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The most fuel efficient Mercedes-Benz models

While Mercedes-Benz vehicles are well known for providing a supreme driving experience, this performance and comfort doesn’t have to come at the cost of high fuel consumption.

The German manufacturer have made great strides in expanding their electric line-up, but if you’re not quite ready to make the switch to an EV, there are still some incredibly efficient options that can go the distance for you.

Here are five of the most fuel-efficient petrol or diesel-fuelled Mercedes-Benz models. All of these models are available as a Mercedes business lease from Carparison.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The C-Class blends an impressive combination of efficiency and power, making it one of the most economical executive cars available on the market.

The standard diesel model of the C-Class Saloon returns between 58.9 and 62.8 mpg and reaches 62mph from stationary in as little as 7.4 seconds. The petrol model has an economy of  between 41.5 and 44.1 mpg and achieves 0-62mph in just 7.5 seconds.

Beyond these traditional variants, the C 300 e utilises hybrid technology to achieve even more impressive fuel economy.

With this kind of performance and efficiency, in addition to in-car technologies to make travelling as luxurious as possible, a Mercedes C-Class lease offers tremendous value for money.

Mercedes-Benz GLA driving on road

The Mercedes-Benz GLA

The Mercedes GLA is a compact SUV that offers high efficiency compared to other vehicles of a similar size and performance, with the GLA 200 d returning between 57.7 and 61.4 mpg.

However, this efficiency doesn’t come at the cost of speed or agility: the GLA utilises its four-cylinder engine to provide power when you need it, with 4MATIC four-wheel drive to tackle challenging terrain.

If you’re looking for a sporty yet comfortable all-purpose vehicle that won’t burn through your fuel budget, the GLA is an ideal choice for your next Mercedes lease. In hybrid form, the GLA 250e offers a WLTP electric range of up to 48 miles and a miles per gallon of 217.3 - 256.8. 

Mercedes-Benz CLA driving

The Mercedes-Benz CLA

The CLA is a dynamic and stylish coupe that doesn’t compromise when it comes to fuel economy or performance, delivering up to 61.4-65.7 mpg.

To match its striking and aerodynamic exterior, the CLA contains onboard technology to make your journey as comfortable as possible. 

The Mercedes-Benz CLA is available as a hybrid in the form of the CLA 250 e Coupe or Shooting Brake. Enjoy 40 miles of electric-only driving and achieve a full charge in just under two hours if you use a 7.4 kW AC charging station. You also get an mpg of between 256.8 and 313.9. 

The CLA is the perfect option if you're looking at business car leasing and want a luxurious vehicle with plenty of performance and efficiency too.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class parked by grass bank

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The E-Class offers excellent performance and a truly iconic style, with efficiency to match. There is an extensive range of E-Class models, to match different personal tastes and requirements.

To take one example, the E-Class Saloon 220 d returns up to 54.3-58.9 mpg while still delivering an impressive level of performance. In addition to distinctive exterior styling, the interior features high-quality materials for a premium feel and uncompromised comfort.

If you take out a Mercedes E-Class lease deal with Carparison, you have the choice of both petrol and diesel plug-in hybrid variants. Both the E 300 e and the 300 de combine conventional internal combustion engines with a compact battery and an electric motor.

On these models, Mercedes claim a triple-digit fuel economy, low CO2 emissions and over 30 miles of pure-electric power. With a range of available onboard technologies too, the E-Class shouldn’t be underestimated and needs to be considered for your next business car lease.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class Saloon

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The A-Class is a powerful yet efficient compact car and has been a popular choice for nearly 20 years. With a range of variants to cater for individual needs, it isn’t difficult to understand why.

In addition to impressive performance, the A-Class features some of the best safety and assistance systems available, so it’s both safe and fun to drive.

Whether you choose a Hatchback or Saloon, there’s no doubt that a Mercedes A-Class lease is a sensible choice if you’re looking for a good combination of performance, safety and efficiency. The A 200 d Hatchback offers an estimated 62.8-68.9 mpg.

Now also available as a hybrid with the A 250 e in both Hatchback and Saloon, your Mercedes-Benz A-Class could therefore offer up to 44 miles of pure electric range, making it ideal if you're looking for your next company car and not wanting to go green yet. 

Some of the most economical Mercedes cars

  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class diesel: up to 62.8 mpg
  • Mercedes-Benz GLA diesel: up to 61.4 mpg
  • Mercedes-Benz CLA diesel: up to 65.7 mpg
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class diesel: up to 58.9 mpg
  • Mercedes-Benz A-Class diesel: up to 68.9 mpg
  • Mercedes-Benz GLB diesel: up to 50.4 mpg
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE diesel: up to 39.8 mpg
  • Meredes-Benz B-Class diesel: up to 55.4 mpg

Take a look at our range of Mercedes-Benz vans or commercial vehicles at Vanparison too.

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