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At a recent press conference, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia’s vice president of marketing, Mark Raine, announced that up to 2,000 units of the locally-assembled E-Class E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid have been successfully delivered to Malaysian customers throughout 2015 alone.

The diesel-hybrid E-Class in question made its local debut earlier this year at the price of RM348,888, which instantly made it the most affordable brand-new E-Class available in the country, thanks to the government’s excise duty exemptions for CKD hybrids.

Later in April and in conjunction with the nation’s implementation of the goods and services tax (GST), the well-equipped E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid was on the receiving end of a significant RM10,000 price reduction, lowering its price point further to RM338,888.

Since then, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia announced in June that the hot-selling E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid is available for purchase under its Agility Financing Plan, which would have encouraged sales of the hybrid vehicle even further.

E 300 Bluetec Hybrid KL-BKK 2

In May, we were invited to take part in an eco-drive challenge with the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid, seeing if we could manage driving from Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok on a single tank of diesel. Our esteemed colleague Anthony was the man at the wheel, and you can read all about his adventure here.

Moving away from the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid, Raine also commented that the company’s production facility in Pekan, Pahang, which currently assembles several variants of the C-, E- and S-Class models, has managed to produce approximately 7,000 passenger vehicles throughout 2015.

Clearly, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is enjoying a highly-successful and record-breaking year thus far, having sold a total of 8,196 vehicles as of September 2015, surpassing its total sales volume throughout 2014 by up to 70% (4,817 sold in 2014) at the point of its third quarter performance update.

The company’s new president and CEO, Dr. Claus Weidner, said then, “we are moving from strength to strength and have certainly topped historical sales figures for Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.The three consecutive four-digit sales figures in the third quarter of 2015 is a welcomed addition to our string of record quarters.”