2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid Review


The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid was unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show. This truly magnificent hybrid went on sale in 2014 for $96,575.

Hybrid cars are definitely the future of automobile industry. Although, we are seeing many hybrid cars for several years, still these cars are not that much common probably due to its price and some other limitations. Mercedes as we all know is a huge German car brand in the world. The exports of this brand earn huge revenues for the country. The new S500 PHEV is the one car to watch out for. If you are a car lover then you might have anticipated that what this sensational model will bring for you.

front view

2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid Design

First of all the looks of the new sensation from Mercedes is absolutely timeless. You can never ask for more from the German automaker in terms of style and looks of the sedan. The design of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid is absolutely breathtaking. Just as expected, Mercedes again came up with stylish front and rear of the car, which will be quite similar to the regular model with petrol engine.

rear view

Interior Styling, Equipment

The interior is again unmatchable with metallic central console with hand sewn sport seats. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid will provide keyless entry and air scarf feature, which is typically designed to warm the head and the neck of the occupant. Some of the interior features include a panoramic roof, LED ambient lighting, high-quality audio system, climate control, one 12.3-inch screen behind the steering wheel that replaces regular instrument cluster, and one 12.3-inch display connected with the car’s infotainment system.

interior

S-Class Engine, Specs, Fuel Consumption

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid has a powerful 3.0-liter V-6 turbocharged engine that can produce no less than 328 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Given that this is a PHEV, it also comes with an 80-kW electric motor-generator that can produce additional 107 horses and 250 pound-feet of twist. The whole system is powered by a trunk-mounted Li-ion battery.

It really ensures you a good drive both on short and long routes. The electric-only range is about 18 miles, while the fuel economy is rated at 78 mpg on the combined EU cycle, making it the most fuel efficient among other luxury cars. Its top speed is 155 mph. The driver can choose between four different modes — Charge (for charging the battery pack), E-Save (postpones charging of the battery), E-Mode and Hybrid (these two are obvious).

hybrid engine

New Mercedes S500 PHEV Release Date, Price

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid sedan first made its debut at the 2014 Frankfurt and Paris Motor Shows. Mercedes-Benz released he car in late 2014. The price of this fabulous sedan is $96,575, which is a little bit higher compared to the previous model.

2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid

Be sure to check out the Mercedes S550 PHEV as well.


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