The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz has recently unveiled the brand new S500 Plug-in Hybrid, during a small press briefing, ahead of its public debut.
After it was officially announced for the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September, the brand new Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid has been finally unveiled, during a small press briefing, ahead of its official debut. The model in question should be one of the most interesting variants of the new S-Class generation and it’s also the most fuel efficient and the one emitting the least amount of CO2. The “green” Mercedes-Benz S-Class should be able to travel for approximately 30 km (18.6 miles) in the electric mode alone.
Mercedes-Benz didn’t release any official information on the new S500 Plug-in Hybrid but that doesn’t mean that we don’t know what is found under its hood. We’re talking about a six-cylinder petrol engine, which is producing a total output of 333 HP (245 kW) and it has a peak torque of 480 Nm (354 lb-ft), helped by an electric motor, mated to an 8.7 kWh battery mounted into the trunk. The electric motor is powering the front wheels while the internal combustion is motivating the rear ones. The S500 Plug-in Hybrid is expected to have an approximate fuel consumption of 3 liters / 100 km (94.1 mpg UK / 78.4 mpg US) and to emit less than 75 g/km of CO2. More details on it will be announced during the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Source: Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog