2014 Mercedes Benz E400 Hybrid Sedan

Posted by | On August 21, 2013 | Leave a comment | Under: Car Reviews, Mercedes Benz

Mercedes Benz E400 Hybrid Sedan 300The 2014 Mercedes Benz E400 Hybrid is a sports sedan is the part of the German brand versatile E-Class. The E-Class is the lineup of Mercedes Benz that have something for everyone according to their unique tastes. The E400 hybrid is a gas electric car that is equipped with high tech amenities, luxurious cabin and of course an amazing fuel efficiency, all these features are making this version a nice and top of all the other vehicles of the E – Class. For the 2014 model year, the German brand Mercedes made certain high end changes to the E-Class to keep the lineup in the competition and so the E400 hybrid also got certain thorough changes in different areas like cabin, styling, safety features and technology.

Exterior

After getting the mid-cycle refresh, the Mercedes Benz E400 hybrid now looks a bit more charming and sophisticated. The exterior is now a bit more streamlined that features quad headlights, adaptive suspension dampers, LED taillights, a sunroof, rain sensing wipers, cargo tie downs, remote sunroof operation, eleven exterior colors, distinctive grille and bumper design and a hybrid badge is placed on its trunk lid to distinguish the car from the rest of the models of the E-Class. The 2014 E400 hybrid is absolutely a sports sedan that rolls on 17 inch wheels and high performance all season tires.

Interior

Inside the E400 hybrid, the users will find the things as clean, refined and well equipped as ever but this time the look of the cabin is a bit more improved with the generous use of wood trims and chrome accents. The standard interior features are 10 way power driver and passenger seat, leatherette upholstery, bucket front seats, folding armrest, power accessories, keyless entry, well equipped instrument panel that include a trip computer, cruise control, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, dual zone automatic climate control, eight speaker sound system with a six CD changer, 12V front power outlet, trunk light, iPod/iPhone integration, auxiliary audio jack, five seats and 15.9 cubic feet cargo space.

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Powertrain and Performance Figures

The 2014 Mercedes Benz E400 hybrid gets power from a 3.5 liter 24 valves V6 engine good for 302 horsepower and 273 lb ft of torque plus an electric motor paired with a lithium ion battery pack produces 27 horsepower and 184 lb ft of torque. In this regard the E400 produces a total of 329 horsepower and 457 lb ft of torque. The electric only mode pushes the E400 hybrid to about half a mile with a speed up to 22 mph. The Powertrain is mated with a standard seven speed automatic transmission. The EPA rated fuel economy is 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.

Safety Features

The standard safety features on the Mercedes Benz E400 Hybrid 2014 are two stage front airbags, driver’s knee and pelvic airbags, front side airbags and full length side curtain airbags, stability control, traction control, Collission prevent assist, antilock disc barkes, SmartKey and Attention Assist that provide assistance to the driver about drowsiness etc.

Pricing and Availability

The E400 hybrid gets a price starting from $56,700.

Competitors

Audi A6, Lexus GS, Infiniti M Hybrid, BMW ActiveHybrid5,

Pros

  • Superb ride and sharp handling
  • Powerful engine and impressive fuel economy
  • Excellent safety features

Cons

  • Rivals have more fuel efficiency
  • No release date yet

The Verdict

The 2014 Mercedes Benz E400 hybrid is a decent choice for those looking for a perfect sports sedan with appealing styling, well built comfortable cabin and impressive fuel economy. The E400 hybrid has potential to give you a perfect ride quality with a unique style statement and classy image.

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