2012 Detroit Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz E300 and E400 Hybrid Concept

Mercedes-Benz E400 and E300 hybrid

Mercedes-Benz is going green as they introduced two new hybrid concepts at 2012 Detroit Motor Show. The vehicles are the Mercedes-Benz E300 and Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid which both completing the three-pointed German automaker line-up together with 2013 SL roadster. All vehicles are having the same purpose: world debut and US introductory. So, what do these two duos E300 and E400 hybrid have to offer us?

Let’s talk about the Mercedes-Benz E300 hybrid first, shall we? The hybrid sedan is carrying the combination of hybrid and diesel which Mercedes refers as “world’s most economical luxury-class model”. To transform the ordinary E-Class sedan into hybrid vehicle, the German carmaker equips it with diesel-fueled BlueTec hybrid. The EPA figure is 56 mile per gallon for the European cycle, but for the US, it equals to 45 mpg.

The E300 Hybrid is carrying on the sedan or saloon design with later will be available in estate or station wagon model too. The total power output is 204 horsepower from four-pot diesel engine with additional 27 horsepower from electric motor. This E300 hybrid-diesel will be launched in Europe first without any confirmation whether it will be offered in other countries or not.

How about the Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid? This also diesel hybrid with BlueTech technology will be arrived in US and then later on at Japan, China and other countries. For the E400 Hybrid, the EPA figure stands at 27mpg for US cycle. The engine that powered the E400 Hybrid is four-pot gas-powered powerplant with total power output 306 horsepower with the electric motor adds 27 horsepower. No official price tag yet for both the Mercedes-Benz E300 and E400 Hybrid, but as we quoted form our aforementioned source, Mercedes said, “extra cost involved here is only moderate”.

Tuning Series: Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Exterior Kit by Prior Design

Prior Design Mercedes E63 AMG Exterior Kit

Two exterior kits from Prior Design in one day? Yup… It seems like the tuning house is doing what they can to make your New Year’s Eve more thrilling as you check  out the photos. It is like Prior Design has special thing with the German vehicles as they already played with BMW 1-Series Coupe and 5-Series – this has been customized twice, folks. This time, another German sedan has been voluntarily signs up for Prior Design latest project – the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG that looks like more than regular E-Class.

The exterior kit for E63 AMG by Prior Design comes with the name “PD500” body kit. Hmmm… the name itself already gives us the chill. According to autoevolution.com, this body kit is perfect fit for all W212 E-Class sedans. Especially those which are carrying the design and performance by AMG for the top of the class E-Class models.

Prior Design Mercedes E63 AMG Exterior Kit

Prior Design offers the tuning kit for Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG that consists of new front fascia, revised side skirts, freshly designed rear bumper, and of course a diffuser. The primary goal is to deceive your eyes. Seeing the E63 AMG with Prior Design exterior kit will definitely make you think “hot ride with V8 AMG engine under the hood”.

But the fact is, the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG just an ordinary sedan and that is where the exterior body kit from Prior Design comes handy. So, do you think that looks can be deceiving? With the help from Prior Design, those who own ordinary sedan can reborn their sedan with menacing look.