2018 Mercedes S560e new plug-in hybrid

New Mercedes S560e surpassed the previous model in every single moment.

Rear-wheel drive Mercedes S560e debuted at the motor show in Frankfurt. Sales in Europe will begin before the end of 2017. By the way, this is the sixth model of the plug-in hybrid type in the Mercedes lineup.

The hybrid Mercedes S 500 e could surprise with its characteristics. With an aggregate mass of more than two tons, the car consumed 2.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers of travel, and carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere amounted to a measly 65 g/km.

However, in Stuttgart continued to progress and rolled out the restyled benzo-electric sedan Mercedes S560e, which in all respects is preferable to its predecessor. For example, fuel consumption in the mixed cycle fell to 2.1 l/100 km, and the amount of harmful substances in the exhaust dropped to 49 g/km. The changes are evolutionary, not revolutionary.

Mercedes S560 e – the most economical in the family of S-classes. In second place – Mercedes S350d with a supercharged diesel V6 2.9 (286 hp, 600 N/m), which in the mixed cycle consumes 4.4l/100 km.

The power train still consists of a gasoline turbo engine V6 3.0 and an electric motor integrated into the body of an automatic transmission (nine-step instead of the previous seven-band). However, the “v-six” now produces 367 horses and 500 N/m vs preceding 333 and 480.

In addition, the electric unit is also improved: if earlier it had 80 kW (109 hp) and 340 N/m, then now the numbers reach 90 kW (122 hp) and 440 N/m. Hence the best dynamics: the first hundred submits to the model Mercedes S 560 e by 0.2 s earlier – in five seconds exactly. The maximum speed remained the same – 155 mph (limited by electronics).

The sedan is equipped with the Eco Assist system, which helps the driver to drive efficiently. The electronic assistant builds a traffic strategy, receiving data from the navigation system, cameras and radar on board the vehicle.

Equally important for the plug-in hybrid and the fact that you can drive 50 km at one full charge, instead of 33. The lithium-iron-phosphate battery had been replaced with a more technologically advanced lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt design by the subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE.

The physical dimensions of the battery have not changed, but its capacity has increased from 8.7 kW/h to 13.5. In addition, engineers moved the power electrician from the trunk to the engine compartment, which increased the cargo compartment from 395 liters to 410.

 

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