2010 MercedesBenz S400 Hybrid Auto Review

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Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400

Following Lexus’s lead, launches a gasoline/electric edition of its S-Class luxury sedan

M. Flammang on 11.19.2009


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Unlike hybrid-powertrain vehicles on the market, one does not have a full system. The engine shuts off as you slow down and come to a at a stoplight or stop sign, but the Hybrid cannot run on battery alone. Electricity augments the engine, but cannot replace its

The rear-wheel-drive S400 Hybrid a fuel-economy estimate from the Protection Agency (EPA) of 19 mpg in driving and 26 mpg on the highway-comparable to a smaller car. In contrast, the Mercedes-Benz sedan with a 382-horsepower V-8 a mileage estimate of only 15 mpg mpg highway. Naturally, the S600 its 510-hp V-12 engine is less thrifty.

Built on a 124.6-inch wheelbase and 206.5 inches long the S400 Hybrid is a substantial weighing at least 4,390 That’s a lot for any powertrain to push.

is super-smooth in the S400 Hybrid, as it is in every S-Class sedan. all, this is Mercedes-Benz’s model: the very top of the sedan in terms of luxury and comfort/convenience. So, you get every S-Class benefit and of elegance, coupled with the of consuming less fuel and fewer emissions.

In some hybrid models, the engine shuts off and restarts a bit of a bump. Not here. It’s impossible to discern the transition engine shut-off and subsequent at a stoplight.

With a 0-60 mph time of 7.2 seconds, performance falls short of the capabilities of the sedan. Even so, the S400 comes close enough to most potential buyers in league. Only the most high-end hot rodder is likely to about any shortage of screaming And those folks aren’t to lean toward a hybrid of any much less the upper-luxury Even an S550 or S600 satisfy everyone, which is why AMG division turns out super-performance S63 and S65

Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

All S-Class sedans convey the of civilized affluence, as well as craftsmanship. Sheer elegance is by nothing flashy or crass. space is bountiful, and the driver a cleanly laid-out instrument

Although the S400 Hybrid is the S-Class model, it’s a giveaway at $88,825 (including charge). Still, the gasoline-engine sedan stickers for $93,475.

S-Class model, including the is loaded with technology and conveniences-some of which demand reading of the owner’s manual, or an how-to session with a to get the most out of them. Even so, the sticker price can climb higher with a few options

The standard Pre-Safe system can an impending collision and tighten as well as apply additional force. Mercedes-Benz also a Driver Assistance Package includes a Blind-Spot Alert, Warning, and Distronic Plus cruise control. New Attention is a driver-fatigue alert system provides both an audible and warning when it senses of alertness. Back-seat video with dual screens is A Rear Seating Package four-zone automatic climate a rear-seat memory, and heated/active-ventilated seats.

A Sport Package includes appearance items, and may be augmented by a moonroof. Night View Plus is another extra-cost but 20-inch tires are a no-charge to the standard 18-inch rubber.

the S400 Hybrid has a limited who welcome that 3-4 mpg improvement an S550. Environmental-friendliness doesn’t to be limited to the lower end of the price

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