Mercedes-Benz has revealed online the 2014 S500 Plug-In Hybrid which will be shown to the public at Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
At its heart is a new turbocharged V6 3.0-liter gasoline engine delivering 328 bhp (245 kW) and 480 Nm (354 lb-ft) of torque. It works combined with an electric motor that offers an extra 107 bhp (80 kW) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft). This setup enables a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in just 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).
Mercedes-Benz says the S500 Plug-In Hybrid has a NEDC overall fuel consumption of 3 liters / 100 km (78.4 mpg US or 94.1 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 69 g/km. The German automaker mentions the car can travel solely on electric power for approximately 18.6 miles (30 km).
By pressing a button the driver can choose from one of the following driving modes: Hybrid, E-Mode (electric power only), E-Save (fully-charged battery is maintained for later electric-only use) and Charge (battery is being charged while driving).
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid is scheduled to reach dealerships sometime next year.
More details can be found in the attached press release.