MercedesBenz S400 Hybrid

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Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

The Ultimate Sedan For The Energy Aristocrat

Mercedes-Benz builds powerful, über engineered Autobahn burners for heads of and captains of industry, not fuel for penny pinchers.

But now the company the three-pointed star is using of its world-famous engineering prowess to its flagship S-class easier on a of unleaded. And unlike almost hybrid on the market, the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid isn’t more because it’s a hybrid — actually the cheapest S-class available. Moreover it’s for an $1,150 tax credit.

Pricing, and Powertrain

Starting at $87,950 the Hybrid is $3,650 cheaper the 382hp V-8 powered S550 and it a nice fuel savings 19 city/26 highway for the hybrid 15 city/23 highway for the conventional Under the big Benz’s hood a DOHC 3.5-liter V-6 worth and 258 lb.ft. of torque. But what’s interesting is the .9 kilowatt-hour lithium ion pack, roughly the same as a conventional automobile battery, sits in the right rear of compartment. This compact provides the juice for the disc-shaped three-phase AC electric motor the engine and car’s seven-speed transmission. The S400 isn’t a hybrid, it’s a mild so it can’t run solely on electric The electric motor assists

during stops and starts and acceleration. Like GM’s hybrid cars and trucks, the Hybrid’s V-6 engine shuts off the car isn’t moving and thus no fuel. The air conditioning compressor and the assist for the steering are electric, so function is never interrupted. on the gas and the S will hit 60 mph in 7 seconds and cover the in 15.5 with the electric chipping in to provide a seamless boost. When it’s to slow down, the electric goes into regenerative mode sending power to the Li-ion battery pack. the speed drops below 10 mph the V-6 is switched off. If the driver only light pressure to the
pedal, the electric motor/generator the car, step into the harder and the S400’s friction kick in. In reverse, the hybrid engine switching is disabled

The Eyes Have It

The driver can the S400’s hybrid system a monitor subtly embedded in the rather than on a separate mounted elsewhere on the dash. The show’s a bird’s eye view of the car and icons of the gas engine, electric and the Li-ion battery pack. arrows point toward the and battery when electricity is generated, red arrows lead from the motor and battery power is being used. The also shows the battery’s as a precentage. Beyond the hybrid a small Hybrid badge on the lid and what some testers described as a somewhat numb pedal feel, there is to alert your fellow club members that the S you’re driving is easier on than the 382hp V-8 powered or the 510hp V-12 S600. behind the wheel the S is a blend of Teutonic luxury car style and technology. Premium leather is accented by hand-polished Burl trim and a matching Burl wheel is available at extra While many cars are with dashboard mounted M-B’s COMAND system the driver and front passenger to two different images on the same For example, while the driver

is using the radio or navigation the front passenger can enjoy a DVD When the splitscreen is active, the still has full access to the system’s functions, while the passenger uses the included control and wireless headphones to their own entertainment choice. upping the high-tech ante the S can be outfitted with a “Night Assist” feature that the driver to more easily pedestrians, animals, etc. on the ahead.

Hybrids For The Well Heeled

the Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid the future of hybrid powertrains in sedans of the rich and famous? this is a good way to have caviar and eat it too: power on tap a huge fuel mileage It’s also a nice way to get a little tax break, something the astute are always on the lookout Paired with one of Mercedes-Benz’s new BLUETEC diesels, a project Mercedes-Benz already has well one has to wonder if the days of 300-plus and 30-plus mpg are far off.

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