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Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

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The Mercedes Benz Hybrid is the world’s first produced car with a lithium ion It’s the first Mercedes a hybrid drive. And, a price tag likely to approach or $100,000, it’s going to be an vehicle. The S400 Hybrid arrive in US showrooms beginning in 2009.

Its competition in the nascent green vehicle market be the $109,000 two-seat all-electric Roadster ; the $87,000 four-door Karma plug-in hybrid yet out); and the $104,000 Lexus LS L —a V8 hybrid averaging 21 miles to the Lexus annually sells 1,000 units of the LS 600h L.

We achieved 29.3 miles per in the Mercedes S400 Hybrid, a 150-mile mixed driving though Southern Germany.

estimates fuel economy for the will be 23 in the city and 33 on the highway. EPA are not yet official, but HybridCars.com did our own mileage of this big luxury sedan on the of Southern Germany. Our drive took us from Stuttgart—the of Mercedes Benz—to the town of and back, a round trip of 150 miles. The route was evenly of high-speed driving on the Autobahn—where we ran at, greater than 100 mph—as as moderately paced rural and narrow streets through hamlets. We achieved an impressive miles per gallon—not bad for a car that almost 5,000 pounds. (By the the V6 of the S400 is plenty strong for the

With much stricter limits in the US, it’s reasonable fuel economy results be even better. But saving and money is not the first concern for of this car. The buyer of the hybrid is probably just as in pairing the Mercedes three-pointed emblem with a hybrid to demonstrate a combined interest in refinement, and green status. claims that the S400 is the champion in the luxury class,” a relatively low 186 grams of carbon per

As the hybrid version of the Benz S-Class sedan, the S400 is by a mild hybrid system a 3.5-liter V6 gas engine. The hybrid allows Mercedes to maintain its profile, while using a V6 of a V8 or V12. The electric-gas combo a total output of 295 horsepower, through a seven-speed automatic Benz is particularly proud of it refers to as “compact” batter Engineers made this system as well-packaged and light as (Mercedes-Benz was able to fit the entire into the same space, at the base of the windshield, that housed the car’s standard 12-Volt starter battery.) The weighs only about 120 more than the standard

Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

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The S400 much smaller than it is. through the tight twisties of Black Forest, this cornered flatly and with It is as nimble and agile as its gas-powered Stability comes from Body Control, an active that continually adapts the tuning to the current driving The S400 features Torque Brake, as well as Crosswind both enhancing the sure-footedness of the Other high-tech advancements a pre-collision system, adaptive beam assist, lane assist, and radar-based cruise

The cabin of the car is as plush as the standard It shares all the same luxury including a new split-view driver which allows the front to watch a movie without the driver. There’s also a View Assist” feature detects pedestrians on the road The only interior difference is the hybrid gauge showing the of power between engine, and regenerative braking.

The S400 the look of the S-Class. Signs of its facelift include a more grille, revised LED lighting at the and back, and new mirrors, tailpipes, and

The Mercedes Benz S400 is a luxurious, fuel-efficient saloon lots of driving appeal. its steep purchase price, obviously not for everyone—but it is one more for uncompromising affluent buyers a slightly greener ride.

Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

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