Mercedes-Benz car insurance

Mercedes is one of the most popular and famous car brands in the world. Their models range from suitable family cars, all the way to luxury, high performing sports models. Whichever model you own we can help find you a car insurance policy to suit your needs. 

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How much does a Mercedes-Benz cost to insure?

The cost of Mercedes-Benz insurance depends on lots of different factors. To start with, all insurers place cars into insurance groups depending on their features. They look at things like the value and age of a car and how powerful it is.

There are 50 different insurance groups. The cheapest will have a lower number and the most expensive including cars like those from Mercedes, BMW and Audi will be nearer to 50.

Lots of other factors including the age, address and profession of the main driver and the make, age and model of the Mercedes will also be factored in when an insurer calculates the cost.

Therefore, before you splash out on a new car, whether that's a Mercedes EQS or an A-class, it’s important to make sure you can afford the insurance. Don’t forget to factor in the running costs including petrol, road tax and parking fees if they apply.

To give you a rough idea of the kind of price* you might be faced with, we’ve picked out a few examples below of the cost of insurance for some of the most popular models of Mercedes-Benz.

The actual price you pay will depend on lots of factors, but these examples are from quotes carried out on

It’s always worth comparing the cost of car insurance before you buy to make sure you’re choosing the right policy at the best price. Make sure you read the terms and conditions and check out customer reviews of the insurer before you sign on the dotted line.

*These prices are an average based on the model, and all our customer quotes from 15/10/2022 – 15/01/2023. This includes different locations, driving background and other factors. Your own quote could be cheaper or more expensive depending on your personal circumstances.

Mercedes A-Class

The A-Class was one of Britain's best-selling new cars in 2021, according to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The compact hatchback is the smallest and cheapest car from Mercedes and it's also been picked by Auto Express as one of the top 10 hatchbacks to buy in 2023.

Average insurance premiums for one of the most popular models in the A-Class, the A180 CDI BlueEfficiency Sport, are £1,004*.

Mercedes C-class

The C-Class has been around since 1993 and is one of Mercedes-Benz’s most popular models.

Between 2014 and 2021, 2.5 million were sold globally. The latest generation of models was launched in 2021, all with electrified engines either as plug-in hybrids or mild hybrids.

There’s a lot of options to choose from from petrol, diesel, hybrid or plug-in hybrid to a saloon or an estate, and on-the-road prices start at £44,600 for a new car.

For C-Class cars, our customers paid an average insurance price of £1,002* for the C220d AMG Line edition while the Premium edition of the same vehicle costs £1,035*.

Mercedes E-class

You can choose from a saloon, estate, coupe or cabriolet with the E-Class, depending on the type of car you want and how much money you want to spend on it.

Prices start from £32,510 and the ‘E’ stands for Einspritzmotor, or 'fuel-injected engine' in English.

If you’re eyeing up an E-Class, the popular E220d AMG Line can be insured for an average of £1,015*, while the E220d SE is going to set you back around £833* per year.

Mercedes SLK-class

Another popular model from Mercedes is the SLK-Class. These cars are compact luxury roadsters and were first available in 1996.

SLK stands for Sportlich, Leicht and Kurz. Or sporty, lightweight, and short when translated into English.

Insurance for the SLK, the popular roadster, is pretty reasonable compared to other Mercedes. The SLK250 AMG CDI Sport will cost you around £330*, while a droptop SLK200K 163bhp convertible will cost an average of £355*.

Mercedes S-class

The S-Class is a flagship Mercedes-Benz model and the seventh version of this classic car.

First produced in 1972 and originally called the Sonderklasse, or special class, it's one of the most luxurious cars from the German car company.

Anti-lock brakes, which don’t lock up under full pressure, were invented for the S-Class. The latest version of this deluxe car starts at £84,360.

If it’s the S-Class you’re considering, an S320 is likely to set you back in the region of £744* in insurance costs each year.

Mercedes-Benz SUVs

Mercedes GLA

As a compact SUV, the Mercedes GLA is a popular choice for families and last year was voted as the 'small premium SUV' of the year by Auto Express.

It first went on sale in November 2013 and has proved popular ever since.

There's a lot of flexibility too and you can choose from several styles, fuel types, and sizes. There's a petrol and diesel option but also a plug-in hybrid version on offer.

It'll cost an average of £702* per year to insure the Mercedes GLA 180 Urban Edition.

Mercedes GLE

The Mercedes GLE first went on sale in 2014 and is due an upgrade this year.

It's a popular model and prices start at £67,865. It is a seven seater, so ideal for families, and rivals similar premium SUVs from BMW and Volvo.

If you choose the popular Mercedes GLE 250d AMG Line Premium, average insurance costs are £863*.

Mercedes-Benz history and facts

If you’re after an instantly recognisable car, you can’t go wrong with a Mercedes-Benz - if you’ve got the budget for one.

The company, with its three-pointed star symbol, is well known for producing luxurious cars that come with a high price tag, from Formula One models to everyday cars you see on the road including the Mercedes GLA and GLE.

Its motto is ‘The Best or Nothing’ and this is encompassed in the quality and design of the cars, and the price tag.

The first petrol-powered car was produced by Karl Benz in 1886 and it is the oldest automotive brand still around today.

It was patented in 1886 and first marketed in 1901 by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft, which is also known for creating the first motorcycle in 1885.

After the First World War, the two men formed a new partnership and in 1926 the first Mercedes-Benz cars were produced.

In 1958 it began selling its cars in America. In 1995 it created the first autonomous car, the W140 S-Class, which drove along the Autobahn in Germany on its own, fuelled using microprocessors.

Since then it has produced several well-known classic cars, has factories all over the world, and has moved into the electric car market.

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