Mercedes-Benz views plug-in hybrids as a means for vehicles to go emissions-free in native environments, whereas nonetheless offering for long-distance journey. Because the S-Class represents the top of the Mercedes-Benz lineup, it is sensible that they’d convey this expertise to the newest technology of Sonderklasse.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e takes every part nice concerning the S-Class — trip, opulence, you identify it — and provides a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. Its 13.5-kWh lithium-nickel-magnanese-cobalt battery mates to a 121-horsepower, 325-pound-foot electrical motor to offer as much as 25 miles of electric-only cruising. Keep in mind, this vary estimate is predicated on European requirements — US-specific numbers shall be totally different, they usually’ll come later.

Together with the electrical portion of the drivetrain, there is a three.Zero-liter V6 beneath the hood, placing out 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque by itself. With a nine-speed computerized transmission engineered particularly to work with this PHEV drivetrain, the S560e will hit 60 mph in a more-than-good four.9 seconds and preserve going till it hits 155 mph.

Whereas the battery has extra capability than up to now, the size of the brand new battery are literally smaller, permitting the trunk to regain a number of the capability misplaced to the battery.

With the intention to preserve the automotive appearing as effectively as potential, Mercedes has a system known as Eco Help. It is able to observing site visitors and altering its driving suggestions to include pace limits, following distance, intersections and roundabouts. It is aware of whether or not it is best to coast with none resistance, or if it is wiser to make use of brake regeneration to present the battery a bit extra juice.

Eco Help may also give the motive force recommendations to maximise effectivity. It could actually inform the motive force when to launch the accelerator and why it is making that suggestion, whether or not it is approaching a roundabout or a downhill stretch of street.

As with different plug-in hybrids, the S560e also can situation the inside earlier than anybody enters the automotive. It’s going to warmth or cool the seats and set the local weather management to a sure temperature.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e will go on sale within the US in mid-2019, and pricing is but to be decided. 

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