Earlier this year, the Mercedes-Benz car maker has revealed its S-Class model and now they have just presented the hybrid version of this model at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. So, this time we will say something about the new 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid. This model will be sold under the name of S560e.
The S-Class model is known for its excellent ride quality, handsome exterior design, lots of standard and optional equipment and solid engine. So, for the 2018 model year, this full size luxury sedan will appear with some small but noticeable changes. It will include some changes considering exterior design and more power under the hood of the new hybrid. The battery will be more powerful too. As well, there will be some upgrades in the tech department such as improved cameras.
The main competitors of the upcoming hybrid will be Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid and Tesla Model S.
2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid powertrain and performance
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid will be powered with the plug-in hybrid engine. It is going to be a gasoline 3.0-liter V-6 in combination with an electric motor and a battery. This electric motor will have the output of 120 horses and all together they will be able to produce 487 horses and 325 pound-feet of torque. The car maker has also improved the capacity of the battery without changing its size. So, instead of the old one of 8.7 kWh, the new Mercedes will receive the new battery of 13.5 kWh. The upcoming hybrid will have the all-electric range of around 30 miles. The top speed of this unit will be 155 mph and it will be able to hit 60 mpg in 4.9 seconds.
Design of exterior and interior
Speaking of the exterior design, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid will look the same as the standard version of this model. So, the changes in the upcoming hybrid will include a new design of the front and rear bumpers, new grille and revised headlamps.
The front fascia will feature new chrome grille with three horizontal slats and LED headlamps with three V-shaped daytime running lights. On the side, we will notice chrome trim around the windows, long hood and swooping roofline. On the rear, there will be quad chrome exhaust outlets. Generally, the new Mercedes will look very elegant and attractive as always.
Inside, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid will feature spacious, modern and very comfortable cabin. The buyers could choose between various options of wood, carbon fiber, leather trims. The front seats are exceptionally cozy, adjustable and supportive. Of course, the seats will be upholstered in premium leather. The dashboard will feature dual 12.3-inch touchscreens with navigation and infotainment systems.
As for the equipment, it will come standard with satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB, Harman audio with 10 speakers, HD radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ambient lighting and so on. Some of the optional features will be Burmester 3-D surround sound 24-speaker system, rear entertainment, panoramic sunroof etc.
Release date and price
The release date and the price of the upcoming 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid are still not available.