The new Mercedes-Benz E300 Blue TEC Hybrid is the most efficient E-Class ever sold in the UK. Deliveries are due to start in November with prices starting at £39,645 for the Saloon and £41,435 for the Estate.
The Mercedes E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid brings together a powerful yet highly efficient 2,143cc, four-cylinder diesel engine. Developing 204 hp and 500 Nm of torque, it is linked to a 20 kW electric motor mounted within the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission powered by a 19kW Lithium-ion battery.
It is capable of 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 150mph. When fitted with the 16-inch wheels, the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid Saloon is capable of returning 65.7mpg on the combined cycle while emitting as little as 109 g/km of CO2 emissions.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch alloy wheels the 16-inch wheels can be fitted as a no-cost option to achieve the lowest possible CO2 and economy figures. Also included is leather upholstery, Becker Map Pilot Navigation and LED daytime running lights.
By Geraldine Ashton Green
Wed, 15 Aug 2012