The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid has made its public debut today at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid has made its public debut today at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

While the S-Class Coupe concept might have stolen the spotlight at Mercedes-Benz's venue at IAA, let's not forget about the plug-in hybrid version of the S500. It comes fitted with a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged gasoline engine rated at 328 bhp (245 kW) and 354 lb-ft (480 Nm) of torque. There's also an electric motor producing 107 bhp (80 kW) and 251 lb-ft (340 Nm) of torque which enables the frugal S-Class to reach 62 mph (100 km/h) in 5.5 seconds on its way to a maximum speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

How frugal? Mercedes-Benz says the car consumes only 3 liters / 100 km (78.4 mpg US or 94.1 mpg UK) in the NEDC test and has CO2 emissions of just 69 g/km. For short trips it can be used in electric mode as the car can provide a zero-emission range of up to 18.6 miles (30 km).

Pricing hasn't been disclosed at this moment but we know the car will arrive in dealerships next year.

Additional details can be found by accessing the press release section.

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid arrives at IAA