The new Mercedes-Benz E 300 de Saloon and Estate are available to order, with prices starting at £47,700 for the Saloon and £49,700 for the Estate.
The new E 300 de redefines the executive plug-in hybrid segment, providing the ultimate combination of diesel’s long-distance efficiency and frugality with the emissions-free running of electricity.
The E 300 de Saloon and Estate are powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine which produces 194 hp and 400 Nm of torque and a hybrid module with 122 hp of electric power and 440 Nm of torque (combined system output is 700 Nm). It can achieve 166.2 mpg (1.7 l/100km) on the combined cycle and emits 41 g/km of CO2 (44 g/km for the Estate). It can travel from 0 to 62 (0-100 km/h) mph in 5.9 seconds (6.0 seconds for the Estate) and has a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
The E 300 de has a fully electric range of 34 miles (50 km) for the Saloon and 32 miles for the Estate. It has a battery capacity of 13.5 kWh and can be charged from 10 to 100 per cent in under two hours with a 7.4 kW charger.
Every model comes with a high specification as standard. The entry-level SE features 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.
The 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.
The Premium package is available for £2,395 and includes COMAND Online; memory package; wireless charging; Multibeam LED; and Parking package including 360 camera.
The £4,395 Premium Plus package adds to this with Burmester surround sound system; Keyless-Go package including hands-free access, automatic powered boot closing and keyless entry; and a panoramic sunroof.
For £595 the Night package can be added and includes 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.
The Comfort package – only available in conjunction with the Premium or Premium Plus package – costs £1,895 for SE trim (£3,295 for AMG Line) and includes Air Balance; Energizing comfort control; Air Body Control air suspension; and Nappa leather upholstery (AMG Line only).
Driver assistance systems include a Lane Tracking package (£595) that includes Active Lane Keeping Assist, and the more comprehensive Driving Assistance package (£1,695) which adds Active Brake Assist; Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC and Active Speed Limit Assist; Active Lane-change Assist; Evasive Steering Assist; Pre-Safe Impulse Side and Pre-Safe Plus.