German manufacturer Mercedes-Benz is known for producing luxury cars and commercial vehicles.

 Today, the Mercedes range spans from subcompact vehicles like the A-Class and C-Class, to the GLS SUV and luxury X-Class pickup.

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Three facts about Mercedes

  • Mercedes and its predecessor companies are responsible for pioneering many features of cars as we know them today, including brakes on all wheels in 1924*, crumple zones in 1951, and seat belts with pre-tensioners in 1981^.
  • The manufacturer was the largest seller of luxury vehicles in the world in 2018, with 2.31 million cars sold**.
  • By 2022, Mercedes plans to offer a fully electric or hybrid version of every model they currently have on the market^^.
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Did you know?

Mercedes’ famous three-pointed star logo symbolises its founder’s aims for the motorization of land, water and the air.†

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Looking for Mercedes car insurance?

At Ageas, we’re delighted to provide our comprehensive car insurance to UK drivers.

With our insurance, you get full peace of mind thanks to our comprehensive cover, which includes a lifetime guarantee on the workmanship of repairs carried out at our approved garages, for as long as you own the car.‡ You can also customise your policy to suit your needs thanks to the host of optional extras we offer, including things like key protection cover and breakdown cover.

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See how Ageas can help with your Mercedes car insurance when you start your car insurance quote today.

Insurance groups and tax bands for Mercedes models

How much you’re likely to be quoted for your car insurance depends on several factors. While each insurer will have their own criteria, you can expect things like your age and where you live to be taken into account. The car you’d like covered will also be a factor, and some insurers may consider your vehicle’s insurance group. Insurance groups are bandings running from 1-50 which aim to indicate the costs and risks associated with every model of car, and drivers of vehicles in the higher groups may find they’re quoted higher premiums.

Another banding system to get familiar with is that used for Vehicle Excise Duty, also known as road tax. While this is now charged at a flat rate for new vehicles, if it’s the first year the car has been registered, the amount owed will depend on its CO2 emissions.

Insurance groups and tax bands for a few Mercedes models include:

Model Insurance Group Tax Band
Mercedes A Class Hatchback A180 SE 1.3l Automatic 134bhp 19 H
Mercedes B Class B180 Sport d 1.5l Automatic 114bhp 15 G
Mercedes C Class Coupe AMG C63 4.0l Automatic 469bhp 47 L
Mercedes C Class Estate C200 Sport 1.5l Automatic 181bhp 33 G
Mercedes CLA Class 250 AMG Line 2.0l Automatic 221bhp 35 G
Mercedes E Class Saloon E200 AMG Line 2.0l Automatic 181bhp 33 H
Mercedes GLA Class 200 Sport 1.3l Automatic 161bhp 29 H
Mercedes GLC Class 220 4MATIC Sport d 2.0l Automatic 192bhp 31 I


We aim to provide our comprehensive cover to as many drivers as possible. But we can’t guarantee a policy for every driver and every car, and this may include some models and variants of Mercedes vehicles.

We will determine if we can provide you with a quote based on a number of factors that include your car and your personal circumstances.