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Mercedes-Benz car insurance

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  • The world's oldest car manufacturer
  • Provide engines for several F1 cars
  • Find out information about models including the A-Class, CLS-Class, E-Class, S-Class and more


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A-Class B-Class C-Class CL-Class CLK CLS-Class
E-Class G-Class S-Class SL-Class GL-Class M-Class

The world’s oldest car manufacturer, Mercedes-Benz began with Karl Benz’s creation of the first petrol powered car in 1886 and Daimler and Maybach’s stagecoach conversion in 1901. The brand name Mercedes-Benz was created in 1926 following the creation of the Daimler-Benz company.

Arguably the planet’s foremost manufacturer of luxury cars, Mercedes-Benz is synonymous with quality, engineering perfection and high performance. When you drive such a prestigious car, getting it covered is likely to be at the forefront of your mind.

With Confused.com, you can get a quote for your Mercedes that’s the same as going direct – or cheaper.

Mercedes-Benz insurance groups

When it comes to insurance groups, typically, the higher the number, the more costly your premiums. Other factors, like your age, driving experience and location are also taken into consideration when calculating a quote.

The below tables contain examples of the group range your Mercedes may be included in.

Take a look at our guide on how car insurance is calculated, if you'd like more information.

Mercedes-Benz A-Class

The A-Class is a very safe vehicle with safety equipment including PRE-SAFE technology that determines whether a collision is imminent, taking the slack out of seatbelts, closing electric windows and adjusting seating positions to maximise protection. These factors could contribute towards an insurer's decision on determining the overall premium cost. 

Specification (13 on) Engine capacity group Range*
Tax bracket range
Standard trim 1.5 - 2.0
18
D
Engineered by AMG
1.5 - 2.0 34
F
AMG Sport
1.5 - 2.0 16 - 33
B - F
SE
1.5 - 2.0 15 - 18
A - D
Sport
1.5 - 2.0 15 - 23
C - E

Mercedes-Benz B-Class

The B-Class is jam-packed with safety features and has earned 5 stars in the Euro NCAP. As shown in the table below it typically has a lower group range when compared with other motors.

Due to its low emissions the tax could be cheaper when compared with more 'thirsty' cars. 

Specification (05 - 11)
group Range*
Tax bracket range
Standard trim
11 - 15 F - H
SE
13 - 21 E - H
Turbo
17 - 25 J
Sport
13 - 21 E - I

Specification (12 on)
group Range*
Tax bracket range
SE 15 - 21 B - E
Sport 15 - 25
C - F

Mercedes-Benz C-Class

This stylish executive saloon offers comfort, safety and a range of engine sizes to suit many driving styles. The reliability index scores the newer models to be quite reliable when compared with the average car. 

Saloon (07 - 14)
group Range* Tax bracket range
SE Edition 125 30 - 34
C - G
Elegance Edition 125 30 - 39
D - G
Sport Edition 125 30 - 40
E - H
AMG Sport Plus 31 - 42
E - G
SE 30 - 34
C - K
Executive SE 28 - 34
B - G
AMG Sport 29 - 41
D - G
Elegance 30 - 39
D - L
Sport 27 - 40
E - M

Saloon (14 on)
group Range*
Tax bracket range
Executive SE 28 - 32
B - E
AMG Sport Edition 33 - 39
D - E

Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

The Mercedes CL-Class was designed to be a pleasure and a thrill to drive while maintaining the brand’s standards for luxury, style and comfort, and is considered by most to have been a great success.

It is among the top in the Mercedes-Benz range, with few drawbacks, until you look into running costs. 

CL-Class Generation
Engine Capacity
Group Range*
Tax Bracket Range
CL-Class (00 - 05) 5.0 - 6.3
50
K
CL-Class (07 on) 4.7 - 6.0
50
L - M

Mercedes-Benz CLK

With no diesel engine available for the CLK, you may not be spoilt for choice, also it can be quite an expensive car to run. The reliability index gives the CLK a low score, this takes into account the frequency of failures and the cost of repairs to a vehicle. The index shows that it is common for the CLK to have electrical problems.

Cabriolet (98 - 03)
Group Range*
Tax bracket range
Sport 37
K
Avantgarde 31 - 38
K
Elegance 31 - 38
K
Final Edition 31 - 41
K

Cabriolet (03 - 09)
group Range*
Tax bracket range
Elegance 38 - 47
L - M
Avantgarde 38 - 47
L - M
Sport 38 - 47
L - M

Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

The Mercedes CLS-Class is another executive class car from Germany and, in line with the high standards of the Mercedes brand, is packed full of equipment to match its high-performance engines.

The CLS-Class is one of the top models in the Mercedes range, meaning it can be rather expensive to insure.

Specification
Engine capacity
group Range*
Tax bracket Range
CLS AMG (05 - 10) 3.4 - 5.0
50
M
CLS AMG (11 on) 3.4 - 5.0
50
L
CLS Coupe (05 - 10) 3.4 - 5.0
43 - 48
J - M
CLS Coupe (11 on) 3.4 - 5.0
43 - 47
E - K
CLS Shooting Brake (12 on) 3.4 - 5.0
43 - 47
E - G

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes have produced another very safe vehicle, they earned a five-star rating for the E-Class in the Euro NCAP safety test. The Euro New Car Assessment Programme is a European safety testing initiative which is based in Brussels and was founded in 1977, it's backed by the European commission and motoring organisations in every EU country.

The E-class is spacious and with good handling, you can also be spoilt for choice as it also offers a wide range of engine sizes to suit your driving. 

Estate (03 - 08)
MPG
Group Range*
Tax bracket range
Elegance 23 - 38
32 - 42
J - M
Classic 25 - 37
32 - 37
J - L
Avantgarde 25 - 39
32 - 46
J - L
Sport 23 - 37
32 - 42
K - M

Estate (10 on)
MPG
group Range*
Tax bracket range
Standard trim 62
40
Unavailable
SE Edition 125 36 - 53
32 - 37
E - I
Avantgarde Edition 125 25 - 54
32 - 42
E - K
Sport Edition 125 32 - 54
32 - 42
F - M
Avantgarde 31 - 53
32 - 42
E - M
SE 34 - 54
32 - 38
E - J
Sport 25 - 51
32 - 42
F - M
Executive SE 53 - 54
33
E - F
AMG Sport
45 - 62
35 - 44
E - G

Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The G-Class is a tough off-roader with a large engine, which means that it tends to have a higher typical group. The added power of this 4x4 could also mean a more expensive repair bill if you have an accident.

If you decide to take your G-Class off-road, there may be an increased risk of accident, which could affect the your premium. It might be worth looking at our page on 4x4 insurance for more information. 

Specification
group Range*
Tax Bracket Range
AMG 37
M

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The Mercedes S-Class might look like a luxury cruiser built for comfort, but with engines that reach almost 600bhp, it's also a powerful performer with few comparable competitors in its class.

It was designed to excel on certain sections of the German autobahn network where there is no speed limit, so that it could maintain consistent stability and performance at very high speeds, which would often strain other vehicles.

Performance engines, luxury interiors and innovative technologies help make the S-Class a market-leader, but can also contribute to high premiums, because of the associated risks involved with them. 

S-Class Generation
Engine Capacity
group Range*
Tax bracket range
W140 (91 - 99) 2.8 - 6.0
40 - 50
Unavailable
W220 (99 - 05) 2.8 - 6.0
40 - 50
K
W221 (06 - 13) 2.1 - 6.2
46 - 50
G - M
W222 (13 on) 2.1 - 6.2
49 - 50
F - K
 AMG (07 - 13) 5.5 - 6.2
50
L - M
AMG (13 on)
5.5
50
L

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

The SL-Class is a thirsty motor, which is typical of high-end performance cars. Insuring expensive cars with powerful engines tends to cost more when compared to other motors.

As you can see in the tables below - the SL-Class sits within a typically high group range. 

SL-Class (89 - 02)
MPG
Group Range*
Tax bracket range
Standard trim 18 - 25
47 - 50
K
AMG 17 50
Unavailable
Designo Alanite 24 - 25
47 - 48
K
Designo Almandite 24 - 25
47 - 48
K
Edition 22 - 24
47 - 48
K
Limited Edition Unavailable
48 - 50
Unavailable
Silver Arrow 22
50
K

SL-Class (02 - 11)
MPG
Group Range*
Tax Bracket Range
Standard Trim 19 - 30
50
K - M
Sport Edition 23 - 27
50
L - M
Night Edition 24 - 29
50
L - M

Mercedes-Benz GL-Class

The Mercedes GL-Class is a 4x4 with seven seats and larger than most competition. The Reliability Index rates the GL-Class as poor, and like most larger vehicles, it can be quite 'thirsty' with low green credentials.

The GL-Class has the highest typical grouping (48-50), which means that premiums could be more expensive. This makes it worth considering shopping around for our best price. 

GL-Class (06 - 12)
Group Range*
Tax bracket range
Standard trim
48 - 50
L - M
Sport
48 - 50
M

GL-Class (13 on)
group Range*
Tax bracket range
AMG Sport
49
K

Gl-Class AMG (13 on)
Group Range*
Tax bracket range
AMG 50
M

Mercedes-Benz M-Class

The M-Class is a powerful beast. Although it's built to withstand harsh terrains, the newer models come with better on-road handling and are packed with safety equipment and enough space to 'swing a cat'.

It's worth remembering that motors like this do tend to get a little thirsty, which can make it expensive to run. 

M-Class (05 - 11)
Group Range*
Tax bracket range
Standard Trim
38 - 40
G - J
Edition S
38
G - J
SE
38 - 50
G - J
Sport
38 - 50
G - J
Edition 10
38
G - J
Grand Edition
43 - 44
G - J

M-Class (12 on)
Group Range*
Tax bracket range
Sport
38 - 42
G - J
Special Edition
37 - 42
G - J
AMG Sport
38 - 43
G - J
SE
38 - 43
G - J

*Information sourced from Parkers.co.uk

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Mercedes-Benz cars: did you know?

  • Established - 1886
  • Founder - Karl Benz
  • Headquarters - Stuttgart, Germany

Mercedes is owned by Daimler and supplies the cars for the Mercedes GP Formula 1 team. Their engines can be found in several Formula 1 cars and throughout the motorsport world. They also build the Popemobile.

Mercedes-Benz has a museum in Brooklands, Surrey called Mercedes-Benz World. Not only does it cover the history of the motor car and the Mercedes-Benz's important role in it, but there are driving experiences, exhibitions and other facilities to entertain everyone from the smallest child to the biggest Merc fan.