2013 Mercedes-Benz E300 BlueTEC Hybrid UK pricing announced

Article by Christian A., on August 3, 2012

The most efficient Mercedes-Benz E-Class production car ever -- the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid -- has a starting price of £39,645.00 OTR for the Saloon while the Estate variant is priced from £41,435.00 OTR. The BIK rates range starts at 12%. A set of 17-inch alloy wheels is offered as standard. However, consumers can choose 16-inch wheels as a no-cost option to have the lowest CO2 emission and best economy figures.

It also features leather upholstery, Becker Map Pilot Navigation and LED daytime running lights. Powering the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid is a powerful but very efficient 2,143cc, four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 204 hp and 500 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 20 kW electric motor that was mounted within the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission and comes with a 19kW Lithium-ion battery.

These enable the Saloon to sprint from zero to 62 mph in 7.5 seconds and to achieve a top speed of 150 mph. The Estate can accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 7.8 seconds and hit a maximum speed of 150 mph (144 mph). When the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid Saloon is fitted with the 16-inch wheels, it can return 65.7 mpg (62.8 mpg for the Estate) on the combined cycle while the Saloon’s CO2 emissions are as low as 109 g/km of CO2 (116 g/km for the Estate).

The Hybrid system is integrated in the vehicle in such a way that it doesn’t affect the versatility or load capacity of the E-Class. For example, the electric motor is mounted within the 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission.

Its fuel economy is improved as the gearbox uses a wet clutch system instead of a torque converter. As a result, the internal combustion engine can be totally disengaged via the clutch. In addition, electric-only drive can be maintained for short periods. With this level of integration for the electric motor, 65 mm is added to the total length of the transmission. The new E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid will start deliveries in the UK this November.

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