10 hours ago by Mark Kane China is the largest market for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, so its not strange that German brand presented its new 2018 face-lifted version from Auto Shanghai.
However, with the previous model’s real-world 19 km (12 miles), we’d be comfortable betting the 2018’s real-world/EPA range will be more like 30 km (19 miles).
And the plug-in hybrid version of the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be equipped with a 13.3 kWh battery pack, which is nearly 53% larger than previous 8.7 kWh found in the current S 550 H.According to Mercedes-Benz, range improves to 50 km* (31 miles).
The new interior, as one might expect from a new top-of-the line refresh from Mercedes, looks impressive:
But that is ok for the rest of us, because the new offering is also a global product.
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Mercedes-Benz Offering Plug-in Hybrid Variant of New S-Class
Mercedes-Benz Offering Plug-in Hybrid Variant of New S-Class Mercedes-Benz said it will offer a plug-in hybrid variant of the new S-Class launched globally yesterday at Auto Shanghai.
SEE ALSO: Mercedes-Benz Shares Details On First Plug-In Hybrid S-ClassA few automated features are being added through Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive.
More plug-in hybrid versions of existing models is likely to continue.
Daimler’s ambitious goal of hitting the 25 percent mark of global sales from electric vehicles by 2025 focuses on battery electric vehicles.
The PHEV will join a group of powertrain options for S-Class including in-line six cylinder diesel and gasoline engines, plus a V8 biturbo gasoline engine.
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Mercedes-Benz S-Class can put you in the mood
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is recognised as the model that has historically debuted some of the most important safety features you’ll find in cars today.
Each Energizing session lasts for 10 minutes and is designed to adapt your mood at the wheel.
There are even special effects that flash up on the dashboard screen to represent the specific mood you’ve chosen, like rotating worlds that change colour.
It even tilts the car into corners at an angle to reduce the swaying feeling you get when you corner at speed.
It was the first passenger vehicle to feature anti-lock brakes, seatbelt pre-tensioners and a driver’s airbag.