The Mercedes E 300 e plug-in hybrid is now on sale in the UK, completing Mercedes’ plug-in hybrid E-Class range. Costs from £47,500.
Last month, the new Mercedes E 300 de diesel plug-in hybrid went on sale in the UK as a saloon or estate, and it’s now joined by the E 300 e petrol plug-in hybrid, although you can’t have the petrol plug-in as an estate, with just the saloon model available.
The E 300 e comes with a 2.0 litre petrol engine producing 208bhp mated to an electric motor good for 120bhp, with a combined torque figure of 516lb/ft and official economy of 134.5mpg. Throw everything at it and it can get to 62mph in 5.7 seconds.
Mercedes say the EV range is 31 miles (expect nearer 20 miles in the real world), and it can be charged from 10 to 100 per cent in two hours with a 7.4kW charger, or around four hours for a three-pin charge.
Elsewhere everything is much the same as an ICE only E-Class, with a choice of SE or AMG Line trim, with SE the entry-level and AMG Line adding ‘sport’ bits like 18″ alloys, AMG steering wheel and privacy glass, as well as Artico Dinamica leather.
There’s the usual options to bump up the price, from a £4,395 Premium Plus Package with stuff like Burmester Sound and Panoramic roof to a £595 Night package which adds ‘blackness’.
Now on sale at Mercedes UK dealers, the E 300 e petrol plug-in hybrid costs from £47,450 for the SE and £49,945 for the AMG Line and will arrive with customers in spring 2019.