Joining the Mercedes-Benz E-Class family for the 2013 model year is an E400 Hybrid model, powered by a 3.0-liter V6 engine with 302-hp and 273 lb-ft of torque, paired to an electric motor with 27-hp and 207 lb-ft of torque.
While official EPA figures haven’t been released, the German automaker is clearly boasting that its E400 Hybrid will get 27-mpg, so early estimates have it at a reasonable 24-mpg city, 32-mpg highway. The E400 Hybrid isn’t exactly new news, it originally debuted at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show earlier this year, but the luxury automaker has announced that its price will start at $55,800 excluding a $905 destination fee.
The 2013 model year E-Class will also offer an E350 Bluetec model, that will start at $52,200, excluding destination fee. The E350 Bluetec features a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 with 210-hp and 410 lb-ft of torque. That model also hasn’t received official EPA figures, but the 2012 model year got 21-mpg city, 32-mpg highway, and 25-mpg combined. Given that nothing major has changed on the E-Class between model years, those figures should stay the same.