First drive of the latest Mercedes S550 plug-in hybrid
That is not a secret for anyone that the S-class of Mercedes is a choice of most businessmen in Germany and it is an icon in the auto industry.
The Mercedes S-class has its own rivals such as Audi A8 and BMW 7-series. However, everywhere in the world, people prefer talking about a black Mercedes.
The totally new Mercedes S550 of 2014 came on sale last year, but the carmaker has already prepared the updated novelty equipped with the plug-in hybrid set as well. The first S-class hybrid came on the European market.
The hybrid novelty will come on sale in the U.S. next year as a car of 2016 model year.
The powertrain consists of the 3.5-liter V6 engine and the 85-kilowatt electric motor. The powertrain produces the output of 436 horsepower. The acceleration is from 0 mph to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds. That powertrain works with the brand’s seven-speed automatic gearbox.
This is a more powerful variant of the S-class since 2009, which is equipped with the plug-in hybrid set.
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