Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid cars.

Explore the benefits of driving a plug-in hybrid and the Mercedes-Benz EQ Power range.

What is a plug-in hybrid and how does it work?

What is a plug-in hybrid and how does it work?

Plug-in hybrid cars, also known as PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles), are a cross between a combustion engine and an electric battery. This means you have the option to drive fully electric on shorter trips in to the city, or use the petrol or diesel engine for longer journeys. As the name suggests, you have to plug your car in to a source of electricity in order to use the electric drive, but if you run out of range you can simply switch to the combustion engine and recharge when it’s next convenient for you. Another noticeable difference in plug-in hybrid cars is the responsiveness - the electric motor boosts the combustion engine when you accelerate for a more refined drive.

Benefits


Benefits of driving a plug-in hybrid car.

Some of the top reasons why you should consider buying a plug-in hybrid.

Benefits


Benefits of driving a plug-in hybrid car.

Some of the top reasons why you should consider buying a plug-in hybrid.

*The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare with other cars tested to the same technical procedures. Figures may not reflect real life driving results, which will depend upon a number of factors including the starting charge of the battery, factory-fitted options, accessories fitted (post registration), variations in weather, driving styles and vehicle load. Further information about the test used to establish fuel consumption and CO2 figures can be found at www.mercedes-benz.co.uk/WLTP

**Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase)

Plug-in Hybrid range


Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid cars.

Explore the range of Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid cars to find the one that suits you.

Plug-in Hybrid range


Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid cars.

Explore the range of Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid cars to find the one that suits you.

    A-Class Hatchback

    A 250 e

    If you like the A-Class Hatchback, you’ll love the A 250 e. With an all-electric range of up to 44 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p>  you can enjoy local emission-free driving around the city and conveniently charge up in just 2-3 hours<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> . The A 250 e comes in various model lines including AMG Line, AMG Line Executive, AMG Line Premium and AMG Line Premium Plus, so you can choose the perfect A-Class for your needs and budget.

    B-Class

    B 250 e

    The B-Class is an all-rounder, combining the functionality of a family car with sporty dynamics. The B 250 e has an all-electric range of up to 42 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p>  and a charge time of just 2 hours<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> , meaning you can enjoy electric driving as often as you please. Choose between the AMG Line Executive, AMG Line Premium or AMG Line Premium Plus depending on your preferred features.

    A-Class Saloon

    A 250 e Saloon

    The A-Class Saloon combines the good looks of the A-Class with the space of a saloon. With the A 250 e you can drive in all-electric mode for up to 45 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> and recharge in just 2-3 hours<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> , perfect for your shorter trips. Available as an AMG Line, AMG Line Executive, AMG Line Premium and AMG Line Premium plus, the A 250 e Saloon has a variety of exterior and interior features for you to choose from.

    C-Class Saloon

    C 250 e Saloon

    The C 300 e / de Saloon features the latest hybrid technology and delivers excellent performance while keeping emissions to a minimum. With an all-electric range of up to 35 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> and a fast charge time of just 1 hour and 30 minutes<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> , you can enjoy local emission-free driving for all of your short trips and recharge conveniently. Available as a Sport Edition, AMG Line Edition and AMG Line Night Edition Premium / Premium Plus, you have a range of model lines to choose from.

    New E-Class Saloon

    E 300 e / de Saloon

    The new E-Class Saloon is more dynamic, elegant and luxurious than ever before and also comes as a plug-in hybrid. Experience local emission-free driving for up to 34 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> and charge up in just 1 hour and 30 minutes<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> . Depending on your style and needs, you can choose between the AMG Line Edition and AMG Line Night Edition Premium / Premium Plus model lines.

    S-Class Saloon

    S 560 e L Saloon

    Combining the best of both worlds, this S-Class plug-in hybrid offers excellent performance while keeping emissions to a minimum. The S 560 e L has an all-electric range of up to 27 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> and the 2.7kW on-board charger allows fast charging of the battery in just 1 hour and 30 minutes<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> . This model is available as a Grand Edition which is packed with an impressive amount of exterior and interior features.

    CLA Shooting Brake

    CLA 250 e Shooting Brake

    The CLA Shooting Brake has the ideal combination of sportiness and practicality. What’s even better is that it also comes as a plug-in hybrid. The CLA 250 e Shooting Brake can achieve a range of up to 43 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> in all-electric mode, and can be charged up in 2-3 hours<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> . Choose between the AMG Line Premium or AMG Line Premium Plus model lines depending on your personal preferences.

    C Class Estate

    C 300 e / de Estate

    The C-Class Estate plug-in hybrid incorporates intelligent technology, courtesy of the third-generation EQ Power hybrid transmission, and dynamic styling. The C 300 e / de Estate has an all-electric range of around 33 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> and the car’s 7.2 kW on-board charger allows fast charging of the battery in around 1 hour and 30 minutes<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> . Choose between the Sport Edition, AMG Line Edition and AMG Line Night Edition Premium / Premium Plus model lines for design and comfort features that fit your needs.

    New E-Class Estate

    E 300 e / de Estate

    If you like the new E-Class Estate, why not opt for the E 300 e or E 300 de? With an all-electric range of up to 33 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> and a charge time of just 2 hours<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> , you can conveniently enjoy trips into the city which are locally emission-free but also have the option of the combustion powertrain for longer journeys. The E-Class plug-in hybrid comes as an AMG Line Edition, AMG Line Premium and AMG Line Night Edition Premium Plus.

    CLA Coupé

    CLA 250 e Coupé

    The CLA Coupé has always been in a league of its own with exciting features that you simply can’t refuse. The CLA 250 e can achieve up to 44 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> in all-electric mode and can be charged up in jut 2-3 hours<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> , so you can enjoy local emission-free driving when you want to. Whether you opt for the AMG Line Premium or AMG Line Premium Plus, the CLA plug-in hybrid is a true head-turner.

    GLC SUV

    GLC 300 de SUV

    Combining a 2.0 litre petrol engine with the latest generation of hybrid technology, the GLC 300 de delivers an unparalleled driving experience. The GLC 300 de has an electric range of 27 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> and its 13.5kw battery can fully charge in 1 hour and 30 minutes<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> . The GLC plug-in hybrid comes as an AMG Line, AMG Line Premium and AMG Line Premium Plus so you can choose the equipment that suits your needs.

    GLC Coupé

    GLC 300 de Coupé

    The GLC Coupé combines the merits of an SUV and a coupé, and can also be experienced as a plug-in hybrid. The GLC 300 de has an all-electric range of up to 26 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> and can be conveniently charged in as little as 1 hour and 30 minutes<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> . Choose between the AMG Line, AMG Line Premium and AMG Line Premium Plus model lines depending on the features that are important to you.

    GLA SUV

    GLA 250 e

    Dynamic proportions make the GLA compact and functional, whilst the plug-in hybrid variant offers you a more efficient style of driving. Experience local emission-free driving for up to 37 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> and charge in just 2-3 hours<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> . You have a choice between the Exclusive Edition, Exclusive Edition Premium and Exclusive Edition Premium Plus model lines to make the GLA your own. 

    GLE SUV

    GLE 350 de SUV

    More intelligent and attentive than ever - the GLE casts the SUV in a whole new light. Opt for the GLE 350 de and experience driving all-electric for an extensive range of 66 miles<p>The indicated values were determined according to the prescribed measurement method – Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Figures shown may include options which are not available in the UK. For Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) figures determined with the battery fully charged, using a combination of both battery power and fuel. These models require mains electricity for charging.</p> . Simply charge up the GLE just like you do your smartphone, and recharge in approximately 3 hours<p>Specified voltage and current values refer to network infrastructure and can be limited by the vehicle. Times are from 10–100% charge using a wall box (three-phase).</p> . You can choose between the AMG Line, AMG Line Executive and AMG Line Premium / Premium Plus depending on the features that you want for your GLE plug-in hybrid.

    Driving styles and range


    Intelligent technology.

    Mercedes-Benz EQ Power models are fitted with innovative technology to make your driving experience as enjoyable as possible whilst efficiently maximising your electric range.

    Driving styles and range


    Intelligent technology.

    Mercedes-Benz EQ Power models are fitted with innovative technology to make your driving experience as enjoyable as possible whilst efficiently maximising your electric range.

      EQ Power driving modes.

      EQ Power driving modes

      You can achieve totally different driving dynamics in your EQ Power car by using the different DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes. For example, HYBRID is the default mode which prioritises the use of the electric motor and then, if additional power is required or the battery runs out, it will utilise the combustion engine. Another example is E-CHARGE / BATTERY LEVEL which maintains the state of charge in your battery for when you need it, for example if the last part of your journey is in a city.

      EQ Optimised Navigation.

      EQ Optimised Navigation

      EQ Optimised Navigation is a system designed to make living with an electric car as easy as possible and give you peace of mind. When you set a destination, the EQ Optimised Navigation takes into account your current electric range, topography (e.g if you are driving uphill) and charging stations POIs to provide you with the best possible route.

      Pre-entry Climate Control.

      Pre-entry Climate Control

      Pre-entry Climate Control allows you to set the temperature in your car whilst it’s charging. This helps to save electric range when you set off by using the electricity from the charge point. Whether you want to cool down or heat up your car, you can configure this using your Mercedes me app or via the MBUX head unit in the car. You can even set specific time and dates for even more convenience.

      Free wall box offer


      Charge from home with your free BP Chargemaster wall box worth £499.*

      Free wall box offer


      Charge from home with your free BP Chargemaster wall box worth £499.*

      There's never been a better time to buy an EQ. To make charging at home even easier, we're now offering a free BP Chargemaster Homecharge wall box worth £499* when you buy a new electric or plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz. Alternatively, you can opt for a 2 years' free membership to Polar Plus public charging network*. Shop for your new car on our Online Showroom today.

      *Wall Box offer applicable to the installation of a BP Chargemaster 7kw single phase communicating wall box, with standard domestic installation costs, or a 2 years’ free membership to Polar Plus giving you access to the Polar Network of electric vehicle charging points provided by Chargemaster Limited.  Qualifying EVHS OLEV grant customers only. Subject to eligibility. No cash alternative. On new car orders and registrations from 03.09.20 – 31.12.20. Click here for full terms and conditions.

      Buying an EQ Power


      Shop from the comfort of your home.

      Buying an EQ Power


      Shop from the comfort of your home.

      Electric car offers

      It’s never been easier to find your next car. All of our new and used stock for every Retailer in the UK is now available to view from your home using our Online Showroom. From home test drives to home delivery, our Buy From Home options help you to find your perfect car with ease.

      FAQs


      FAQs for driving a plug-in hybrid.

      FAQs


      FAQs for driving a plug-in hybrid.

        • How do I maximise the electric range potential of my EQ Power car?

          How do I maximise the electric range potential of my EQ Power car?

          By utilising a combination of ECO mode and Pre-Entry Climate Control, and a driving style designed to optimise recuperation, you will ensure that you get the highest range out of your car.

        • How do I change the DYNAMIC SELECT modes?

          How do I change the DYNAMIC SELECT modes?

          Please select these using the rocker switch marked “DYNAMIC”, located next to the touchpad on the centre console.

        • Why does my accelerator pedal feel strange?

          Why does my accelerator pedal feel strange?

          This may be the haptic response that is live in ECO mode which is designed to lower excessive power consumption. You can override this by “pressing through” to generate more acceleration.

        • What is the Warranty on a Mercedes-Benz EQ Power car?

          What is the Warranty on a Mercedes-Benz EQ Power car?

          Three-years unlimited mileage warranty on manufacturing or material defects and up to 30 years warranty against perforation due to corrosion from the inside out. What’s more, it’s also covered by Mercedes-Benz Roadside Assistance – a unique package comprising up to 30 years pan-European breakdown assistance. The battery warranty is 6 years or 62,500 miles.

        EQ Ready app


        Not sure if an electric car is right for you?

        Download the EQ Ready app to find out.

        EQ Ready app


        Not sure if an electric car is right for you?

        Download the EQ Ready app to find out.

        EQ Ready app

        With different types of electric cars and a broad range of models to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. With the EQ Ready app, drive as normal in your current car and the app will track your daily routes and analyse your driving behaviour so you can see whether an electric car would suit your lifestyle. It also shows you where to find your nearest charging stations and how much charge you would need for each journey. 

        Cost Comparison Calculator

        Cost Comparison Calculator

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