Mercedes-Benz to launch new ‘superlative’ 94.2mpg, 69g/km hybrid S-Class

Thursday, August 22, 2013 - 08:30
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CHARGED: Mercedes to launch new S-Class

Mercedes-Benz will launch a new ultra-low emission S-Class, with 94.2mpg fuel consumption, in September next year.

The S 500 Plug-in Hybrid combines a 245hp turbocharged 3.0litre V6 engine with an 80kW, 109hp electric motor, to boast overall CO2 emissions of just 69g/km.

Offering an emission-free range of 18miles – produced by plug-in charge or charged by the engine – the super-green car will debut at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show.

It can reach a top speed of 155mph, while it achieves 0-62mph in 5.5seconds.

The move boosts the S-Class hybrid range to three models, following the petrol-electric S 400 Hybrid and the diesel S 300 Bluetec Hybrid.

Professor Dr Thomas Weber, Head of Product Engineering for Mercedes-Benz, said: “With the S 500 Plug-in Hybrid Mercedes-Benz sets another milestone on the road to emission-free mobility on the basis of our modular hybrid matrix.

“In this way the S-Class turns into a genuine three-litre car with generous space and superlative drive-system comfort.”

Further details regarding the new vehicle will be released closer to its launch.