2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in Hybrid Confirmed by Mistake

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has unwilingly confirmed the existing rumors about introducing a plug-in hybrid version of the 2013 S-Class.
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According to CarAdvice, the Stuttgart-based company has revealed the future to be introduced hybrid S-Class during a media presentation of the luxury sedan's user interface system.

While showcasing the car's TFT instrument panel, German representatives have exposed screenshots showing an "E drive" display icon along with a battery usage indicator. Moreover, a graphic drivetrain illustration depicted an electric motor sitting behind a conventional engine and a battery pack mounted in the boot.

Until we find out more about this vehicle, or get official confirmation from Mercedes-Benz, we can only review that the S-Class Plug-in Hybrid will be based on the concept already shown at the Frankfurt motor show three years ago. The S500 Hybrid Concept was powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine paired with a 45 kW motor and had a fuel efficiency of 3.2 liters/100 km.

We should know more about it on May 15, when the German company will reveal the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class in Hamburg.
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