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.


  1. Electric cars are not emission free. They just move the emissions somewhere else, such as a coal fired power station for example. More marketing BS.

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