You'll Need The Gas Savings With Mercedes' $100K Hybrid | Autopia | Wired.com

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a big commitment from a company like BMW and Volkswagen, has focused of its attention on maximizing the efficiency of its engines. But with the Prius the standard for eco-friendlier motoring and offering the LS 460h and LS 600h Mercedes will introduce the S 400 to Europe in June.

Look for it stateside a year now.

The S 400 hybrid uses a battery and gets almost 30 and it#8217;s the first of what says will be seven models it will offer by Mercedes says it is offering a land yacht because not wants an econobox.

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The S 400 hybrid has a 3.5 liter V6 gas engine coupled a small electric motor by a lithium ion battery. The battery much bigger than a car battery, and Mercedes says integrated with the car#8217;s control system to ensure the battery always works at an system temperature of between 15 and 35 Celsius, or between 59 and 95 degrees BusinessWeek says the motor and

battery add 165 pounds to the car.

The S 400 won#8217;t run on electricity alone; the is there to boost fuel by assisting the engine. The car reportedly the power of a V8 with the fuel of a four, and Mercedes says do zero to 60 in 7.3 seconds. Mercedes the S 400 hybrid consumes 7.9 liters of gas per 100 which translates to 29.77

The automaker claims CO2 emissions of 190 per kilometer, placing it ahead of the LS 600h hybrid#8217;s 21 mpg and 219 g/km. The by the way, emits 104 g/km.

So the luxo-hybrid gonna cost? isn#8217;t saying yet, but tells BusinessWeek the hybrid will be less than Euros, or $14,000 US. That#8217;s a lot of considering the S-Class lineup at $88,000, but it#8217;s competitive the LS 600h and its base price north of 100 grand .

There could be less gas-electric models in the lineup Germany#8217;s Auto Motor und says Mercedes will a new hybrid each year with the S 400, and it says one of five cars it sells be a hybrid by 2015.

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