E-Class hybrid on sale now | New Release - Car News Dec 2018


16:22 Tuesday 04 Dec 2018

Mercedes-Benz are now taking orders for the new E 300 e petrol plug-in hybrid.

Prices start from £47,450 for the entry-level SE model, which is powered by a 211bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine and a hybrid module with 122 hp of electric power. That combination offers 134.5 mpg and emits 46 g/km of CO2.  Zero to 62 mph is achieved in 5.7 seconds, with a top speed of 155 mph.

The 13.5 kWh battery has a fully electric range of 31 miles and can be charged from 10 to 100 per cent in under two hours using a 7.4 kW charger, or less than four hours from a standard three-pin UK socket.

Entry-level SE trim includes blind spot assist, widescreen cockpit, four USB ports, touchpad with controller, illuminated door sills, spilt-folding rear seats, Parking package including Active Parking Assist with front and rear parking sensors, Seat Comfort package including Electro-pneumatic four-way lumbar support, ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours, 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, Keyless-Go starting function, light carbon-grain aluminium trim with centre console in black open-pored ash wood, and heated front seats with electric adjustment.

AMG Line trim adds AMG exterior bodystyling, 18-inch five-twin-spoke alloy wheels, black open-pore ash wood trim with Artico Dinamica leather upholstery, AMG steering wheel with touch control buttons, and privacy glass.

For £2,395 the Premium package adds COMAND Online, memory package, wireless charging, Multibeam LED, and Parking package including 360 camera. A £4,395 Premium Plus package adds Burmester surround sound system, Keyless-Go package including hands-free access, automatic powered boot closing, keyless entry, and a panoramic sunroof. For £595 the Night package builds on the AMG Line trim by adding 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels in high-gloss black, diamond radiator grille and a single louvre in high-gloss black, front apron in high-gloss black, and rear bumper in high-gloss black with chrome trim. Comfort package can be added to the Premium or Premium Plus packages from £1,895 and includes Air Balance, Energizing comfort control, Air Body Control air suspension, and, on AMG Line models, Nappa leather upholstery.

Lane Tracking package can be added for £595 and includes Active Lane Keeping Assist, while a comprehensive Driving Assistance package for £1,695 adds Active Brake Assist, Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Lane-change Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Pre-Safe Impulse Side, and Pre-Safe Plus.

First deliveries of the E 300 e are due to commence in the Spring.


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