The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce two new hybrid versions of its E-Class model at the upcoming NAIAS.
According to the British automotive journalists at autocar.co.uk, the car manufacturer will present to the public two E-Class hybrids at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) next month. The first one will come under the E300 BlueTec Hybrid name and it will be powered by a 2.1 liter, four-cylinder engine which will be developing a total output of 201 horsepower and it will have a peak torque of 269 lb-ft (500 Nm), being mated to an electric motor which will generate 27 HP. The second one will be named the E400 Hybrid and this will be a US-only version and it will come as a 3.5 liter V6 petrol powered.
The E300 BlueTec Hybrid will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and it will hit a top speed of 241 km/h (150 mph), while returning a combined 67.3 mpg UK (56 mpg US / 4.2 l / km) and emitting 109 g/km of CO2. The vehicle will be able to travel on the electric engine alone for about 1 mile (1.6 km). The E400 Hybrid is expected to return 32.4 mpg US (38.9 mpg UK / 7.2 l/km). Sadly this is all we know for now about the two Mercedes-Benz E-Class hybrids but the automaker will release more details about them next month, when the models will be officially presented at the 2012 NAIAS.