Spy shots showing a brand new Mercedes-Benz E400L hybrid, powered by a 306hp 3.0 V6 + 27hp electric motor, the very first hybrid that Mercedes builds in China. The new E Class L debuted last month on the Shanghai Auto Show and it will be launched on the Chinese car market later this year.
The Mercedes-Benz E Class L is stretched by 11 centimeter in the middle for more space in the back. It is made in China by the Beijing-Benz joint venture that also makes the C-Class and the GLK. Other engines available in the China-made E are: 184hp 1.8 turbo (E200L), 204hp 1.8 turbo (E260L), and a 231hp 3.0 V6 (E300L). The E Class L competes head-to-head with the Audi A6L and BMW 5Li.