It’s official, the long-awaited 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid has just been revealed ahead of its public debut at the upcoming IAA Frankfurt Auto Show 2013 in September!
Powering the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid is a brand new turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 delivering an impressive 328hp and 354lb-ft of torque. While that engine would have been enough to satisfy Mercedes-Benz ten years ago, the continual growth in the hybrid car market and continual clampdowns on car emissions means the traditional internal combustion engine has been joined with an electric motor.
That electric motor offers an extra 107hp and 251lb-ft of torque. Consequently, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid can sprint to 100km/h in just 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 250km/h. Quite impressive figures for a car of this size!
However, arguably even more impressive than those performance figures is the claimed fuel consumption of the car. Mercedes-Benz claims that the S500 Plug-In Hybrid has an overall fuel consumption of just 3 liters per 100km, or 78.4mpg US. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid then produces just 69g/km of CO2 emissions. What’s more, Mercedes-Benz claims the car can travel solely on electric power for 30km!
Dealerships are expected to receive the first units of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid next year.