Mercedes is one of the few manufacturers who still wants t have a diesel hybrid propulsion in its range. He recently unveiled The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 de plug-in hybrid who has now been added to the GLE SUV line-up, with prices starting from £61,360 for the AMG Line equipment line. AMG Line Premium will cost £64,860, and AMG Line Premium Plus is available from £68,360.

The GLE 350 de features a 2.0-litre diesel engine which generates 194 hp and 400 Nm, paired with a 31.2 kWh battery which adds an additional 136 hp and 440 Nm to the car’s overall output. The GLE 350 de has an all-electric range of 66 miles, meaning it can achieve up to 256.8 mpg on the combined cycle and emits just 29 g/km of CO2.

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A 7.4 kW combined on-board charger comes as standard, allowing the battery to charge from 10 to 100 per cent in 3.25 hours.

AMG Line models come as standard with 20-inch alloy wheels; Adaptive Highbeam Assist; LED high performance headlights; DAB digital radio; heated front seats; ambient lighting with a choice of 64 colours; MBUX multimedia system; 12.3-inch digital cockpit display; Traffic Sign Assist; and wireless charging.

AMG Line Premium, which costs £64,860, adds Multibeam LED headlights; Memory package, including electrically adjustable front seats and steering wheel; Parking package with 360 degree camera; and MBUX augmented reality for navigation.