Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At $95,325

JUL 3 2015 BY MARK KANE 30

Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz announced pricing of the new S550 Plug-in Hybrid.

This luxury vehicle will be one of the most expensive among plug-ins, starting at $95,325 (including $925 for destination charge).  However, that price is in line with the ICE S-Class, so no premium is being charge for the plug-in.

Official fuel economy isn’t yet available, but M-B expects ~18 miles of all-electric range on the 8.7 kWh battery.

80 kW electric motor is supporting a 329hp 3.0L turbo V6 to achieve 0-60 in 5.2 seconds and 130 mph top speed.

Categories: Mercedes


30 responses to "Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At $95,325"
  1. AddLightness says:

    Tesla killer

    1. MB says:

      LOL, the base Tesla model at $75k has a higher top speed, same 0-60, no toxic gas with greater than 20 toxic ingredients, no fumes. The Tesla is more sporty/tech, the S more luxe. Thank you for the laugh AddLightness. Oh and by the way in NA the Model S outsold the MB S.

      1. GSP says:

        That sums up the differences nicely. No wonder the Tesla S outsells the Mercedes S (in the U.S.)


        1. sven says:

          Not quite. In 2014, Mercedes sold 25,276 S-Class cars in the U.S., while Tesla sold only 17,300 in North America per InsideEVs (Tesla doesn’t break out U.S. sales separately). Mercedes sold an additional 1,094 S-Class in Canada in 2014, plus sold additional S-Class in Mexico.

      2. no comment says:

        this car isn’t targeted to the EV enthusiast, it is more targeted to the benzo enthusiast. the s-class is also much better appointed, as far as luxury goes, than is the model s.

        as far as sales go, i don’t know what you’re talking about: both benzo s-class and tesla model s sell at about 2,000/month, so the sales are comparable.

      3. philip d says:

        Have to add that the Tesla has more cargo space and is AWD. The regular S550 offers AWD but the plugin version doesn’t seem to.

      4. EVer says:


      5. AddLightness says:

        I’m glad you got a good laugh because my comment was 100% sarcasm 🙂

    2. RS says:

      Like the ERl, or better: the Panamera, same price same arguments for and against it: Should be same sales: about 75-100 a month. Maybe even lower, because those two are direct competitors.

  2. Ocean Railroader says:

    It looks like Mercedes Benz has deiced to go down to the beach and cover themselves in steaks and go jump in the ocean.

    The reality personally I think if I had the money to spend I would buy a Tesla. In that you get access to the superchargers.

  3. no comment says:

    i find the european PHEV offerings to be somewhat underwhelming. i guess they are just trying to meet CAFE standards because the range offered in these cars is about half the minimum range that they should offer to provide a meaningful EV offering.

  4. Speculawyer says:

    It will be interesting to see how PHEV versus BEV does in the luxury market.

    In the economy market, you can’t get much more than ~80 miles of range such that PHEVs like the Volt become attractive.

    But in the luxury market where you can pay $75K and get 240 miles of range plus free access to the Supercharger network . . . why bother with stinky gasoline, oil changes, smog checks, stinky exhaust, more repairs, etc.?

    1. no comment says:

      the kind of people who would want the s550 PHEV are people who would already want to buy a benz. the tesla model s isn’t really a “luxury” car in that it doesn’t have the appointments that you normally associate with a luxury car.

      “picture me rollin’ in my 500 benz” – tupac

      1. Speculawyer says:

        Tupac is dead. Will.i.Am drives a Tesla Model S.

      2. Speculawyer says:

        Jay-Z drives a Tesla.

        1. no comment says:

          he’s got a tesla along with his benzo and bentley.

      3. EVer says:

        T.I.’s wife has a Red P85 and i think this other popular rapper Meek Mill is getting a Tesla as well

        all these guys are influential in hip hop so it will be great if they do

        1. Steve says:

          Sure and they probably rip out the interior and replace it with entirely custom solution.

          For that money I’d pick a Model S every time but make no mistake it’s not comparable in luxury with an S-Class. It just isn’t.

  5. Alaa says:

    It is a very poor attempt from Mercedes to challenge Tesla. It is also an indication that Mercedes feels a potent threat. At any rate Tesla can and will lower the price too, especially when the price of a battery drops to $100 per Kwh. By then there is no chance for any ICE to challenge an electric car.

    1. no comment says:

      do you actually believe this stuff???

      1. Speculawyer says:

        Do you actually believe Tesla is NOT a threat to Mercedes? Tesla is not stealing market share from Honda or Chevy.

        1. no comment says:

          no, i don’t.

        2. Braben says:

          Mercedes sold about 1.7 million cars in 2014. Puts the ~20,000 S-Class in the US in perspective …

      2. Steve says:

        There’s a reason EV drivers are so fanatical. Moving from ICE to EV feels like going from a horse and buggy to a modern automobile.

  6. Brian says:

    When is the Volt coming out again? I would rather have two of those.

    1. Speculawyer says:

      Well if you factor in the tax credit, you could probably buy 3 and 1/2 Volts for 1 of these Benz cars.

  7. Nicholas says:

    meh..I’d get two used Teslas or ten used Leafs 🙂

  8. mr. M says:

    The S Class is far above the Model S regarding luxury. You can geht a hot stone massage in the S class seats, the place where you rest your arm in longer drives is water cooled… And so on.

    I think the s class will be electric only availabe when you can have a battery with 170-200 kWh and still sell for a reasonable price.

  9. Lensman says:

    An 8.7 kWh battery; yet another mini-range PEV.


    1. Mikael says:

      If you look at it the other way. !00 000 Mercedes Benz S-class buyers might opt to get the plug-in hybrid version for no extra cost.

      Making this planet a little bit less dirty then it otherwise would be.

      But for an environmentalist or someone interested in going green and/or electric as one of the main purposes? No, not the right car by a mile.

      And don’t forget the gateway “drug” of starting to drive electric. This will most definitely make quite a few owners want to have increased range or even go BEV.