2013 Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid review and pictures

Posted on Sunday, 19 August 2012 , 16:08:07 byEmil

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Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz revealed the E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid at the beginning of this year and together with it also presented the E 400 Hybrid. This last one is available for purchase now on the North American market, so the ones interested should get all the information they need. The carmaker established a starting price of $ 55.800. Under the hood, the Mercedes-Benz E 400 Hybrid hides a V6 gasoline engine capable of developing 302 horsepower and 273 lb. ft. of torque. This is not all. The new German model also receives power from a 20 kW electric motor. To be more precise, the gasoline engine is capable producing another 184 lb .ft. of torque. When it comes to fuel consumption, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz E 400 Hybrid reaches 24 mpg in the city, 31 mpg on the highway and in the combined cycle, 27 mpg.

The output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 130 mph. Unfortunately for the ones interested in a wagon version of the E 400 Hybrid, the carmaker also offers it as a sedan, unlike the Mercedes-Benz E 300 BlueTEC Hybrid which is available both as a wagon and sedan. When it comes to pricing, the buyers should know that the model is actually a bit cheaper than two of its most feared rival, the Lexus GS 450h priced at $ 58.950 and the Bavarian BMW ActiveHybrid 5 that has a starting price of $ 61.845. Unfortunately, it is more expensive than the Infiniti M35h, which has a starting price of $ 54.200.