Yes everyone, Driven Web Series is back, powered by Petronas Primax! For the 2017 season premiere, we’re looking at the latest pair of plug-in hybrid compact execs, the F30 BMW 330e and the W205 Mercedes-Benz C 350e. To make it even more interesting, we’ve brought along what we think is a great budget alternative, the B8 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI.

Prices range from RM200k for the Passat to just under RM300k for the C-Class, with the BMW slotting in neatly in the middle at RM250k. Can the plug-in hybrid pair justify their price premiums? Well, find out in this in-depth comparison video.

The electrified sedans sure boast impressive numbers: 279 hp and 600 Nm for the Mercedes and 252 hp and 420 Nm for the BMW. This episode features a drag race to see just how far ahead the plug-in hybrid models are compared to the petrol-only Volkswagen, with its measly 217 hp and 350 Nm.

Too add to that, we also race the C 350e against the 245 hp/370 Nm C 300, so see just how much extra performance electrification brings to the table. As usual, we also carry out our fuel economy test, comparing all four models.

Everything considered, which one is the one you should buy? Spare a few minutes to watch this new episode of Driven Web Series :)

GALLERY: F30 BMW 330e Sport

GALLERY: W205 Mercedes-Benz C 350e Avantgarde with AMG Line interior

GALLERY: B8 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI Highline