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New Mercedes E 300 de plug-in hybrid now on sale in the UK

The new Mercedes E 300 de diesel plug-in hybrid has now gone on sale in the UK, priced from £47,700 for the Saloon, and £49,700 for the more practical Estate.

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New Mercedes E 300

Powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine producing 191bhp and 400Nm of torque found in the E 220 d, the Mercedes E 300 de gains the assistance of an electric motor with an additional 121bhp and 440Nm of torque. The combined figure stands at 302bhp and 700Nm, as the peak power and torque of the electric. Motor and diesel engine are not delivered at the same time.

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Mercedes E 300 claims 166.2mpg with official CO2 emissions pegged at 41g/km. On electric power only, Mercedes  says that the Mercedes E 300 de Saloon can run for 34 miles, with the heavier Estate benchmarked at 32 miles. The battery pack is 13.5kWh in size, and it can be recharged in under two hours using a 7.4kW charger.

Like the rest of the E-Class line-up, the Mercedes E 300 de is available in two trim levels – SE and AMG Line, with the sportier looking AMG Line model priced from £50,195 and £52,195 for the Saloon and Estate variants respectively.

The new addition to the E-Class line-up is one of two new plug-in hybrid systems coming to the brand’s executive saloon, with a petrol powered Mercedes E 300 e, also using a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine mated to a 121bhp electric motor.

E400 4MATIC AMG Line / designo selenite grey magno. Leather: nappa saddle brown / black
DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL. Exterior line: AMG Line.
E400 4 MATIC AMG Line / designo selenitgrau magno. Leder: Nappa sattelbraun / schwarz / DYNAMIC BODY CONTROL. Line Exterieur: AMG Line.
E 400 4MATIC
Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert*: 7,7 l/100 km; CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert*: 174 g/km (*vorläufig)
Fuel consumption combined*: 7.7 l /100 km; combined CO₂ emissions*: 174 g/km (*preliminary)


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