Welcome to the Mercedes-Benz news page! We're excited to announce the latest change in the petrol industry: the introduction of E10 fuel. E10 is a new petrol blend that contains up to 10% renewable ethanol and is being rolled out across the UK to help reduce carbon emissions. However, it's important to note that some older vehicles may not be compatible with E10 fuel. If your car was made before 2002, it's best to stick with E5 petrol. Additionally, some high-performance and classic cars may not be compatible with E5 petrol either, so be sure to check your owner's manual or contact a Mercedes-Benz service expert to confirm which fuel is best for your vehicle.

Does the new E10 petrol change affect you?

From September 2021, standard petrol is changing in Great Britain. E10 petrol, a more sustainable type of petrol will be available as the default choice at fuel stations across the country.

What is E10 petrol?

E10 petrol contains up to 10% renewable ethanol, which will help to reduce CO2 emissions associated with petrol vehicles. Currently, the standard petrol in the UK is E5 which contains up to 5% renewable ethanol.

E10 is already widely used around the world including across Europe, the USA and Australia. It has also been the fuel vehicle manufacturers have referenced to when testing for emissions and performance since 2016.

Is your car compatible?


E10 is cleared for use in the majority of Mercedes-Benz vehicles with petrol engines. However this does not include:

  • First generation direct injection C200 CGI (W203), CLK 200 CGI series (C209) of the years 2002 – 2005;
  • Models not equipped with three-way catalysts, models retrofitted with three-way catalysts or produced with a carburettor. These are mainly vehicles more than 25 years old.


  • E10 petrol is cleared for use in all petrol engine smart vehicles.

What should you do if your car is not compatible with E10 petrol?

If your car is not compatible with E10 petrol, you should continue to use E5 petrol in the ‘super’ grade (97+ octane), which will remain available at many larger filling stations. Make sure you check the label before you fill up.

Where can I find more information?

To check if your car is compatible or for more information on the change to E10 petrol please click here to visit the GOV.UK information page.

If you have a query regarding the E10 petrol change then please contact us on the form below and member of our team will be in touch to help you.

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