Name something the S Class Mercedes is not capable of. If you thought it is incapable of charging itself, you would be mistaken. A new plug-in hybrid version was the shocking basis for a press release on Monday. Yes, the previous generation had a hybrid version, but the new car has been engineered with hybrid technology in mind.
If the AMG S65 has enough underhood space to accommodate a V12 engine and twin turbos, a V6 and a motor/generator should drop right in. The new components share the same case as the 9G-Tronic transmission. This saves weight and allows the battery to send power directly to the axles. Also onboard is a 7.2 kW charger to keep the battery topped off.
With a rating of 13.5 kWh or 37 Amp-Hours, it can power the S560e for 25 miles of electric cruising. The 3.0 liter V6 is rated at 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, combined with 90 kW and 325 lb-ft of electric torque, it allows the big car to reach 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. If you need V8 power in your life, our dealers have several flavors of new Mercedes S Class for sale. The S560e is expected to arrive in the US by mid-2019, and we’ll have all the details here for you. Stay with us for all your Mercedes and S Class news.
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