The Mercedes Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid prices will start at £39,645 for the Saloon, £41,435 for the Estate model.
The E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid saloon has a claimed official fuel consumption figure of 65.7 mpg on the combined cycle, with CO2 emissions of 109 g/km, when fitted with 16-inch wheels. The estate records 62.8 mpg and emits 116 g/km of CO2.
Powered by 2,143cc, four-cylinder diesel engine the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid produces 204 hp and deliveries 500 Nm of torque is mated to a 20 kW electric motor mounted within the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission powered by a 19kW Lithium-ion battery. The hybrid system has no impact on the load carrying capability of either the saloon or estate.
The hybrid power plant allows the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid saloon to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 7.5 seconds, were the estate takes 0.3 seconds longer. The top speed for the saloon is quoted as 150 mph and 144 mph for the estate.
You can order the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid now with an expected delivery date of November 2012.Published 2 August 2012