Mrecedes-Benz is among the leaders in automakers’ World, and S class is its flagship line. That’s why none of S class vehicles don’t need special introduction. 2015 Mercedes S400 Hybrid is the only available hybrid model with petrol engine in the lineup and as that, holds special place in it.
The Engine range
It has 3.5L V6 engine which delivers 283 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque by itself. Together with 20-kilowatt disc-shaped, three-phase AC electric motor it offers combined hybrid system power output of 303 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque. Standard 7-speed automatic gearbox channels the drive to the rear axle and offers standard RWD.
2015 Mercedes S400 Hybrid Design
New reworked design from last year when S class entered sixth generation was carried over and S 400 has sublime lines and meticulous attention to details. Besides that, it is very rich in chrome adornments department which is understandable for such an up-market car. Nice chrome-bound chrome stripe grille and curvy headlights are complemented by a mesh lower air intake. Rear end has distinctive bumper and rectangular exhaust tips, together with a set of big angular tail-lights and a chrome garnish between them.
Inside, you’ll definitely get what you pay for, no more and no less. Meticulous attention to the smallest details is ever present in S class, and Germans didn’t disappoint us yet another time. You’ll only get the best-available materials from premium selection of leather upholsteries in seats and dashboard. Dash, door panels, center stack and armrest have plethora of wood and chrome touches and you’ll have to look hard in order to find uncovered plastic space. As a hybrid, S 400 offers slightly changed set of 12.3-inch high resolution TFT screens which are used as a gauge cluster and for infotainment features.
Multicontour front and rear seats with massage system, 4-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated seats, heated and cooled cupholders, and many more are only some of the available features. Rear row of seats has entertainment screens and big armrest for the best-possible ride enjoyment, and S class also benefits from Burmester 3D surround sound systems. Airbag system, stability and traction controls, ABS with auto braking, surround-view camera, steering assist, cross-traffic assist, brake with pedestrian recognition, blind spot monitors, lane keeping assist and many more features are responsible for your safety.
2015 Mercedes S400 Hybrid Fuel Economy and Price
Good fuel economy ratings can be hard to get in full-size cars like S class models are, and that’s where S 400 hybrid kicks in with its 30 mpg combined. In order to get one of these, you’ll have to open your wallet and get help from various bank accounts as price stands at almost $120,000.
2015 Mercedes-Benz S 400 hybrid offers all the available features of its siblings in S class, but with a better fuel efficiency. However, some upper scale models have much more powerful engines and come with some special features you won’t find in S 400.