Mercedes Benz has finally revealed the starting price of the 2013 E400 Hybrid. This revelation came a few months after the 2013 Mercedes Benz E400 Hybrid has made its official debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.
Many car experts also considers this revelation as one of the German car makers ways of allowing the potential buyers of the vehicle to prepare the needed budget for the vehicle purchase in the event that they are interested in purchasing an E400 hybrid.
Based on the information provided by the company, the 2013 Mercedes Benz E400 Hybrid will be sold at a starting price of $56,705 including the destination charge of $905. Given this price, the latest version of the E400 Hybrid will be sold at a price which is lower than some of its closest competitors.
As of the present, the 2013 Mercedes Benz E400 Hybrid is about $5,290 cheaper than the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid5 which is sold at a starting price of $61,995 which also includes the destination charge of $895. Aside from that, the E400 Hybrid is also about $3,140 cheaper than the 2013 Lexus GS 450h which is sold at a starting price of $59, 845 including the $895 destination charge.
Due to the price difference between the E400 Hybrid and the ActiveHybrid5 or the GS 450h most of the car experts are quite convinced that most of the luxury car buyers will most likely go for the E400 since doing this would provide them with larger savings without the need to settle for a low profile luxury car.
Although the E400 Hybrid is cheaper compared to some of its closest competitors, this vehicle still remains as one of the most expensive model in the company’s lineup. This is $3,600 more expensive compared to the diesel-powered 2013 Mercedes Benz E350 Bluetec sedan and $4,800 more expensive compared to the base version of the 2013 Mercedes Benz E350 sport sedan.
With its current starting price, the 2013 Mercedes Benz E400 Hybrid could still be considered as a good buy since this is powered by an electric motor which is mated to a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that runs on gasoline. The electric motor and the V-6 engine allow the vehicle to generate a maximum power output of up to 302 horsepower and 273 lb.-ft. of torque.
The vehicle is also expected to obtain the fuel economy ratings of 24 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway. These ratings could be considered high and also expected to be at par with those that were obtained by the ActiveHybrid5 and the GS 450h.