2010 MercedesBenz S400 Hybrid Car Maintenance and Car Repairs…

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Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

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What’s to

Like the rest of the S-Class the S400 Hybrid benefits the 2010 face lift. A grille, massive arched and attractive LED taillights differentiate sedan from the rest of the crowd. The hybrid drivetrain is and quiet, with a near transition between electric and power. The next-generation lithium-ion is pretty nifty.

What’s Not to

Though the combined output of the Hybrid’s gasoline and electric sits at a respectable 295 horsepower, the car has two tons of German engineering to lug The result is a car that’s decidedly fun to drive than it’s big V-8 and brothers. Also it’s a hybrid, meaning that the can’t scoot around on power alone.

The Drive:

Driving Impressions

After some time in the new S400, it is, a doubt, the nicest hybrid we ever driven. You are surrounded by all the effects the S-Class has come to which is to say, you feel the leader of a prosperous eco-friendly That said, you’re driving a hybrid and not a 12-cylinder, behemoth that goes schnell when you press on the The hybrid scoots along fine. It takes its time up to speed and brakes like an out of Radio Flyer, but, if you are of means and you want to drive a this is the Benz for you.

Engine and Drivetrain

Mercedes-Benz has its 3.5-liter V-6 engine with a electric motor to achieve a of 295 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of torque. the electric bits only 20 of those horses, they add a more respectable 118 lb-ft of to the equation that helps to this massive sedan Compared to the more muscular in the S-Class line up, the S400 seems a tad bit underpowered, but plant foot on the accelerator and there is pep to take care of quick on the highway. A seven-speed automatic sends the power to the rear ensuring that aside an eerily quiet take-off a dead stop, this luxury craft rides like the gasoline versions.

Interesting Vehicle Features and

Aside from the innovative drivetrain, the S400 benefits the same level of sophistication in the rest of the S-Class. That neat safety tricks a night view system alerts the driver to unseen a driver awareness alert that senses how tired the is and a lane minder to keep inside as safe as can be.

Key Technology

Just like the other models, the S400 Hybrid with a fantastic stereo. to a four-gig hard drive, the car can plenty of music for playback A USB and SD card port is on hand for data exchanges, and a pre-loaded hotel and golf guide is onboard.

Green Evaluation/Gas

It may lack the power of the rest of the line up, but the S400 Hybrid phenomenal fuel economy. its girth, this luxury manages an estimated 23 mpg city and 33 mpg thanks to its hybrid drivetrain.

A Closer Look: Vehicle


Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

The hybrid can brag a beautifully designed dash and stack as well as supportive, leather seating. High-quality and attention to detail puts the a nose ahead of its competition. the large ‘Hybrid’ emblem on the stack, you’ll never you’re in an S-Class.

Outside, the Hybrid shares the same upgrades the rest of S-Class for the 2010 model year. A grille and front fascia are the attractions, but sharp LED day-time lights also set the new design off last year’s model. new look and more aggressive says “I mean

Market Segment and Pricing

The Hybrid finds itself in an category. On the one hand, it’s into a segment loaded high-power luxury sedans. On the there’s nothing out there can boast the kind of green this luxury cruiser Mercedes-Benz hasn’t released any at the moment, put expect to pay anywhere $88-90,000 for the new hybrid. That the full-size luxury sedan in with cars like 750Li sedan, as well as A8 at $74,050. That doesn’t that it can’t be cross-shopped the likes of the Lexus LS Hybrid at or even Mercedes-Benz’s own E320 at $54,200 as well. An odd spot to be in.

What We Think

With fuel economy for a car of this the S400 Hybrid is a bold in a new direction for the German automaker. In the Mercedes-Benz has used the S-Class to now-standard tech like control, anti-lock brakes and Now the car is utilizing the world’s first application of a lithium-ion battery. It surprise us to see other manufacturers Mercedes-Benz’s suit.

Mercedes-Benz has a good deal of fuss the debut of its first hybrid, the Hybrid. The car boasts the world’s commercial application of a lithium-ion as opposed to the nickel-hydride units in most manufacturers’ hybrids. The new tech has a number of benefits to more traditional units, decreased charge time, a size and less weight. to the S400 Hybrid’s smooth braking system, the batteries energy spent on sporting on electric power.

Utilizing all the power stored in the Hybrid’s new battery system is a 20 118 lb-ft of torque electric A disc-shaped motor, it can be used as a starter and a generator, which the S400 to shut off its 3.5-liter V-6 while driving. Doing so conserves fuel, and thanks to a transition between all-electric, and full gasoline power the gets a constant supply of

The electric motor also an important role in the S400 braking system. When the is coming to a stop, the motor the energy from the vehicles to generate power to store in the lithium-ion batteries. Mercedes-Benz a good deal of time to eliminate the grabby feel of so regenerative braking systems on the and the result is a car that runs and just like any other on the road.

The combined effect is one of the most luxury sedans on the planet up 23 mpg city and an other-worldly 33 mpg highway. numbers may not seem impressive to a owner, but considering the S400 curb weight is over and it’s a ‘mild’ hybrid, no small feat.

Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid


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