2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid is Finally Revealed
2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be available in plug-in hybrid variant. It means that you will get a brand new car that offers luxury and efficiency in driving. Mercedes understands that they can not stick to the petrol gas or diesel engine for a long time, this is the reason Mercedes equips the S-Class series with Plug-in Hybrid system as the additional engine. This innovative idea comes up as the issue about the danger of diesel engine arise in US marketplace. As we know that VW, which is also Germany car maker, has been proven guilty because they try to hack the emission test system by installing software detector.
No wonder, in order to gain the trust of North American consumer and introducing the new technology, Mercedes releases the S-Class series with hybrid engine. This is also can be a prove that Mercedes is participating to keep the environment clean by using low emission engine system. Let’s take a look at the specification of 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid’s engine.
Engine and Transmission
The main power of this sedan comes out from 3.6-liter Turbocharged V-6 petrol gas engine that deliver up to 350 horsepower with more than 280 lb –ft of torque. And as additional options, there will be plug-in hybrid electric engine that can produce up to 84 kWh. As the result, both of those engines can produce up to 440 horsepower and you can drive as fast as you can without being afraid about the emission and fuel consumption of 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid.
The 8.7 kWh Lithium-ion Battery is located on the rear side. It will work together with Rear Wheel Drive system to support the main engine. Mercedes offers 7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission so you will be easier in driving for a long journey or short distance on the city. Plus, you will get an excellent acceleration with this car as you can start from 0 and reach 60 mph in 5.2 seconds.
Safety Features of 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid
Mercedes is not only offering a high-quality engine system but also they will give you high-rating safety features. It offers regenerative braking system that will ensure you to slow down safely. There will be Cross Traffic Assist with BAS Plus that will inform you about the situation around. The Active Lane Keeping Assist will keep you drive on the right position of the road. Plus, it has Pedestrian Recognition that will analyse the pedestrian around and it is integrated with Pre-Safe Brake system as well. It will minimize the chance of hitting the pedestrian on the crowded city street. All of those high-level of safety features are given to assist the driver to control this luxury car.
Price and Release Date
You must be shocked with the price offered by Mercedes for this smart efficient car. It’s no more than $ 100,000 as the MSRP for 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid is approximate $ 93,000 on the marketplace. Well, I think it is worth to spend your budget at that range to bring home 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid.