Best Luxury and Premium Hybrid Cars

19th Feb 2024

By Kenny Longdon

What are the different types of hybrid cars available?

With electric cars becoming more and more popular, hybrid vehicles have followed suit as well, being perfect solutions for those who want the benefits of electric assistance whilst also not parting ways with the internal combustion engine fully.

There is actually a trio of different hybrid types, and they are:

  • MHEV (Mild Hybrid Vehicle) - Uses the engine as the main power source, with assistance from an electric motor; does not require plugging in to charge
  • HEVs (Hybrid Vehicle) - Again, uses the engine as the main power source, only the car can run on full electric for short distances and does not need plugging in
  • PHEVs (Plug-in Hybrid Vehicle) - Uses the engine as main power source, but can travel much further than a hybrid, offering a greater range, and therefore requires plugging-in to recharge

Discover a mix of our favourite luxury hybrid vehicles below:


Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The trailblazing luxury car. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has often been the first car to feature state-of-the-art technology for multiple generations, setting the standard for many cars to follow. It is also one of the most unostentatious luxury cars out there, showcasing subtle class, and one of those cars that 'if you know, you know.'

Being an S-Class, the interior cocoons driver and passengers with quality materials, and a striking digital vibe that can be seen in all new Mercedes-Benz models of this ilk.

With up to 67 miles possible in the plug-in hybrid S 580 e version, you can effortlessly waft around, or be chauffeured as the S-Class is a favourite amongst those who like to be driven. There is also 4MATIC all-wheel drive, ensuring enhanced traction and safety no matter the weather.

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BMW 7 Series

BMW M760e

Naturally, there is a BMW alternative to the S-Class, and that comes in the form of the ultra-luxurious BMW 7 Series.

Externally, the BMW is a much more ostentatious design, with its large front grille and road presence. Just like the Mercedes-Benz mentioned previously, the BMW 7 Series is also popular for chauffeuring.

The M760e takes its dynamic styling details from BMW M, which gives clues to its fine performance. It can go up to 47 miles in electric mode, but if you do like to be chauffeured in your 7 Series, your driver will be able to get shifting rather easily thanks for 0 to 62mph happening in just 3.7 seconds.

And with a striking widescreen that folds down from the roof for the enjoyment of the rear seat passengers, it certainly goes all out to get one over on its competition.

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Land Rover Range Rover

Range Rover Side

Land Rover Range Rover

SUVs continue to be ultra popular, and if you want one of the most luxurious, then the iconic Range Rover is a textbook answer.

It has the uncanny ability to offer first class ride comfort and luxury on-road, as well as being excellent off-road too.

The commanding driving position, ultra-luxurious material choice, cutting-edge technology and the Range Rover's luxury appeal each ensure this SUV continues to be the text book answer for those looking for the definitive luxury car, that can also go off-road if needed.

With the plug-in hybrid P440e good for up to 70 miles of electric range, the iconic Range Rover is a fine example of hybrid luxury.

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Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid

Porsche Panamera Turbo E-Hybrid

If you want something a little more dynamic, then a Porsche is sure to fill the brief well. With the BMW being the most dynamic up to now, the Panamera takes it to the next level, as you would expect from a Porsche model.

Performance, then, is nothing short of incredible, especially with the Turbo E-Hybrid version, which not only can go from 0 to 62mph in just 3.2 seconds, but also offers up to 56 miles of electric range.

Being a Porsche, the feel is properly dynamic, and it hides its large proportions well. Alternatively, if you want a fully electric Porsche, then the Panamera's sibling, the Taycan, is sure to reset what you know about electric cars.

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Audi A8

Audi A8

Where there is a BMW and Mercedes-Benz, there is usually an Audi alternative, too.

So here it is, the dependable Audi A8. Arguably even more reserved than the S-Class, the Audi A8 takes a similar approach of offering a subtle yet first class experience if you want a car ideal for chauffeuring, with the classier and elegant digital vibe this era of Audi offers.

The TFSI e version offers up to 38 miles of range, whilst offering plenty of performance, with 0 to 62mph in 4.9 seconds.

If you like a more traditional interior too, the Audi A8 could be the one, as it does feature a fully-digital cluster, but it is housed in a classic dashboard layout, unlike the Mercedes and BMW mentioned previously with their screens seemingly floating on the dahsboard.

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We have multiple hybrid vehicles, both new and used amongst our inventory.

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