Mercedes has announced plans to bring the SLS AMG, the ML450 Hybrid, and the F-Cell to the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Mercedes has announced plans to bring the SLS AMG, the ML450 Hybrid, and the F-Cell to the Los Angeles Auto Show.

The recently released ML450 Hybrid (available exclusively through a monthly leasing program which costs $659 per month for 36 months or $549 per month for 60 months) features a 3.5-liter V6 gasoline engine and two electric motors. Thanks to a 288-volt nickel-metal-hydride battery, which is located underneath the cargo floor, the crossover can travel solely on electric power at speeds up to 34 mph. This allows the 335 horsepower (combined output) M-Class to return 21 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

The B-Class based F-Cell is an electric vehicle that is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. With 136 hp (100 kW) and 290 Nm of torque, the F-Cell has a top speed of 170 km/h (105.6 mph) and a range of approximately 240 miles (it has a combined mpg equivalent of 86.6 mpg). While it sounds like a concept, 200 F-Cells "will be delivered to customers in the U.S. and Europe as part of a special lease program."

If green isn't your thing, Mercedes will be happy to introduce you to the stunning SLS AMG. Packing a 6.3-liter (6208cc) V8 engine, with 563 hp and 650 Nm of torque, the SLS accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 3.8 seconds before hitting a top speed of 317 km/h (197 mph).

Finally, the company will also show the 210 hp E350 BlueTEC (which will be launched in the spring of 2010) and an S-Class equipped with splitview technology. As you may recall, splitview allows the driver and front passenger to watch different programs on the same display screen.

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