The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class (W222) has got top-end hybrid modification S500 Plug-In Hybrid, which joined the already submitted before the diesel version S300 BlueTEC Hybrid and petrol S400 Hybrid. The world premiere of their place at the motor show in Frankfurt in 2013.
Under the hood, Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid is located 333-horsepower (480 Nm) V6 petrol engine working volume of 3.0 liters, which is assisted by 80-kilowatt electric motor, issuing an additional 340 Nm of torque. All this ensures the car accelerates from zero to a hundred in just 5.5 seconds and a top speed limited to 250 km/h.
The average fuel consumption of the hybrid S 500e is declared at the level of 3.0 liters per NEDC combined cycle per hundred kilometers (including the address of the way pure electric). emissions level in this case is 69 g/km. And although the actual data are often higher, the progress is impressive.
By the way, a full battery charge is enough for overcoming thirty kilometers, and recharge the batteries can not only from the engine and regenerative braking, but also on home network, which deprived the other two hybrid modification of the model mentioned above.
Power plant on the Mercedes S 500 Plug-In Hybrid has four modes of operation: 1) Hybrid – Hybrid standard; 2) E-Mode – the movement of the electric range; 3) E-Save – the movement of the internal combustion engine with the economy of energy storage for use in the future; 4) Charge – movement with active battery charging on the go.
This unit is equipped with an intelligent control system that receives information from the navigation on the following eight kilometers to be proactive. For example, the electronics can give the team to spend some energy before going down to then restore it using the recovery.
The price of a new Mercedes S500 Plug-In Hybrid in the UK starts at 87,965 pounds, the sales model started in September 2014.