Mercedes offers luxury S-Class hybrid – Yahoo Finance

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Mercedes S 500

New S-Class offers all-electric plus turbocharged V-6 power

Germany (AP) — AG’s Mercedes-Benz is offering a version of its flagship S-Class sedan that can drive — and still provide the kind of and power the pricey brand’s customers expect.

Stuttgart-based AG took the wraps off the 2015 S 500 Plug-In Hybrid this at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the introduction in May of the gasoline and diesel versions of the S-Class. The sedan is a key driver in China and comes with technology and extras can include a hot-stone massage in the seats and a perfume generator allows the interior scent to be

The S 500 plug-in is aimed at people who a hybrid without compromising on the powerful acceleration and image go with driving a Mercedes. Its gasoline engine has a robust 328 and there’s no range anxiety, or of running out of battery charge, as an all-electric car.

A computer selects the best mix of and battery power. The system navigation data to scan the ahead and maximize efficiency, for by using the battery on an uphill in order to recharge it on the following using energy from the

The car can also use the gasoline engine to the battery en route, although more expensive than it up at home.

The S 500 can be switched to all-electric mode, in it has a range of 30 kilometers, or about 18 Someone with a commute than that could charge it overnight and travel and forth all week without gasoline at all. Or it can switch to mode, in which the battery is in reserve to drive on electric alone later.

The car, goes on sale next generates 69 grams of carbon per kilometer, which would it from London’s 10-pound congestion charge to enter the center during working

UNDER THE HOOD: 3.0-liter V6 plus a 107-horsepower electric and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery. The says the car will accelerate 0 to 62 mph (0-100 kph) in a brisk 5.5 Top speed is 155 mph (250 kph).

Like the conventional model, the S 500 to the comfort of rich customers who may hired drivers. Back recline 43.5 degrees if the wants to kick back and Advanced driver assistance and systems using cameras and mean the car can adjust the suspension for pavement ahead, and drive in slow stop-and-go traffic.

Mercedes S 500

OUTSIDE: The car doesn’t change in terms of the older model’s lines. It has a taller grille.

ECONOMY: The company says it up 78 miles per gallon, or 3.0 liters per 100 under the European standard, combines city and highway

PRICE: Not announced yet, but likely buyers will pay a over conventional S-Class

CHEERS: Helps take and low-emission driving further the mainstream to new, upscale

JEERS: Hybrids are still a tiny part of the market.

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