The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz is planning to introduce a plug-in hybrid version of the new S-Class generation in September, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
The announcement hasn’t been made officially by the carmaker but according to the guys at Autocar, the luxury segment will receive a new “green” model, with the Mercedes-Benz badges all over its body. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in Hybrid will be an S500 which will emit just 70 g/km of CO2 and the average fuel economy of the model is expected to be above 90 mpg (UK), in a combined cycle.
According to the source mentioned above, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in Hybrid will be the most efficient hybrid in the new S-Class lineup and it will use a V6 petrol engine, helped by an electric motor, which will take its “juice” from a battery pack, mounted in the trunk. This will join the petrol-electric S400 Hybrid and the diesel-electric S300 BlueTec hybrid. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in Hybrid will be officially presented to the public in September, during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. Additional details on the model remain unknown for the moment and will probably be announced close to the German automotive event.