New Mercedes-Benz E300e PHEV prices and specs revealed

Mercedes-Benz E300 e

New petrol-electric saloon produces 211bhp with 155mph top speed, and will cost from £47,450 in the UK

The new E300e follows the diesel-powered E300de to complete Mercedes-Benz’s line up of E-Class plug-in hybrids, and prices will start at £47,450 in the UK when it goes on sale early next year.

Available only in saloon form, the new model is powered by a 2.0-litre petrol engine producing 211bhp, and is capable of 155mph and a 0-62mph time of 5.7sec.  

With a 122bhp hybrid motor, Mercedes-Benz says the new model achieves 134.5mpg on the combined cycle, with a fully electric range of 31 miles from a 13.5kWh battery. 

In entry-level SE trim, available from £47,450, the E300e comes equipped with blind spot assist, illuminated door sills, parking assist, 18in alloy wheels and heated front seats as standard. 

The higher-spec AMG Line trim, which costs £49,945, adds exterior styling elements taken from AMG’s range of performance cars, an AMG steering wheel, tinted windows and twin-spoke alloy wheels. An extra £2395 buys the Premium package with Mercedes’ Comand Online communication system, wireless charging and 360 degree camera. 

The top-spec Premium Plus package, for an additional £4395, features keyless entry and start, electronically-assisted bootlid and a panoramic sunroof. 

Optional extras for all trim levels include a lane departure warning system for £595, and a comprehensive driver assist program at £1695.

Order books are open now, deliveries will commence in Spring 2019. 

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Source: Autocar Online

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