Mercedes-Benz S560e Coming To U.S. In Mid-2019


The PHEV luxury sedan will still accelerate to 60 mph in a fairly quick 4.9 seconds.

Customers in the United States looking to combine luxury and efficiency in a single vehicle will have a new option in mid-2019 when Mercedes-Benz will add the plug-in hybrid S560e to the brand’s lineup in the country. According to the automaker, it’ll carry an estimated all-electric range of about 25 miles (40 kilometers) on the US/EPA test. For comparison, the far more lenient NEDC evaluation puts the electric driving distance at about 31 miles (50 kilometers).

Mercedes-Benz S560e

The S560e combines a 3.0-liter V6 producing 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet (500 Newton-meters) of torque with an electric motor that’s good for 121 hp (90 kW) and 325 lb-ft (440 Nm). The combo can get the sedan to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 4.9 seconds.

Mercedes builds the hybrid components into the nine-speed automatic gearbox, and the entire powertrain now fits under the hood, which frees up cargo room in the trunk compared to the previous PHEV S-Class. A 13.5 kWh lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt battery (Li-NMC) feeds power to the electrical portion of the powertrain.

To maximize efficiency, the S560e analyzes navigation data, traffic signs, and the inputs from radar and camera sensors. Depending on this information, the powertrain decides the best times to enter the coasting mode. In addition, the accelerator pedal has variable resistance that indicates to the driver when the drivetrain would activate the internal combustion engine, which makes it easier to use the electric motor as much as possible.

Mercedes-Benz S560e

The S560e will come standard with some extra equipment that will also make the most of the hybrid powertrain. For example, owners will be able to pre-set the climate control so that the cabin is the right temperature before setting off. This will even include toggling the settings for the heated steering wheel and seats.

As it’ll be roughly 1.5 years or so before the S560e will be on sale in the U.S., Mercedes will hold off releasing details like the price and EPA fuel economy until closer to launch.

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Quicker than the Semi.

I just noticed “fairly quick 4.9 seconds”… ?
I,ve driven a classic Ferrari that was slower.
Then I checked how quick several Lambos, Ferraris and so on where back in time – and this (not to mention other EVs)would beat many of them.
EV people are used to too quick cars, when they call it fairly quick.
This is quick, and other
EVs are super quick. The new Roadster is extreme..

It’s not quick.
It can accelerate 0-60 in 4.9s in hybrid mode, not in electric mode.
If you want to run an ICE there are plenty of faster cars.

What’s the MPG of this 3.0-liter V6 when the battery charge is depleted?

in 4.9 seconds…

MB is making another great car for 90’s standard.

What’s the reliability of MB nowadays? BMW is pretty bad I heard.

MB is the same, the 2 i had the past 10 years were nothing but problems. Expensive to fix and unreliable is what i want in a car…lol. No wonder the gast majority of MBs are leased in CA.

Is this a US problem? BMW and Mercedes are average in reliability, if you count problems like sat nav, stereo and a lot of the extra equipment. If you talk about the chance of a mechanical breakdown, they are a bit better then average. I used to have an old VW, with no extras (no ABS, ESP, seat heating, Electric windows, AC, automatic transmission, and so on). It had a simple diesel engine, 4 wheels and a stearing wheel.. What could go wrong when regular maintenance is performed? So it lasted of course over 22 years, when the road salt killed it. Simple cars tend to have fewer problems. Unless they are poorly constructed. I had a Volvo with a gasoline engine that lasted over 22 years too. That was also killed by rust. The Volvo engine had driven about 3 times as long as the VW engine. I’ve seldom seen a VW engine with more then 500k km on it. Older MB engines lasted a loong time. Some MB E class cars had a real rust problem a decade or two ago. The doors in particular. In Norway where people keep the cars for a long time, due to… Read more »

A mini S class. How original. How fast in electric only mode?

Do they have plans to release a C-class PHEV that isn’t a joke?