Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to launch ten plug-in hybrid models until 2017.

Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to launch ten plug-in hybrid models until 2017.

The recently introduced S500 Plug-in Hybrid is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes down to Mercedes-Benz's plug-in family as an additional ten models will be introduced within the next three years. Member of the board of Daimler AG, Dr Thomas Weber, said these efficient derivatives will cover not only the core (C-, E- and S-Class) models but also several SUVs. He went on to say we should expect a new plug-in hybrid model to reach the market once every four months.

The first of the bunch will likely be the C-Class Plug-In Hybrid which will look virtually the same as the regular model, except for the rear charging port built into the bumper. It will also feature an active shutter grille to improve aerodynamics while the interior cabin will be largely carried over but with a revised COMAND system displaying hybrid-specific information.

The hardware setup is expected to encompass a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine combined with a 68 PS electric motor. If that won't be the case, there are also some rumors about a V6 3.0-liter turbo teamed with an electric motor and a 8.7 kWh battery pack.

Chances are we will find out early October at the Paris Motor Show where Mercedes-Benz will likely unveil the C-Class Plug-In Hybrid.

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