Mercedes has officially unveiled the E300 BlueTEC and E400 Hybrids. They feature a lithium-ion ion battery and an electric motor that develops 27 PS (20 kW / 27 hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque.

Mercedes has officially unveiled the E300 BlueTEC and E400 Hybrids.

First up, the E300 BlueTEC Hybrid will be sold in Europe and offered as a sedan or estate. It will feature a 204 PS (150 kW / 201 hp) four-cylinder diesel engine and an electric motor that develops 27 PS (20 kW / 27 hp) and 250 Nm (184 lb-ft) of torque. Thanks to this setup, the car is expected to average 4.2 l/100km with CO2 emissions of 109 g/km.

The E400 Hybrid, on the other hand, has a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine with 306 PS (225 kW / 302 hp) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque. It is backed up by the aforementioned electric motor which enables the sedan to return 24 mpg city / 31 mpg highway / 27 mpg combined (US). The model will be launched in the United States, before being offered in Japan and China.

Both models will debut at the North American International Auto Show, so stay tuned for full details.

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