Mercedes-Benz S 500 HYBRID - Side Angle View

Recently, Mercedes-Benz hit the market with their S 400 Hybrid, which is very successful and most fuel-efficient car in its class. Now they will present the new S 500 Hybrid at IAA Frankfurt.

The Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID can drive for up to 30 kilometres solely on electricity and therefore without producing any local emissions. The car has all strengths of a typical S-class: unique comfort, extraordinary safety and good performance.

The drive system in the concept car consists of three main components: a powerful V6 3.5 litre petrol engine with a next-generation direct injection system, a 44 kW/60 hp hybrid module and a lithium-ion battery with more than 10 kWh of storage capacity that can be recharged at charging stations.

The fuel consumption is unbelievable for such a big car. Only 3.2l/100km and emissions as low as 74g/km of CO2.

The Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds.

Mercedes-Benz are planning to put their Hybrid system in the diesel versions, which will be a milestone in car engineering.

Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID - Technical data

Combustion engine (petrol)
No. of cylinders/arrangement: V6, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement: 3.5 l
Hybrid module
Type: Permanently excited synchronous machine
Rated output: approx. 44 kW/60 PS
Rated torque: 250 Nm
Performance and fuel consumption
Acceleration 0 - 100 km/h: 5.5 s*
Top speed: 250 km/h
Fuel consumption: 3.2 l/100 km (combined)*
CO2 emissions: 74 g/km (combined):
*preliminary values