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Mercedes C Class c350e auto plug in hybrid £29495 @ drivethedeal

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Found 8th May 2017
On the lookout for a hybrid or plugin. Doesn't seem like there will be another i3 lease deal and the bolt isn't coming to the UK so this has made the shortlist.
For Prius plug in money you can get a C Class in sport premium trim. Think its a pretty nice looking car, certainly nicer than the prius and interior far more premium.

Around 15 miles electric only range for around town, and then a sub 6s 0-60 2.0l turbo petrol engine for some fun out of it.

Very well specced, heated memory front seats, reverse camera, keyless etc

RRP is over £41k, and there are 2nd hand ones for sale for £6k more on auto trader. Price depends on taking finance at extortionate 5.1% but you can pay this off straight away. Have emailed to find out what the GFV is after 2 / 3 years so can be compared to lease deals.

Full Blurb
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MERCEDES-BENZ C CLASS SALOON C350E SPORT PREMIUM 4DR AUTO

Brand new stock available for immediate delivery. You will be the first registered keeper.

Available from stock in the following colour options:

Obsidian Black with Black artico leather interior
Iridium Silver with Black Artico Leather


This model features the following features as part of its standard specification:

17" alloy wheels – 5-twin-spoke design
3-spoke multifunction steering wheel
Active Parking Assist including PARKTRONIC
AGILITY CONTROL comfort suspension – lowered by 15mm
Garmin MAP PILOT navigation system
Headlamps – LED High Performance headlamps with integral LED daytime running lamps
Heated front seats
Interior Lighting package
Mirror package
These stock cars also have the added options of a Premium Package which includes:

Ambient lighting LED lighting
KEYLESS-GO Comfort package
Memory package
Panoramic glass sunroof
The quoted prices include a £3,168 Deposit contribution conditional upon you taking out PCP finance at 5.1% APR. Please note if you do not wish to take out this finance please add £3,168 to the price quoted.

We have included the £2,500 government Plug-in car grant when calculating the discounted selling price.

12 months road fund licence is included as standard. All cars must be delivered by the 30th May 2017 to qualify for this offer.
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Is that usual policy for this type of caper?
Not going to argue about the saving on rrp but about 15 days to enquire, sort the finance, buy and take delivery must be pushing it!
flipper118

Is that usual policy for this type of caper?


That's because they get quotes from dealers and take commission when you buy through them.
If you know the dealer you can go straight to them, probably get it a bit cheaper and drive the deal get nothing.
does anyone know if you have to plug this in to take advantage of the electic - or does it charge on the move like the Prius?
Absolutely smashing car especially at this price - I love mine!!
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beelox

does anyone know if you have to plug this in to take advantage of the … does anyone know if you have to plug this in to take advantage of the electic - or does it charge on the move like the Prius?


Its a plug in, like the plugin prius, i3, volt etc.
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ataripower

Absolutely smashing car especially at this price - I love mine!!



Yours on finance? Waiting to hear back what expected value after 2 or 3 years so I can compare roughly to a lease (I'm a person who gets shot of cars after warranty expires).
3 year lease will cost £12567 (avr £349 a month), 2 years costs £9035 (£376) plus fees

Theres a 2015 sport model from Merc themselves for £20k (but guessing owner paid more than £29k and offered less than £20k at trade) which will be around 2 years so lease figure look about right.
jaydeeuk1

Yours on finance? Waiting to hear back what expected value after 2 or 3 … Yours on finance? Waiting to hear back what expected value after 2 or 3 years so I can compare roughly to a lease (I'm a person who gets shot of cars after warranty expires).3 year lease will cost £12567 (avr £349 a month), 2 years costs £9035 (£376) plus feesTheres a 2015 sport model from Merc themselves for £20k (but guessing owner paid more than £29k and offered less than £20k at trade) which will be around 2 years so lease figure look about right.



No it's leased through a company car scheme. Great value due to <7% BIK tax. Personally I would not be buying this car outright. Out of warranty the costs to repair would be terrifying. c'£5k for a new battery pack
Got my E220 through DTD, save £8k, dealer bawked at the paperwork but agreed to match the DTD price.
Edited by: "mel1408" 8th May 2017
beelox

does anyone know if you have to plug this in to take advantage of the … does anyone know if you have to plug this in to take advantage of the electic - or does it charge on the move like the Prius?



i have one. dont recommend it.

you really need to plug it in to take full advantage.

Great price, not a great car.

I have a C350e estate. Mercedes advertise the electric range as 20 miles. On day one i only had a maximum range of 16 miles and it has been steadily dropping since. My wife only really used to use it for the nursery run.

Nowadays I am lucky to get a 10 mile range. I remember once it dropped to 1 mile range within 30 seconds!

Mercedes have acknowledged there is a problem, but they are yet to resolve. Last time i took it in they didnt have the necessary parts. They just don't have the infrastructure for it.
ataripower

Absolutely smashing car especially at this price - I love mine!!



what electric range do you get? Only on the first day did it say I had a 16 mile range. Nowadays when i get in it will say i have a 12-13 mile range.
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bmehboob

Great price, not a great car.I have a C350e estate. Mercedes advertise … Great price, not a great car.I have a C350e estate. Mercedes advertise the electric range as 20 miles. On day one i only had a maximum range of 16 miles and it has been steadily dropping since. My wife only really used to use it for the nursery run.Nowadays I am lucky to get a 10 mile range. I remember once it dropped to 1 mile range within 30 seconds!Mercedes have acknowledged there is a problem, but they are yet to resolve. Last time i took it in they didnt have the necessary parts. They just don't have the infrastructure for it.



Can you preheat the car like you can on a leaf?

I'm considering leasing instead, i reckon this would be worth less than £20k after 2 years and then with the hassle of selling it could work out cheaper still to lease.

contracthireandleasing.com/ind…56/

bmehboob

what electric range do you get? Only on the first day did it say I had a … what electric range do you get? Only on the first day did it say I had a 16 mile range. Nowadays when i get in it will say i have a 12-13 mile range.



Must be honest the electric range is disappointing and not as advertised. I get about the same as you. However I recently completed 574 miles on one tank of petrol (cost £49) with an average fuel consumption of 62mpg. This is a big heavy luxury car so i'll take that!
jaydeeuk1

Can you preheat the car like you can on a leaf?I'm considering leasing … Can you preheat the car like you can on a leaf?I'm considering leasing instead, i reckon this would be worth less than £20k after 2 years and then with the hassle of selling it could work out cheaper still to lease.https://www.contracthireandleasing.com/independent-brokers/360-vehicle-management-limited/mercedes-benz/c-class/189956656/



Yes you can pre-heat or cool the car using the excellent phone app or key fob.
jaydeeuk1

Can you preheat the car like you can on a leaf?I'm considering leasing … Can you preheat the car like you can on a leaf?I'm considering leasing instead, i reckon this would be worth less than £20k after 2 years and then with the hassle of selling it could work out cheaper still to lease.https://www.contracthireandleasing.com/independent-brokers/360-vehicle-management-limited/mercedes-benz/c-class/189956656/





£283 per month for this spec car? is that a really good deal or am i missing something? 0-60 in 5.9 seconds too!
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Meluk9

£283 per month for this spec car? is that a really good deal or am i … £283 per month for this spec car? is that a really good deal or am i missing something? 0-60 in 5.9 seconds too!


Yeah, works out around £377 a month, will have to see if MB dealer can beat it.

I'm much happier leasing or PCPing a car than buying outright, it works out £50 a month more than my Cactus (albeit over 3 years) but I'll save some of that in petrol (or at least thats how I'm justifying it in my head).
ataripower

Must be honest the electric range is disappointing and not as advertised. … Must be honest the electric range is disappointing and not as advertised. I get about the same as you. However I recently completed 574 miles on one tank of petrol (cost £49) with an average fuel consumption of 62mpg. This is a big heavy luxury car so i'll take that!



how did you manage that?!? i never get anywhere near. i normally average around 40 on motorways!

the one thing i should do is sign up to the charging point scheme to use other ports nationally.
jaydeeuk1

Can you preheat the car like you can on a leaf?I'm considering leasing … Can you preheat the car like you can on a leaf?I'm considering leasing instead, i reckon this would be worth less than £20k after 2 years and then with the hassle of selling it could work out cheaper still to lease.https://www.contracthireandleasing.com/independent-brokers/360-vehicle-management-limited/mercedes-benz/c-class/189956656/



yes you can preheat. its a great feature especially on days of extreme cold (or heat). i used to enjoy the fact i didnt have to get ice off the car in the winter as i had heated it in advance!

i would compare lease deals to a normal C200 (or maybe something slightly more powerful). also in the normal petrol engines you can get AMG spec. I couldnt when i ordered mine (this may have changed now). The AMG line versions look so much nicer. I was stuck behind one today and was quite envious!
the C300H may also have a preheat. I am not 100% though.
bmehboob

how did you manage that?!? i never get anywhere near. i normally average … how did you manage that?!? i never get anywhere near. i normally average around 40 on motorways! the one thing i should do is sign up to the charging point scheme to use other ports nationally.



Mainly short distance driving and very rarely motorway. This car is great if you mainly use it in town. Once you hit the motorways it becomes pretty average in terms of fuel consumption

Edited by: "ataripower" 11th May 2017
I will wait for Tesla 3
as RRP is over 41k you will get hit by New road tax rules
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Zameen

as RRP is over 41k you will get hit by New road tax rules


Wasn't aware of that, thought electric was exempt. Makes the case for leasing more attractive.
I have just got one. It is ideal for me because my journey to work is a 14 mile round trip, and I manage to do it all electric. I am usually getting +99.9mpg on a daily basis, and 86mpg as an average over the last 3 weeks. I have done 250 miles, with 200 on electric only. What this means is that the 50 or so miles driven on petrol, the economy was around 20 mpg, however, these were mainly done in sport + mode pushing it, when I was having some fun seeing what it could do. A more representative mpg is probably the delivery mileage which was 140 miles away, and he got 47 mpg for mainly motorway miles, although the delivery driver said he was not driving it particularly efficiently.

Mine is costing me £350/month including vat on a 3+23 lease and this includes road fund tax over the life of the lease. i got the C350e Saloon Sport Premium model.

I'm very happy with it, it a beautiful car, lovely to drive, and has a few driver aids like assisted breaking and haptic accelerator pedal, but must admit I am disappointed with the lower than advertised range - I get 14-15 miles off a full charge, but there is still 22% charge when the 14 miles are complete, and it is still possible to get another 3-4 miles of electric only but only in slow moving traffic. So I am guessing this is where Mercedes get their 19 miles range.

On a full charge on e mode it is still quite nippy, and gets away from the lights quicker than most. Flick it into sport mode and nothing can touch it! The "350" refers to the 3.5 litre engine which is the equivalent power of the 2 litre engine plus the boost it gets from the electric motor. In electric only, on a motorway I can get it up to around 50-60 mph before the petrol engine kicks in, I then push it up to 70-80 mph using petrol then cruise or coast in electric to maintain the speed around 70 mph. I plan to penny pinch on my daily commute, so I can have some fun when I get the chance! The transition between electric and petrol drive is seamless and it only noticeable when the rev counter needle flicks up.

I had a diesel before and was only getting around 45 mpg from that. A friend of mine has a 2 litre petrol BMW and tells me he only gets 33 mpg from that for a similar commute to mine.

I got mine via contracthireandleasing.com/per…ss/ although checking now the best price is around £365. I kept an eye on the prices after I ordered and saw an AMG estate for about £325/month, which I would have gone for if I hadn't already placed the order.

If you are leasing, watch out for the admin fee in the upfront payment, which was £300 for me. I went through Yes Leasing, although the finance was with Mercedes. Also watch out as the road fund tax is over £400 for this model, and not all leasing companies include this in the rental.

I have ordered a charge point from chargedev.co.uk/dom…ion which cost £149 supplied and fitted.

Insurance was £720 for me, but I have no no-claims because I have just come from a company car and had to make a claim a year ago due to car park damage (scraped wheel arch) from an unknown third party.

I would recommend it as a good all rounder which would suit the shorter commute and run around town, but would not recommend it for the long distance motorway driver.

unclecuddles

I have just got one. It is ideal for me because my journey to work is a … I have just got one. It is ideal for me because my journey to work is a 14 mile round trip, and I manage to do it all electric. I am usually getting +99.9mpg on a daily basis, and 86mpg as an average over the last 3 weeks. I have done 250 miles, with 200 on electric only. What this means is that the 50 or so miles driven on petrol, the economy was around 20 mpg, however, these were mainly done in sport + mode pushing it, when I was having some fun seeing what it could do. A more representative mpg is probably the delivery mileage which was 140 miles away, and he got 47 mpg for mainly motorway miles, although the delivery driver said he was not driving it particularly efficiently.Mine is costing me £350/month including vat on a 3+23 lease and this includes road fund tax over the life of the lease. i got the C350e Saloon Sport Premium model.I'm very happy with it, it a beautiful car, lovely to drive, and has a few driver aids like assisted breaking and haptic accelerator pedal, but must admit I am disappointed with the lower than advertised range - I get 14-15 miles off a full charge, but there is still 22% charge when the 14 miles are complete, and it is still possible to get another 3-4 miles of electric only but only in slow moving traffic. So I am guessing this is where Mercedes get their 19 miles range.On a full charge on e mode it is still quite nippy, and gets away from the lights quicker than most. Flick it into sport mode and nothing can touch it! The "350" refers to the 3.5 litre engine which is the equivalent power of the 2 litre engine plus the boost it gets from the electric motor. In electric only, on a motorway I can get it up to around 50-60 mph before the petrol engine kicks in, I then push it up to 70-80 mph using petrol then cruise or coast in electric to maintain the speed around 70 mph. I plan to penny pinch on my daily commute, so I can have some fun when I get the chance! The transition between electric and petrol drive is seamless and it only noticeable when the rev counter needle flicks up.I had a diesel before and was only getting around 45 mpg from that. A friend of mine has a 2 litre petrol BMW and tells me he only gets 33 mpg from that for a similar commute to mine.I got mine via https://www.contracthireandleasing.com/personal/car-leasing/mercedes-benz/c-class/ although checking now the best price is around £365. I kept an eye on the prices after I ordered and saw an AMG estate for about £325/month, which I would have gone for if I hadn't already placed the order.If you are leasing, watch out for the admin fee in the upfront payment, which was £300 for me. I went through Yes Leasing, although the finance was with Mercedes. Also watch out as the road fund tax is over £400 for this model, and not all leasing companies include this in the rental.I have ordered a charge point from https://www.chargedev.co.uk/domestic-application which cost £149 supplied and fitted.Insurance was £720 for me, but I have no no-claims because I have just come from a company car and had to make a claim a year ago due to car park damage (scraped wheel arch) from an unknown third party.I would recommend it as a good all rounder which would suit the shorter commute and run around town, but would not recommend it for the long distance motorway driver.



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beelox

does anyone know if you have to plug this in to take advantage of the … does anyone know if you have to plug this in to take advantage of the electic - or does it charge on the move like the Prius?



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drivethedeal? more like drive the tank.

Not even a deal.

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