Pricing info has been released for the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class lineups, revealing the new 2013 E400 Hybrid’s MSRP of $56,705. That places the midsize hybrid Benz squarely between the $50,195 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and $61,995 ActiveHybrid 5. In other Mercedes pricing news, base price for the 2013 C250 Sport Sedan increases by $550, to $36,455, while the all-wheel-drive C350 coupe now costs $2000 more than the standard two-door C350, at $46,105.
Price hikes for the C-Class lineup are moderate. The C250 Luxury Sedan is priced at $36,675 for 2013, an increase of $550. The 2013 C250 coupe receives a revised starting price of $38,705, up $580 from last year, while the all-wheel-driveC300 Sport Sedan ($39,855) and C300 Luxury Sedan ($40,265) increase by $930. The 2013 C350 sedan starts at $42,305, while the C350 Coupe starts at $44,105, up $825 and $830 respectively. The mighty C63 AMG sedan is priced at $60,705 for 2013, increasing by $870 over its price tag the previous year. The coupe version, on the other hand, costs $900 more than last year at $63,235.
The 2013 Mercedes E-Class range sees a few more substantial price increases, with the E350 coupe starting at $52,025 (up $1320) – all-wheel drive is $2500 more – and the E350 convertible set at $59,975 (up $1350). The diesel-powered E350 Bluetec Sedan starts at $53,105, which is up $490 from last year, and $3600 more than the new E400 Hybrid. When the hybrid E-Class was unveiled, Mercedes estimated the car’s 3.5-liter V-6 and electric motor combination would yield 24/31 mpg city/highway. For 2012, the E350 diesel was rated at 21/32 mpg. Comparatively, the gasoline V-6-powered E350 sedan is rated at 20/30 mpg, and are both priced at $54,405 for 2013 -- $510 more than last year, and $2300 less than the E400 Hybrid. Official EPA numbers for the hybrid aren’t yet available.
Moving on to the eight-cylinder E-Class cars, the 2013 E550 coupe receives a price tag of $58,865, increasing by $1370. The drop-top version is priced at $67,125, up $1420 from last year. The all-wheel-drive E550 sedan starts at $61,305, an increase of $610 from its 2012 price. Lastly, the big-dog E63 AMG sedan starts at $90,705, while the niche-market wagon version starts at $93,305. Both prices reflect an increase of $900.Not making an appearance in the 2013 model year is Maybach, which the automaker again confirmed in the form of a 2012/2013 pricing table that the super-luxury brand has been discontinued.
For 2013, all E-Class and C-Class models receive Mercedes’ mbrace2 telematics service as standard. The feature allows owners to remotely control certain car functions through a computer or mobile app. C300 4Matic sedan get a new direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 producing 248 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque, as opposed to 228 hp and 221 lb-ft on the previous model. Stop-start tech is now included as standard on C300 and C350 models. Meanwhile, all E-Class models gain electric power steering and heated front seats.
All prices include Mercedes’ $905 destination charge; price increases reflect pre-destination MSRPs.