autoevolution

Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid Unveiled at Frankfurt

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class W222 was already a fuel efficiency champion in its segment, especially since the S 600 and the S 65 AMG haven't been launched yet.
Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at FRankfurt 2013 25 photos
Photo: Stefan Baldauf
Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid at Frankfurt 2013
The Stuttgart manufacturer wanted to move it up a notch though, and the latest series-production version of the S-Class is not only the most fuel efficient luxury sedan in its segment - beating even the Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid - but it's also the most fuel efficient sedan on the planet.

The official NEDC fuel consumption of the Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-in Hybrid is an astonishing 3-liters per 100 km (78.4 mpg), and it releases only 69 g of CO2 emissions per km. In case you haven't figured it out yet, this makes it the first three-liter car in the luxury class.

Not only that, but the car can be driven under full electric power for around 30 km (18.6 miles), which means zero gasoline is used, while its battery can also be charged at any electrical outlet.

Paired with the electric engine there is of course an internal combustion one, a twin-turbocharged V6 with 333 hp. Together, the two engines can make the S 500 Plug-in Hybrid reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from a standing start in just 5.5 seconds, so the fuel sipping luxury car is no slouch either.
If you liked the article, please follow us:  Google News icon Google News Youtube Instagram
About the author: Alex Oagana
Alex Oagana profile photo

Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the autoevolution.com project.
Full profile

 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories