The all-new Mercedes-Benz E 300 e petrol-electric plug-in hybrid is now on sale in the UK, with prices starting at £47,450.
The E 300 e joins its diesel-plug-in hybrid sibling, the E 300 de, in Mercedes’ range of plug-in executive saloon cars. The first E 300 e models are expected to arrive in the UK in the spring of 2019.
The new Mercedes-Benz E 300 e is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine which produces 211 hp and 350 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 134.5 mpg on the combined cycle and emits 46 g/km of CO2. It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph.
The E 300 e has a fully electric range of 31 miles from its 13.5 kWh battery. It can be charged from 10 to 100 per cent in under two hours with a 7.4 kW charger, or in under four hours from a standard three-pin UK socket.
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 with electric adjustment.
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 (only available with AMG Line trim) 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.