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Mercedes-Benz E-Class gets petrol plug-in hybrid

Mercedes-Benz has added a petrol plug-in hybrid to the E-Class line-up to complete its PHEV range.

The E 300 e is available to order now

Available solely for the saloon, the E 300 e joins the E 300 de diesel PHEV launched a few weeks ago in both saloon and estate guises.

The E 300 e is powered by a 208bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine with a 120bhp electric motor and offers an official combined figure of 134.5mpg and 46g/km. It can travel from 0 to 62mph in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 155mph.

Official electric range stands at 31 miles and the 13.5kWh batter can be charged from 10 to 100%  in under two hours with a 7.4 kW charger, or in under four hours from a standard three-pin UK socket.

Two trim levels are offered: an entry-level SE and AMG Line. The SE is priced from £47,450 OTR and includes parking assistance with front and rear parking sensors, blind spot assistance, touchpad with controller, 18-inch alloys and keyless ignition.

The AMG Line trim is priced from £49,945 and adds AMG exterior bodystyling, 18-inch twin-spoke alloys, leather upholstery, AMG steering wheel with touch control buttons and privacy glass.

Order books for the E 300 e are open now with first deliveries arriving in spring 2019.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.