MercedesBenz S400 Review Electrified Flagship Yahoo News

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Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz S400 Review: Flagship

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the top-selling hybrid-powered vehicle the 50 mpg Toyota Prius at a modest a growing number of upper-premium models are available for well-heeled who want to drive a “greener” car nonetheless remains both and powerful. One of the latest entries in segment is the Mercedes-Benz S400, applies the hybrid treatment to the largest and most luxurious

The S400 is technically a “mild in that a small electric is used only to augment a engine. It never actually the car on its own (albeit only briefly and at speeds), as is the case with the and other more mechanically “full hybrid” models.

the primary means of propulsion is a V6 gasoline engine that a modest 275 horsepower. A 20-horsepower motor acts as a high-tech providing additional torque to quick launches and brisk passing abilities. Driving the wheels via a sophisticated seven-speed transmission, the two power sources the S400 feel every bit as as the conventional S550 version its 382-horsepower V8 engine.

The Environmental Protection Agency the Mercedes-Benz S400 at 19-city/25-highway which is tops among luxury cars. Though it may not like a quantum leap the V8-powered S550’s 15/23 this amounts to a 27 percent in around-town economy. The EPA estimates a clocking 15,000 miles per (with premium-grade gas conservatively at $3.85 a gallon) will around $450 annually an S400 instead of the S550.

Unlike most other which typically carry a premium over a comparable model, the S400 is the least-expensive version, though it still a hefty $91,000. Environmentally buyers will likely more that the car is responsible for 2.7 fewer barrels of oil and emitting 1.5 tons of greenhouse gases year than its V8-powered according to the EPA.

For example, the 2012 Buick and Regal models feature a new system that teams a four-cylinder engine with a electric motor and further an automatic start/stop function. the base powertrain in the updated just reaching dealer’s with an MSRP of $29,960, it’s claimed to achieve That’s on a par with many cars. The redesigned 2013 of the Chevrolet Malibu, coming next year, will offer its own mild electrification

Getting back to the Mercedes-Benz look beyond the hybrid system and it remains an S-Class to the This handsomely cast sedan lives up to its top-shelf with an effortless driving and a cavernous passenger cabin affords limousine-like rear It’s not as sporty feeling as its rival, the BMW 7 Series, but it delivers an of elegance and unparalleled passenger

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