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More details emerge on Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes S 500 Plug-in Hybrid

German luxury car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz has released few new details of the S500 Plug-in Hybrid which is scheduled to go on sale in September. The company stated that the new model will be more fuel efficient and faster than its predecessor.

Mercedes S 500 Plug-in Hybrid interior

Earlier, Mercedes aims to achieve a fuel economy of about 3.0L / 100km (27.7kmpl); however, the numbers have further improved to 2.8L / 100km (29.7kmpl). The company in its statement said that the S500 Plug-in Hybrid will become the first luxury sedan with a certified consumption below three litres per 100km.

Mercedes S 500 Plug-in Hybrid side profile

Moreover, the electric range of the car has increased from current 30km to 33km.  Interestingly; the vehicle accelerates to 100kmph from standstill in mere 5.2 seconds, which is around 3 seconds faster.  Under the hood, the S500 Plug-in Hybrid will be powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 engine which is combined to a 107bhp electric motor. The vehicle develops a combined power output of 435bhp and 650Nm of top torque.

The company is also working on a wireless recharging of the battery. This “unplugged” technology will go into fleet testing with the S 500 Plug in HYBRID soon. The system comprises of two components- A secondary coil integrated into the under tray of the car and a primary coil integrated into a floor plate that can be placed on a garage floor for instance. Electrical energy is transmitted contact-free without the need for a cable, at a power rate of 3.6 kW and with a degree of efficiency of 90%.

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