Faster and more efficient?
Mercedes-Benz released the performance details of the S500 Hybrid ahead of its debut in September.
The S500 Hybrid is a new addition to the line-up of Mercedes-Benz hybrids like the S400 Hybrid and the S300 BlueTEC Hybrid.
The German automaker originally thought that the S500 Hybrid would only make about 3.0L/100 km, but the vehicle was able to achieve 2.8L/100 km. With this, Mercedes-Benz says the S500 Hybrid is the “first luxury sedan with a certified consumption of below three liters per 100km.”
The S500 hybrid can even run on electric power alone for 33km and a 0-100kph time of 5.2 seconds. The powerplants used in the S500 Hybrid is a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 rated at 333PS and an electric motor rated at 108PS, giving it a combined PS rating of 441 with 650Nm of pulling power and a carbon footprint of 65g of CO2/km.
Moreover, Daimler and BMW have agreed upon creating and developing a joint project in making a wireless charging system for hybrid systems. Testing it on their vehicles will start very soon for easier use and charging for the S500.
It will be made possible by placing a second coil on the underside of the car and then placing another coil under the floor of a garage as an example. Recharging is possible even without the use of cables at a rate of 3.6Kw and 90-percent efficiency.