Looking for a vehicle that features the extreme luxury found in the S-Class and an ultramodern hybrid drive configuration? Then you could be looking for the new Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid, which also offer a distinct climate comfort thanks to its standard pre-entry climate control. It is powered by a three-liter V6 biturbo complemented by an intelligent hybrid drive.
This means the Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid provides a system output of 436 hp and 479 lb-ft torque and is capable of accelerating from zero to 62 mph in just 5.2 seconds. It can up to 20 miles on pure electric. It features a new high-voltage 8.7 kWh lithium-ion battery that can be recharged via the charging socket in the right side of the rear bumper.
Despite the performances, the S550 Plug-in Hybrid has a fuel consumption of just 2.8 l/100 km or 84 US mpg.
This S-Class model boasts of environmental certificates that provide evidence to its environmental performance across its entire lifecycle. It is certified with a life cycle of over 300,000 km (186,000 miles) and recycling -- making it more capable than the S550. It is likewise certified of being able to cut carbon emissions by around 43 percent (35 tons), thanks to external charging with the European electricity mix.
When renewably generated hydroelectricity is used, the Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid could cut emissions by 56 percent (46 tons). The vehicle’s plug-in-hybrid system is based on the Mercedes-Benz parallel hybrid modular system while its hybrid transmission is derived from the seven-speed automatic transmission.
It features a clutch integrated between combustion engine and electric motor that decouples the V6 during purely electric operation. When the vehicle is using combustion engine, it could move off drawing just like a wet start-up clutch.