Mercedes Unveils 2014 S 500 Plug-In Hybrid

New hybrid can drive 30 km on electricity alone

Aug 21 2013, 12:00pm CDT | by

Mercedes Unveils 2014 S 500 Plug-In Hybrid

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.

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/3" rel="author">Shane McGlaun</a>
Shane is a self described car aficionado. He loves muscle cars, but also knows how green cars work. He has years of experience in testing cars and writes about cars with deeply felt emotions.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Apple and BMW discuss Apple Car based on BMW i3
Apple and BMW discuss Apple Car based on BMW i3
What is the ugliest BMW? Correct. The BMW i3 electric car. A new report over the weekend in the German newspaper Süddeutsche says that Apple fell in love with exactly that ugly duckling. Earlier this month BMW...
 
 
Tesla Motors could Face Richard Branson as Competitor
Tesla Motors could Face Richard Branson as Competitor
Sir Richard Branson said that you might as well find Virgin compete with Tesla as Virgin does in the Space business this week at an Formula E racing event in Miami.
 
 
Nvidia Drive PX Makes Self-Driving Cars Smarter
Nvidia Drive PX Makes Self-Driving Cars Smarter
At Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced the pricing and availability of the Nvidia Drive PX, a computer designed for self-driving cars. Nvidia announced Drive PX at the Consumer Electronics...
 
 
GM recalls 64,000 Chevrolet Volts because of Carbon Monoxide Risk
GM recalls 64,000 Chevrolet Volts because of Carbon Monoxide Risk
So it hasn’t been the first time GM has recalled its cars and now it is because of a CO risk.