The third hybrid Mercedes S-Class, the S500 PLUG-IN HYBRID, sets new benchmarks with regard to efficiency as well as drive-system and climate comfort. With CO2 emissions of 69 g/km and returning 94.2 mpg the S-Class sets a new benchmark for luxury saloons that just a few years ago was thought virtually impossible. In Germany the S500 PLUG-IN HYBRID is referred to as a genuine 3.0-litre car as it can cover 100 kilometres with just three litres of fuel. The 80-kW electric drive with externally rechargeable battery makes emission-free driving for about 18 miles possible. It is combined with the new 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged engine. Mercedes-Benz will present the S500 PLUG-IN HYBRID at the Frankfurt Motor Show and launched next year.
“With the S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID Mercedes-Benz sets another milestone on the road to emission-free mobility on the basis of our modular hybrid matrix”, explains Prof Dr Thomas Weber. “In this way the S-Class turns into a genuine three-litre car with generous space and superlative drive-system comfort.”
The new high-voltage lithium-ion battery of the S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID has ten times the energy content (compared to the batteries of the S 400 HYBRID and S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID) and offers the option of being recharged from an external source with a charging socket located on the right side of the rear bumper. With the help of the electric synchronous motor (80 kW/340 Nm) the S-Class can thus drive for up to around 18 miles on electric power alone.