The new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid coming very soon.Mercedes-Benz’s flagship S class receives third hybrid during its illustrous history. Year 2015 will be a starting point for S500 sedan which is a plug-in hybrid. It shares design and all the features its redesiged siblings have and will not fall behind them in any way.
Under the Hood and Specs
Even though other models with 500 and above moniker have V8’s under their hoods, S500 hybrid will be moved by a turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine which is good enough for 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Electric motor delivers additional 107 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque for a combined output of 436 hp. It will achieve 0 to 60 time in around 5 seconds and its highest speed will be electronically limited to 155 mph.
Design – Inside and Outside look
As already said, S500’s exterior will not give up the fact that under its hood, beats the hybrid powertrain. It has all the curves and shapes other S class lineup cars have. Front end is dominated by a chrome stripe grille and good old star elevated above the hood. S500 has singular headlights up front and big vertical tail-lights at the rear. Chrome garnish under the liftgate, strong bumper with charging deck on it (just below the right tail-light) and rectangular exhausts also make the rear end finish.
Inside, you can expect immense level of luxury which is S class’ trademark. Whole cabin is furbished with leather, including the dash and door panels. Wood touches can be found in the dash, center stack and side panels, and so can chrome accents. Standard dual 12.3-inch high resolution TFT screens have been slightly revised in order to give you the most relevant info hybrid has to offer. 13 high-quality Burmester speakers and a 590-watt 9-channel digital amplifier are responsible for your enjoyment in audio. Safety features have been carried over from the rest of the lineup and you can expect surround-view camera with sensors, cross-traffic assist, brake with pedestrian recognition, blind spot monitors, lane keeping assist and many more, in addition to all the standard safety features.
2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid MPG and Price
Fuel economy ratings are where this car should excell, and first of all, it gives you 21 miles of all-electric range. 84 mpg are European numbers for combined total range of S500 hybrid which, translated in US gallons read 70 mpg combined.
Price for S500 hybrid will start at $146,000 and will only go upwards, depending on optional equipment and accessories you choose. Unlike the previous edition, price for this car is higher than others. According to some rumors, this product of Mercedes will be presented in showrooms early next year.
2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 plug-in hybrid will be a fine refreshment in the US lineup of the German manufacturer, especially since S300 and S400 hybrids aren’t sold there. Visually, it is the same car as any other S class flagship models, and can develop similar power, but with much better fuel efficiency.