Mercedes-Benz has announced UK pricing for its new E300 BlueTEC Hybrid model that is offered in both saloon and Estate body styles.
The brand with the star claims that the diesel-electric hybrid model is the most fuel efficient E-Class ever to be sold in the UK, capable of returning up to 65.7 mpg UK (54.7 mpg US or 4.2 lt/100km) on the combined cycle with CO2 emissions of 109g/km for the saloon variant when fitted with 16-inch wheels (Estate: 62.8 mpg UK).
The hybrid version of the E-Class links a 2.1-liter four-cylinder diesel engine developing 201hp (204PS) and 500Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque to a 27hp (20kW) electric motor mounted within the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission powered by a 19kW Lithium-ion battery.
According to the company, the hybrid system is "intricately packaged within the vehicle so as not to impact on the versatility or load capacity of the E-Class in any way."
Mercedes says that the sedan can accelerate from rest to 62 mph (100km/h) in 7.5-seconds (Estate: 7.8-seconds) before reaching a top speed of 150 mph (144 mph).
Standard equipment features for both body styles include 17-inch alloy wheels or 16-inch wheels as a no-cost option to achieve the lowest possible CO2 and economy figures, leather upholstery, Becker Map Pilot Navigation and LED daytime running lights.