in the U.S. later this fall. Mercedes-Benz will offer the PHEV in California, New York, New Jersey and other states that have adopted California Air Resource Board (CARB) emission standards.
Pricing hasn’t been announced yet for the American market. The Eurpoean models include VAT in the base price; without that charge, the C350 is expected to cost under $50,000 in the U.S.