Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Coming in 2014

11 months ago by Eric Loveday 4

Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

It was roughly two months ago when we first heard of an upcoming Mercedes-Benz S-Class plug-in hybrid via some leaked slides at an M-B presentation.  Now, Mercedes-Benz has officially confirmed that its flagship S-Class will indeed get a plug-in hybrid added to the lineup in 2014.

2014 S400 Hybrid

2014 S400 Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz’s next generation flagship S-Class was introduced at an elaborate event in Germany, but the S500 Plug-In Hybrid wasn’t present.  Instead, M-B wheeled out several plug-less variants of the 2014 S-Class.  That’s because the plug-in S-Class won’t be available at initial launch.

Mercedes says the plug-in S-Class, officially called the S 500 Plug-In HYBRID, will arrive in early 2014.

No details were released on this plug-in Mercedes aside from a tossed out fuel economy figure of this: “first S-Class with a fuel consumption lower than 4l/100 km (59 mpg US).”

We believe the 2014 S-Class plug-in will be able to cover approximately 20 miles in electric-only mode and that it’ll likely feature a V6 engine.  Beyond that, it’s all guesses.

We’ll have more details on the 2014 S 500 Plug-In HYBRID closer to its launch, which is tentatively set for sometime next year.

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4 responses to "Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Coming in 2014"

  1. bloggin says:

    The new S-Class is really nice. With most Fusion and C-MAX Energi owners reporting 100+mpg with a 21EV mile battery, 20 EV miles could do the same for the new S-Class.

    Which is also why I expect to see an Energi version of the 2014 MKZ, along with the new 2015 MKS.

  2. Tim says:

    Would this be available in North America, or Europe only like the Volvo V60 etc.

    1. Eric Loveday says:

      Most likely offered in US too…But it’ll be expensive for sure.

  3. zilm says:

    Guys, do you read twitter mentions? I’ve sent yesterday to you that Porsche will made all of their models plug-in hybrid http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/green-cars/porsche-go-fully-hybrid
    It’s much cooler than may be yes or may be not MB :)