Mercedes-Benz launches the 2015 S500 Plug-In Hybrid
|   Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The S-Class lineup will not actually be complete without the market release of the incredible S500 Plug-in Hybrid in 2015. The hybrid has already made its debut at the most famous car event of this fall, Frankfurt Motor Show and it seems that will be available on the US market starting with the end of 2014.

If we take into account the previous hybrids launched by Mercedes, S400 Hybrid and S300 BlueTEC Hybrid, the S500 will actually be the third hybrid.
This is actually an amazing accomplishment for Mercedes as the nowadays market is a lot into green cars and diminished fuel consumption.

We could actually say that Mercedes might be leading the hybrid trend among the luxury cars as the brand has made significant progress and will definitely lead the market after this new, intelligent release.

The 2015 S500 model will be offered with four driving options: E-Mode – only electric, Hybrid, E-Save and Charge. The E-Save mode will be able to use less electric power and more gasoline while the Charge is the mode which allows charging the battery while driving. Anyone thought we would reach such technology and have the power to switch between the options only by pushing a button?

A very first for the hybrid vehicle market would be the fact the upcoming S500 model will make use of a recuperative braking system which will be able to transform and store the energy created when using the brakes or when coasting.

Mercedes did not reveal many details regarding the outside design of the future hybrid, we will have to wait for a while to get further details. Meanwhile, we should be impressed by the released images which show a smooth and elegant, yet, hybrid vehicle. It seems that the included battery will be a 6.1 KWH Lithium Ion and the hybrid technology will also include anticipatory energy management.

The upcoming vehicle will also be equipped with Collision prevention assist and magic vision control as well as a set of soft close doors.
Just the same: the interior will feature a couple of new options but no details yet. The pre entry climate control will definitely be featured as well as an incredible panoramic roof complimented by a Burmester Surround Sound System for those who would like to create a special atmosphere while driving. The lighting will be provided by a LED technology.

The S500 model will run on a 3.0 liter, turbocharged V6 engine which will actually be able to deliver 329 hp, reaching 60 mph in 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph. And these are indeed quite impressive for a hybrid vehicle.

In competition with 2015 Audi A8 hybrid and 2015 BMW Active Hybrid 7, the plug in hybrid from Mercedes seems to be a lot more versatile and, plus, due to the previous models released, Mercedes has gained more fans and the sales expansion is guaranteed. It seems that the actual release on the market will not happen until late 2014.
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