PHOTO CAPTION: Mercedes-Benz S-class plug-in hybrid

New S-Class Electric Hybrid Revealed in Patent Application

Patent images reveal Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid Plus, which will get the equivalent of 78.4 miles per gallon in the US and 94.1 miles per gallon in the UK.

Published: 10-Jun-2013

Two months have passed ever since the luxury car manufacturer from Germany reluctantly confirmed the upcoming release of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid. Reports about the same plug-in vehicle, which is the first for the company, have emerged once again.

A number of patent images showed that the upcoming vehicle will have a new exhaust system while its rear bumper was designed to feature its charging port.

The upcoming vehicle will reportedly be dubbed as the Mercedes-Benz S500 Hybrid Plus. It will be the flagship plug-in vehicle of the Germany vehicle manufacturer. It will reportedly feature a 306HP 3.5-liter V6 engine together with an electric motor. Electric power will come from a lithium-ion battery while its fuel consumption rating us at 3 liters for every 100 kilometer. This is equivalent to 78.4 miles per gallon in the US and 94.1 miles per gallon in the UK.


Mercedes-Benz B-Class E-Cell prototype electric car.

It is believed that Tesla will assist in development of the E-Cell due to arrive on the market in 2014.

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive concept

Overall range is estimated to be about 124 miles and, at least in Europe, 230 and 400 V charging options will be available.

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter E-CELL delivery van

Electric Sprinter has estimated range of approximately 135 km (84 miles).


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