More details have emerged regarding the Mercedes E Superlight, set for 2015.
New details concerning the Mercedes-Benz E Superlight have been circulating around the internet as of late, thanks to a report by CAR. The German company's latest halo car should arrive by late 2015 and be roughly the same size as the CLS. It will also take some design lines from Merc's F800 and F125! concept cars. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E Superlight was designed to shed as much weight as possible. It is built out of a carbon fiber monocoque and could weigh a staggering 772lbs less than the current, steel-bodied E-Class.
That means a curb weight of roughly 2,850lbs. Power will come initially in the form of a 150hp hydrogen fuel-cell paired to a 50hp electric motor. A later plug-in hybrid variant could make its way out along with a gasoline or diesel engine. Mercedes-Benz plans to use their E Superlight to rival the BMW i and the Audi E-tron. Mercedes plans to build roughly 20,000 E Superlight units a year by 2017. Photos displayed are of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.