Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) has issued a statement announcing the Hybrid Battery Extended Warranty programme. Customers are now able to extend the battery warranty for the Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid and S 400 h for an additional 4 years, for just RM2,688. The Hybrid Battery Extended Warranty provides 100% coverage for the repair or replacement of the hybrid battery, now for up to 8 years or 180,000 km — whichever comes first.
This announcement is undoubtedly due to a viral image which was shared on social media which showed a receipt with an astounding RM120,000 to replace the hybrid battery in an E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid vehicle. MBM has also gone on to restructure the pricing for the battery replacements — RM50,000 for the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid and RM65,000 for the S 400 h hybrid battery.
The Hybrid Battery Extended Warranty programme does not cover plug-in hybrids in the Mercedes-Benz line-up, such as the C 350 e and E 350 e. The batteries in the two cars have a separate 6 year/100,000 km warranty.