New Mercedes-Benz B250e Plug-In Hybrid Priced At Just Over £35,000 In UK

The plug-in hybrid will do up to 42 miles on electricity alone.

Mercedes-Benz’s new B-Class plug-in hybrid has gone on sale in the UK with prices starting at just over £35,000. Dubbed the B 250e, the newcomer pairs a 1.3-liter gas engine with a 10.6 kWh battery and an electric motor, giving it an all-electric, zero-emission range of up to 42 miles.

According to the official WLTP emissions test, the B 250e is good for 235.4 mpg and CO2 emissions of 27 grams per kilometer. Crucially, that means company car drivers will pay six percent Benefit-in-Kind tax, which equates to £12 per month for those paying 20 percent income tax.

But as well as all this economy, the B 250e will also provide a dollop of performance. The petrol engine boasts 156 bhp, while the electric motor manages 100 bhp all on its own. Combine the two and the B 250e can get from a standstill to 62 mph in less than seven seconds – a time that’s seriously close to hot hatchback territory.

In the UK, three trim levels will be available, with the AMG Line Executive model marking the entry point. At £35,280, that car will come with climate control, 18-inch alloys and part-leather upholstery. A 10.25-inch multimedia screen houses the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration systems, while heated seats, wireless charging and privacy glass are all included, too.