Mercedes-Benz S 560 e plug-in hybrid now has up to 50 km of electric range

By:   Fedora Atjeh Fedora Atjeh   |   September 13, 2017
Mercedes-Benz S 560 e

It was unveiled at the Shanghai and even have already tried, but the new generation of Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a new member just presented in Frankfurt: the plug-in hybrid or S 560 e, which succeeds the previous S 500 ey adds to the wide range of plug-in versions of the house (GLC, GLE, Class E, etc ...).

The key to this Mercedes-Benz S 560 and is combining a heat engine 3.0 liter V6 367 hp and 500 Nm, with an electric motor of 90 kW (121 hp) and 440 Nm and a lithium ion battery 13, 5 kWh, something smaller and with greater energy capacity than before. The result is an electric range of 50 kilometers.

The battery created by the subsidiary Accumotive Daimler allows the boot pass 395-410 liters, but especially greater autonomy, and the cells thereof are made of lithium and a mixture of nickel, manganese and cobalt (Li-NMC), while the former was lithium, iron and phosphate (LiFePo), and this means that each cell has a greater capacity 37 Ah instead of 22 Ah.

Mercedes-Benz S 560 e

The 9G-Tronic automatic torque converter, clutch and electric motor (developed by Bosch), are integrated in the same set, and Mercedes-Benz announces the following figures: 0-100 km / h in 5 seconds, 250 km / h of maximum speed, an electric consumption of 15.5 kWh and an approved consumption of fuel of 2.1 liters to the hundred kilometers.

The integrated 7.2 kW charger allows quick charging if done through a Mercedes-Benz Wallbox, although the brand has not provided information on charging times.

The so-called ECO Assist model can bring economical driving by posting notices for the driver to release the throttle in situations where it is not necessary to keep: reaching a new speed limit at a crossroads, a downhill, etc .. It also includes power steering, power recovery and other functions.

Mercedes-Benz S 560 e

Mercedes-Benz S 560 e

The haptic pedal, which already had the previous one, offers resistance precisely to help you in a driving saving. For example, push up when you think that you should release the accelerator, or it indicates the limit of the electric mode marking a point of hardness in the own pedal, that if we surpass it will put into action to the thermal engine.

Finally, between the equipment of the S 560 and it highlights the pre-entry, which facilitates the passenger compartment reaches a desired temperature (not only by the air conditioner, but also through the seats or steering wheel heating) before we get air conditioning to vehicle-the time can be indicated by the Mercedes me- application.

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