Mercedes’ first hybrid is also first with lithium ion CNET

4 Апр 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »
Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID

Mercedes’ first hybrid is first with lithium ion


After years of claiming blue is the new green (in reference to its diesel developments), Mercedes-Benz has a side step and introduced a to the market, the S 400 BlueHybrid. The modified sedan benefits from the of Mercedes’ first hybrid and the world’s first implementation of a ion battery in a production vehicle.


The lithium ion battery is only slightly larger a standard starter battery.

The battery, which makes whole deal possible, is in that it’s surprisingly thanks to lithium ion tech. The assembly is only slightly than a standard 12-volt car The small size allows the to be located in the engine bay, it replaces the conventional starter This underhood placement, as to a huge NiMH battery the floor or in the center tunnel, the S 400 BlueHybrid doesn’t sacrifice or trunk space in the name of

Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID

The modified V6 engine that the BlueHybrid has been hybrid-ized the addition of a 20 horsepower disc electric motor that is between the gasoline powerplant and the automatic transmission, which 188 foot-pounds of torque. The electric boosts the output of the gasoline but most of the efficiency gains are to the way the electric motor works the engine start-stop function. the electric motor working as a the engine can be shut off at speeds 9 mph and instantly spun back up it’s time to go back gasoline power. Working the gas and electric powerplants

generate 299 horsepower and 285 foot-pounds of and a pretty good combined economy of 29 mpg. The S 400 BlueHybrid somewhere between the Lexus LS L and the Toyota Prius on the gas-electric scale.


Inside the cabin, the S 400 gets the requisite drivetrain displays that most seem to come with days. Upon closer we see that the entire speedometer has replaced by an LCD, while the of the gauges (tachometer, fuel, and so on.) remain traditional.

Looking at the horsepower, torque, and economy numbers again, fairly obvious that the goal of the hybrid system is to the performance and economy as opposed to hybrid technology to new levels of It’s fairly obvious Mercedes hasn’t stopped in the merits of the diesel powered because they’ve essentially diesel performance with the drivetrain.

Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID
Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID
Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID

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