Plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz S 560 e is ready for your money
Makes 350 kW from a V6 assisted by EQ Power tech
Mercedes-Benz announced the market launch of what it calls “the S-Class of hybrids,” namely the S 560 e plug-in hybrid saloon.
From the off, you should know the powertrain is available exclusively for the long-wheelbase S-Class. It combines a 270 kW (367 PS) 3-liter, V6 petrol engine with EQ Power which adds extra 90 kW (122 PS) of oomph for an overall output of 350 kW (476 PS) and 700 Nm (516 lb-ft) of torque.
Mercedes-Benz says the Li-ion battery “stores a lot more energy” which allows for a purely electric range of 50 km (31 miles).
Moreover, a water-cooled charger found onboard (with a capacity of 7.4 kW) allows users to charge the 13.5 kWh battery from 10 to 100% in one hour and a half provided they use a Wallbox at full power. If a domestic outlet is used, the charging time goes up to around five hours.
On the performance front, the Mercedes-Benz S 560 e can accelerate from naught to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph).
Fuel consumption-wise, the Mercedes literature mentions an average of 2.5-2.6 l/100 km. Also, order books are already open, with prices starting at €96,065 in Germany.