The very first official images with the Mercedes-Benz E-L have been recently released by the carmaker, ahead of the model’s debut during the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show.
The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is one step ahead of its competition and it’s getting ready to offer a stretched version of the E-Class in China. The model in question is named the Mercedes-Benz E-L and it’s now being placed into the spotlights for the first time in an official way, thanks to the images posted below. Mercedes-Benz says that the E-L is 11 cm longer than the regular version and this is translated into more legroom on the rear seats.
The Mercedes-Benz E-L is available in four versions in the Asian country, the E200L, the E260L, the E300L and the E400 Hybrid, and the first one is getting a 1.8 liter turbo engine with 184 HP, the second one a 1.8 liter turbo with 204 HP, the third one a 231 HP 3.0 liter V6 and the hybrid is packing a 3.0 liter engine and an electric motor, which are good for 333 HP.
The Mercedes-Benz E-L is being produced in China and this is also the first time when the company is making a hybrid car in the Asian country. Additional details on the model are limited for the moment and will be announced in Shanghai.
-updated Apr 22: more official images
Source: Car News China