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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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Mercedes M-Class to become GLE-Class next year

Aug 26 2014 2:38pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Crossover, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury Automotive naming schemes can get a little bit weird as they age. Just look at the impending BMW lineup with a rear-wheel drive 2 Series and front-wheel drive 2 Series Active Tourer on sale together - of course, to say nothing of the fact that the 2 Series is actually the successor to the 1 Series coupe/convertible in the States. Crazy. However, Mercedes-Benz might ...
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Vanishing Astons? Current DB9, Vantage Fail to Meet Airbag Regs; U.S. Models in Jeopardy

Aug 20 2014 2:39pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

Two Aston Martins were missing from last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours, but since the foursome of “Q” cars and a new V12 Vantage S roadster distracted the crowd, no one noticed. According to petitions the automaker sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Aston Martin would have revealed the next-gen DB9 and Vantage this month (and very likely at Pebble) were there not years of losses and “substantial economic hardship.” In June, we first hea ...
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1 week ago

Mercedes S-Class Maybach spotted on the 'Ring?

Aug 18 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Spy Photos, Sedan, Videos, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury It used to be that if you wanted a Mercedes-Benz S-Class, your choice pretty much came down to which engine you wanted, and that was that. But into the new S-Class, Mercedes is integrating several other model lines and extending its flagship family (both literally and figuratively) as far as it will stretch. In addition to the sedan (al ...
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1 week ago

China finds Mercedes guilty of price fixing, report says

Aug 18 2014 4:53am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Mercedes has been found guilty of manipulating prices for aftersales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Foreign automakers have been under scrutiny in China amid reports by state media that they are overch ...
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2 weeks ago

BMW, others lead shake-up of once-closed Korean market

Aug 11 2014 12:01am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Korean automakers may threaten the global dominance of automakers such as Volkswagen and Toyota, but they are fast losing ground at home to foreign brands -- especially premium ...
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2 weeks ago

The Ultimate Toyota-thon! The 15 Greatest Toyotas Ever

Aug 8 2014 4:34pm CDT | Source: Car and Driver

The storied rise of Toyota Motor Corporation from a maker of automatic textile looms to the largest and most profitable automaker in the world has been well documented. With hundreds of millions of durable, reliable workaday cars and trucks produced over a span of almost 80 years, distilling the 15 greatest ’Yotas of all time should be child’s play, right? So we thought. If you skipped this introduction to first scan our list, perhaps you have a few su ...
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3 weeks ago

Smart ForFour Edition 1

Jul 30 2014 2:00pm CDT | Source: Top Speed

The second-generation Smart ForFour has a lot of redeeming qualities about it. The fact that it’s bigger than the ForTwo is already a plus on its own, but its front section also looks a lot more modern than I thought it would. So yeah, I’m a fan of the ForFour and I’m actually excited to hear that Smart decided to introduce the ForFour’s own "Edition 1" model.It’s just like what big brot ...
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5 weeks ago

Car Review: 2014 Mercedes-Benz E 350 Cabriolet

Jul 16 2014 11:13am CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Overview Four-passenger luxury convertible Pros Long-distance comfort, effortless to drive Cons Lacks the outrageousness of old-style droptops Value for money Fair What would I change? Add Dagmar front bumpers and a continental kit (just kidding!) No matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to duplicate the look of utter disdain my Uncle Bob had when he was tooling around in his beloved 1956 Cadillac Eldorado convertible. As the proceeds of hard-earned ...
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