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New petrol-electric plug-in hybrid saloon produces 320bhp and will cost from £47,450 in the UK
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4 December 2018

The new E300e follows the diesel-fuelled E300de to complete the line-up of Mercedes-Benz E-Class plug-in hybrids, and it will cost from £47,450 when it goes on sale early next year.

Available only in saloon form, the E300e is powered by a 211bhp 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 122bhp electric motor, giving combined peaks of 320bhp and 516lb ft. This makes it capable of 0-62mph in 5.7sec.  

It achieves 134.5mpg on the WLTP combined cycle, with an electric-only driving range of 31 miles from a 13.5kWh battery. 

In entry-level SE trim, the E300e comes equipped with blindspot monitoring, illuminated door sills, parking assistance, 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 phone charging and a 360deg camera. 

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The £4395 Premium Plus Package features keyless entry and start, a powered bootlid and a panoramic sunroof. 

Optional extras for all trim levels include lane departure warning for £595 and a comprehensive driver assistance program for £1695.

Order books for the E300e are open now, and deliveries will commence in Spring 2019. 

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eseaton 4 December 2018

A powered bootlid? On an E

A powered bootlid? On an E Class saloon? What a bloody waste of time. And more to the point, needless weight and complexity. What sort of imbecilic can't close a boot?
FMS 4 December 2018

eseaton wrote:

eseaton wrote:

A powered bootlid? On an E Class saloon? What a bloody waste of time. And more to the point, needless weight and complexity. What sort of imbecilic can't close a boot?

 

Oh let's see...how about someone with a physical disability?. How does it feel now to have posted with your imbecilic question?.

xxxx 4 December 2018

Volt

You won't be happy to know production ceases in a few months time then

nagromnewo 4 December 2018

xxxx wrote:

xxxx wrote:

You won't be happy to know production ceases in a few months time then

My Volt only has 75k miles on it, and I know of at least one that has more than 455k. I intend to drive this thing for a very long time. By then there will hopefully be a sensible PHEV or EV replacement and a better charging infrastructure. I know that this Mercedes ain't it.

As for the question above about fuel economy... Most people rarely drive more than 50 miles in a day, and you start out every morning with a full charge, so that is perfectly realistic as an average figure. You won't get that on a road trip, but between those 2-3 road trips a year there will be many days with minimal or no gasoline/petrol consumed.
I'm at just over 100 mpg for the time I've owned my Volt, but that includes several road trips for work. Lifetime mpg (from previous owners) is 96.

nagromnewo 4 December 2018

Sad!

My 2013 Chevy Volt has better electric range, and the only PHEV that beats it is a Gen 2 Volt.
When will car manufacturers understand that PHEV's need at least 80 miles of pure electric range?
Also, there is no mention of whether the ICE is used to assist with acceleration or only comes on when the battery is depleted. For me, that would be a deal breaker. It needs to be pure electric until the battery is depleted.
The Volt Gen 1/Ampera came out in 2010 and still does this better. New vehicles should be an improvement, not a step back!