Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Coming in 2014


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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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.

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

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

Guys, do you read twitter mentions? I’ve sent yesterday to you that Porsche will made all of their models plug-in hybrid
It’s much cooler than may be yes or may be not MB 🙂