The 10 most fuel efficient new cars on sale in the UK

New research names the 10 new models with the best fuel economy as petrol prices reach new record levels

Buying a new car isn’t a cheap option but if you’re in the market for new wheels, it’s worth knowing which will return the best MPG to save money in the long run.

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Now, new research has identified the most fuel efficient new cars on sale in the UK as well as the most economical models from every major car brand.

The What Car? list has named the Mercedes-Benz C300e as the most economical car in the country, with the plug-in hybrid returning an official 470.8mpg.

The Mercedes-Benz C300e has an official fuel economy of 470 miles per gallon

PHEV cars offer staggering official economy figures thanks to the way they are lab tested. Real-world drivers rarely achieve the official figures, even with regular charging of the batteries, but the figures give an indication of how different models compare.

PHEVs ’electric-only ranges have also improved in recent years, with the C300e capable of up to 62 miles on a charge and the Volvo able to do up to 52 miles on battery power alone.

What Car? editor Steve Huntingford said: “Given the rising cost of living, things like fuel economy are an increasingly important consideration for car buyers.

“The good news is modern PHEVs, in particular, are capable of incredible efficiency if you do mostly short journeys and plug them in regularly.”

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