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Frankfurt 2013: Mercedes-Benz launches the S 500 Hybrid and GLA

Frankfurt 2013: Mercedes-Benz launches the S 500 Hybrid and GLA image

Text: / Photos: Mercedes-Benz Press | posted September 11, 2013 17:59

Details and Frankfurt photos of the other newly launched Mercedes Benz models

Aside from the separately featured Mercedes-Benz Concept S-Class Coupe, the brand also launched other models in Frankfurt yesterday:

 

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

The GLA signifies Mercedes-Benz’s entry to the compact SUV segment. It is the first Mercedes-Benz SUV to offer as an option the latest of the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system with fully variable torque distribution.

 

Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid

The S 500 Plug-In Hybrid is the third hybrid model in the brand following the S 400 Hybrid and the S 300 BlueTEC Hybrid. It has a consumption of 33 km/l and emits 69 grams CO2/km.

The hybrid system is composed of the 109 PS electric motor that has a driving range of 30 km, and the 3.0 liter V6 biturbo engine capable of 333 PS.

 

Mercedes-Benz S 500 Intelligent Drive

The first ever car that is capable of autonomous driving. The S 500 Intelligent Drive drove more than 100 kilometers following the tracks of pioneer Bertha Benz who made the first ever long-distance journey in a car 125 years ago.

The self-driving S 500 adapted to the different factors present in the traffic such as pedestrians, cyclists, traffic lights, and roundabouts. This is a milestone for Mercedes-Benz as it becomes the first automaker to ever produce such vehicle.

The Intelligent Drive package is now available in the new E and S-Class.