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Mercedes-Benz launches new plug-in GLC and GLE models

Mercedes-Benz GLE 300 e 4matic

Mercedes-Benz has added plug-in hybrid versions of its GLC and GLE SUVs to its line-up.

They offer electric-only WLTP-certified ranges of 29 miles and 61.5 miles respectively, with CO2 emissions from 54g/km for the GLC and 29g/km for the GLE.


GLC 300 e 4matic

The GLC 300 e 4matic is available in both SUV and coupe bodystyles and features a 2.0-litre petrol engine paired with a 13.5kWh battery.

This gives an electric-only range of 27 miles, fuel efficiency of up to 128mpg and CO2 emissions of 51g/km.

A 7.4kWh on-board charger means the battery can be charged via a 7.4kW chargepoint in less than two hours.

Prices start from £49,687 for the GLC 300e AMG Line, and £52,562 for the GLC 300e coupe.

If registered after April 6, the figures put it in the 13% company car tax band for the 2020/21 tax year in rates announced by the Government last year, and although these figures have yet to be adopted, it is expected they will be confirmed in the March Budget.

Under the expected BIK rates, a 40% taxpayer would face a monthly bill from £215, if the car is registered after April 6.


GLE 350 de 4matic

The GLE 350 de 4matic pairs a 2.0-litre diesel engine with a 31.2kWh battery to offer an electric-only range of 66 miles (NEDC), CO2 emissions of 29g/km and fuel economy of 256.8mpg.

A 7.4kW combined on-board charger is standard, allowing the battery to charge form 10% to full in 3.25 hours.

Prices start from £61,360 for the AMG Line trim level, AMG Line Premium will cost £64,860 and AMG Line Premium Plus from £68,860.

If registered after April 6, the car will sit in the 6% BIK tax band in the 2020/21 tax year, meaning a 40% taxpayer will face a monthly of around £123 if the car is registered after April 6.

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