Mercedes-Benz is expanding its line of hybrids in Europe with the launch of the new GLC 300 e 4MATIC, which is now on sale in both SUV and Coupé body styles. Prices start from £49,687 for the GLC 300 e AMG Line, and £52,562 for the GLC 300 e Coupé.

The GLC 300 e features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine paired with a 13.5 kWh battery. The combustion engine can produce 155 hp and 350 Nm, while the electric motor adds an additional 122 hp and 700 Nm.

The battery gives an all-electric range of 29 miles (NEDC), while delivering up to 117.7 mpg and emitting just 54 g/km of CO2.

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The 13.5 kW battery and 7.4kw on-board charger means the GLC 300 e can be charged via a 7.4 kW wallbox in under two hours.

A 9G-TRONIC PLUS nine-speed automatic transmission comes as standard, and there are four model lines available.

AMG Line models come as standard with 19-inch AMG five-twin-spoke alloy wheels; MBUX infotainment system; sports steering wheel in black Nappa leather; AMG bodystyling; and AMG sports seats in Artico man-made leather upholstery.

For an additional £3,500, AMG Line Premium models include 20-inch mult-spoke alloys; Multibeam LED headlights; 12.3-inch digital cockpit display; ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours; augmented reality for navigation; Mercedes-Benz sound system; AMG sports seats in leather; smartphone integration, including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; and wireless charging for compatible smartphones.

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