Latest Business Car Manager News: Mercedes E300 hybrid – pulling off the impossible

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Latest Business Car Manager Mercedes E300 hybrid pulling off the impossible

The Mercedes is the latest model from the E Class range. Business Car has released a new detailed review of impressive company car.

in around 7 seconds, 65mpg, 12% car tax, and because it’s a it’s got a 100% first capital allowance. Sounds but here it is

(PRWEB UK) 19 November

Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid

THE E 300 Hybrid is the latest addition to E-Class range. Under the in place of the big six-cylinder engine the badge might suggest, it the 2.15-litre four-cylinder diesel seen in the E 220 and E 250 CDI models.

The diesel engine is combined an electric motor incorporated the seven-speed automatic gearbox. produces a hybrid drivetrain turns out a maximum of 590 Nm of torque, means the E 300 BlueTEC is not just an special – it#39;s a bit of a performance car as including company car tax, it weighs in with a lowly 12% tax

For the rest, the Mercedes E 300 BlueTEC is pretty much the same recipe as before, with all the and cons – mainly pros – make the E-Class such a business car.


The Mercedes E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid an extremely favourable performance/economy

The extra power provided by the motor adds to the amazing of the already very torquey engine to produce a 0-62 mph time of just 7.5 seconds.

At the same time, the E 300 BlueTEC achieves 65.7 mpg and 109 g/km – some company car drivers may at the idea of opting for the unfashionably 16-inch wheel option to get below 110 g/km.

Still, the car tax banding on the Mercedes E 300 BlueTEC is unbelievably low: 12% in 2012/13; 13% the tax year

And if ones small buys its cars, then can think of the accelerated cash they’d get if they bought the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid with its first year capital

Mercedes has managed to squeeze the hybrid system of the E 300 BlueTEC – with its additional weight of 60 kg – under the bonnet, so the generous luggage and passenger of the E-Class is unaffected.

Unlike, the Toyota Prius, the E 300 BlueTEC doesn#39;t feel very to drive. Apart from the performance, it feels almost the same to drive as any other diesel Merc.


The flip-side of the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid#39;s character is that it doesn#39;t or sound particularly exciting for a car such strong performance.

the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid is generally our test car suffered a slightly ride over speed and similar obstacles.

While the E-Class#39; cabin is and comfortable, Mercedes#39; premium probably do a slightly better job of their occupants feel There#39;s a slight tiredness to Merc#39;s cabin that need to be addressed in the inevitable update.

Standard equipment are very high where features are concerned, but there are surprising omissions when it to creature comforts – a digital DAB for example, costs an extra

The 100% first year down allowances are only until the end of the 2012/13 tax year. 2013 the tax break changes and the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid no longer

Business Car Manager road verdict

The Mercedes E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid be an interesting choice for small owners and SME directors looking for a new car choice.

Unavoidably, the E 300 BlueTEC has a relatively high P11D – this is a fast, expensive after all – but running costs and should be low when set against the on offer.

Business motorists who are 40 per taxpayers can expect to pay #163;158.33 in car tax each month in 2012/13, with a combined cycle consumption of 65.7 mpg, the E 300 Hybrid should be able to go for a time between fill-ups – if the optional 80-litre fuel which costs #163;100, is

The Mercedes badge, too, counts for much in the company car but businesses might not wish to pay the business car finance cost of the model over an E 220 or E 250 CDI where a lease is some #163;70 a less, despite the huge car tax benefits to the driver.

Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid – the low

P11D Value #163;

Monthly business rental (ex From #163;468 a month miles)

Company car tax bands to 2014/15 12%, 13%, 14%

BIK tax #163;5,147, #163;5,543

Engine four-cylinder turbo diesel-electric

CO2 109 g/km

Power/torque 204 PS/250 Nm engine), 27 PS/500 Nm (electric

0-62mph 7.5 seconds/150mph

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