Road Review 2011 MercedesBenz S400 Hybrid The Checkered Flag

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Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Road Review: 2011 S400 Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz one of the most powerful sedans in the with its AMG-tuned S-Class But that might not be good for those desiring the coddling of a superlative motorcar along the responsibilities of being a good Mercedes has heard the call and forth with the 2011Mercedes-Benz S400

What is it?

The Mercedes–Benz S400 is the marque’s largest production sedan available today. by athletes, and rulers, Russian and Oil oligarchs, the S-Class –  Sonderklasse  for who sprechen zee – refers to the Special that the S400 resides in. A or five-seater, depending on configuration, it is a “mild hybrid.” It features a generating unit and lightweight battery pack that in conjunction with the brand’s V-6 engine.

This hybrid is also both the least and least thirsty S-Class in the lineup – at least until S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC arrives in a of months.

What’s it up against?

The market is filling up. Currently, find hybrid offerings their M Hybrid, BMW with their Hybrid, and Lexus with their GS and LS models.

Porsche also shows up in the 2012 year with its Panamera

Check out the parking lot of the next debut in Hollywood and we bet you’ll more than a few of the vehicles above.

Any breakthroughs?

The most breakthrough is in class-above power a smaller sized engine. the S-Class Hybrid achieves V8 with V6 fuel economy.

Add to the normal items that a Merc a Merc: Active Assist, Active Blind Assist and an available Pre-Safe system with 100-percent in emergencies.

All these safety are amazing and welcomed additions to the But the truth is we think M-B’s dual-image video display is the behind in entertainment features, the driver to view the navigation while the passenger is viewing a

How does it look?

Muscular and are two words that come to Long and rich are a couple of Regardless of how you care to describe it, the Hybrid is a car with a commanding

Not as sharp looking as its S63 AMG cousin Affalterbach, due to the lack of spoilers and wheels and tires, it’s a vehicle that demands Can you imagine that? A vehicle commands respect? Amazing we have come to.

The front fascia now has the addition of LED lights in the under-bumper grille Also included is the body-colored panel, which accommodates the sun and roof. Other than the only way you could tell is anything other than a S–Class is by way of the hybrid and BlueEfficiency seen on the deck lid and the front Oh, and perhaps on the satisfied faces of the owners who have that look that says are saving money on fuel It’s tough being crust.

And on the inside?

Standard fare here, our interior was in black leather and brown stitching and our most favored in the world, ventilated and dynamically seating with massage The TFT screen inside the main features modifiable readouts, can be changed to show hybrid status, navigation cues, status, and Bluetooth settings. The in-dash monitor features a eye view, 3-D navigation display and the feature that splits the so that the driver could see information while the spousal caught up on the latest from

Eucalyptus wood trim form a waist rail the dashboard and around the interior. to the center console, they a feeling of warmth that automakers don’t get, with all their carbon trimmings. The rear seating is big enough to divide into rooms as families did on New York’s East side at the turn of the century. The only thing lacking is a refrigerator to go with the video monitors in the front headrests.

Remember, you can’t your house, but you can always in your car.

But does it go?

The V6 under hood is a 24-valve setup with a two-stage intake manifold. By itself, it 275 horsepower at 6,000 rpm. Its is rated at 258 lb-ft, which on between 2,400 and 5,000 A three–phase AC motor generating and lithium–ion battery pack 20 horsepower and 118 lb-ft of torque for a output of 295 horsepower and 284 lb-ft of Don’t try to add a+b to equal c. We’re new math here.

The motivation is mated to a seven-speed transmission that uses direct select gear or the steering wheel-mounted paddle levers. The suspension is the Mercedes independent set up with a four-link and a stabilizer bar in front with controls, and M-B’s Airmatic air system with adaptive while another multi-link with anti-squat and an anti-dive takes control in the rear. All the a speed-sensitive power-assisted rack and set up points the way up front.

Recuperative M-B’s version of regenerative returns energy to the battery on deceleration.

Curb weight for elegant beast is 4,474 Not as heavy as some others in the lineup, the S400 achieves to 60mph in 7.2 seconds and tops out at 130 The EPA says to look for mileage of 19 city/25 highway miles per but we were able to best on a few occasions.

A rather high takes a few minutes of getting to. But once underway, the S400 in a totally seamless performance you most likely will not feel that you are in a hybrid save for the badging on the dash and the energy screen readout on the monitor or in the middle of the speedometer. The allowed us to drop-gear the hybrid slower traffic on demand. It was a addition that enabled us to up a car that usually does not that sort of attention.

We enjoyed the ability to sportify the by touching a dash-mounted button, and if the road became too harsh, back into Economy/Comfort especially while running on roads around Boston. On the rolling hills of Cape the S Hybrid showed great manners while giving a firm feeling that to evaporate any hint of hybrid-ness. The end of a 65-mile drive from to Boston, through stop and go, with highway driving, had us at an of 30.2 mpg.

An auto system cut the engine off while at while the motor generating kept the interior cool, and the flowing. Take your off the brakes and the engine roars, purrs back to life. The door seal on this made sure that little in the way of extraneous noise was to penetrate the interior.

We wish all hybrids operated well.

Why you would buy it:

Even your blue-chip petroleum are outperforming everything else on Street, the gas prices at the pump are you.

Why you wouldn’t:

You come a family comprised of a long of sheiks and/or oil barons.

 bottom line

Hey, are tough all over, including the where fuel costs are no

For those desiring a reasonably large luxury car that you’ve arrived without out your oil company credit Mercedes–Benz has you covered.

2011 Mercedes-Benz Hybrid  base price, As tested, $101,745.


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