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Mercedes Unveils 2014 S 500 Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes Unveils 2014 S 500 Plug-In Hybrid

Aug 21 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

New hybrid can drive 30 km on electricity alone

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its third hybrid version of the new S-Class called the S 500 plug-in hybrid. Mercedes says that the hybrid sets new benchmarks for efficiency, drive-system and climate...

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Mercedes Unveils 2014 S 500 Plug-In Hybrid

Aug 21 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

New hybrid can drive 30 km on electricity alone

Mercedes-Benz has unveiled its third hybrid version of the new S-Class called the S 500 plug-in hybrid. Mercedes says that the hybrid sets new benchmarks for efficiency, drive-system and climate comfort. The vehicle produces only 3 L/100km of emissions. The vehicle features an 80kW electric drive with an externally rechargeable battery.

The battery pack allows the vehicle to drive 30 km on electricity alone. The hybrid system is combined with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V-6 engine. The official debut for the car will be at the Frankfurt Motor Show and it will hit the market next year.

The S 500 uses a regenerative braking system and anticipatory intelligent hybrid energy management. Power output for the gasoline engine is 245 kW in addition to the 80Kw electric motor. Torque output is 480 Nm for the gasoline engine and 340 Nm for the electric engine.

 
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1 day ago

Motorsports: Audi rumored to ditch Le Mans, DTM for F1

Oct 26 2014 2:31pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Motorsports, Audi If you've been scratching your head wondering how - between Audi and Porsche - the Volkswagen Group could possibly support two rival top-tier LMP1 programs at Le Mans and the FIA World Endurance Championship, but stay out of Formula One entirely, you're not alone. In fact, Porsche was said to have been eying an F1 entry if Audi had internally blocked aspirations to return to Le Mans. But according to the latest rumor ...
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1 week ago

Latest Mercedes-based Dartz comes with armor plating, available retina scanner

Oct 17 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, SUV, Mercedes-Benz, Specialty, Design/Style The folks at the Russian company Dartz take tuning Mercedes-Benz models to extremes most people would consider impossible. Two of their recent creations include an armored G63 AMG 6x6 in pink camouflage and another one with a portable smoking room. Now, it's giving the GL-Class some attention, and the result is a dream for those extremely paranoid about their safety. The Dartz Prombron Black Shark tak ...
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2 weeks ago

2015 Mercedes C-Class recalled over steering issue

Oct 12 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Sedan, Recalls, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury This probably isn't the start Mercedes-Benz execs in Stuttgart were hoping for with the launch of the critically praised 2015 C-Class. The company is recalling 10,500 examples of the US-market sedan because the steering wheels squeak and won't turn, The Detroit News reports. Mercedes is blaming the problem on a production issue affecting the steering coupling interlock, according to the report. Speaking to Au ...
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4 weeks ago

California’s First Autonomous Driving Permits Go to Audi, Mercedes, and—of Course—Google

Sep 23 2014 9:44pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Manufacturers looking to analyze robot cars on public roads in California must now register with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and Audi was the first in line to snatch the state’s newly available autonomous-car permits. The outfits holding second- and third-place tickets? Mercedes-Benz and Google. Don’t you wish your DMV line was so short? After becoming the third state to allow autonomous car testing on public roads in September 2012, California released its final autonomous-car regu ...
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4 weeks ago

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive Gets Own Version Of PlugShare App

Sep 23 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Green Car Reports

Recargo announced today that it has developed a version of its PlugShare charging-station locator app for the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive. The company partnered with Mercedes parent Daimler to develop the app, which will be integrated into the car's navigation system. T ...
Source: Green Car Reports   Full article at: Green Car Reports
 

 
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5 weeks ago

CLA-Class Sales Come In At Double Mercedes-Benz’s Expectation

Sep 16 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Motor Authority

Mercedes-Benz’s new CLA-Class is selling far better than the automaker had expected, according to Dieter Zetsche, the CEO of Mercedes' parent Daimler. The compact sedan, which is priced from $30,825, including destination, has proven so popular that tight supplies (in some cases just 10 days) are now causing Mercede ...
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5 weeks ago

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid: First Look (15 Photos)

Sep 16 2014 10:50am CDT | Source: Cars.com

Competes with: Audi A8 TDI, BMW 7 Series ActiveHybrid, Lexus LS 600h Looks like: An S-Class with enough rear signage for Mercedes' lettering supplier to hire an extra shift Drivetrain: 436-hp (combined), turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and electric motor with seven-speed automatic transmission; rear-wheel drive Hits dealerships: Spring 2015, California only Witness the reprisal of Mercedes-Benz's S-Class hybrid, thi ...
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5 weeks ago

Online Find of the Day: Lexus-engined Mercedes pickup is a vintage hybrid

Sep 16 2014 8:34am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Aftermarket, Car Buying, Classics, Truck, Auctions, Etc., Mercedes-Benz, Specialty You have to love someone who gets incredibly committed to a very weird idea. What you see for sale here is a right-hand drive 1971 Mercedes-Benz 220D in South Africa, but this old Mercedes is now converted into a pickup, complete with bed cover, and there's big secret under the hood, too. The pickup conversion appears well done b ...
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6 weeks ago

Finishing second not bad for Nico - Lauda

Sep 9 2014 5:34am CDT | Source: F1-Live.com

Mercedes chairman Niki Lauda says Nico Rosberg should not linger on his mistake at the Italian Grand Prix and should be content with second place a ...
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7 weeks ago

Mercedes-Benz to build new ML coupe-crossover in Alabama in 2015

Sep 5 2014 3:34pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing, Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz will expand its factory in Tuscaloosa, AL, to build the ML Coupe, a new crossover that will join its lineup in 2015. Mercedes will also ramp up production to build facelifted versions of the M-Class and GL-Class SUVs, lifting the factory's total production capacity to about 300,000 units annually in 2015. It made 185,000 vehicles in 2013. In addition to SUVs, the Tuscaloosa site also makes the C-Class sedan. The ...
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