2018 Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid is a serious business as it is coming as a range topping gas electric to pave the way for future green mobility luxury machines. As Mercedes has already presented the S 300 BlueTEC Hybrid and S 400 Hybrid, the new S 500 Plug-In Hybrid will be improved in efficiency.
As part of 2018 S-Class facelift, this new S 500 Plug-In Hybrid is suspected to bring interesting changes! Further hints of this new hybrid model can now be gathered as several spy shots of the prototype model has come up.
2018 Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid Changes
The mid-cycle revamp of the S-Class will bring forth new design cues in the exterior body. This might be specifically reflected in frontal and rear profile. Up on its front fascia, grille will wear new chrome accents and the hood will get subtle creases to add an aggressive character.
The air intakes in the front bumper are to get sharp cuts and LED headlights might remain unchanged. Around the rear portion, the LED taillights will be wrapped around the rear fenders and the tailgate will be revised as well. All in all, changes in the exterior design of this 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid will highlight the ongoing modern design.
One of the newest additions in the interior cabin will be the Thermotronic climate control which includes 12 sensors and 18 actuators. New wood trims will be used for styling in the dashboard, center console and steering wheel.
Other than this, its cabin of 2018 S 500 Plug-In Hybrid will remain pretty much the same as that of the current model. Expect its infotainment controls and AC vents to be reorganized this time.
Powertrain and Performance
Its powertrain setup of this 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid will consist of a V6 bit-turbo mated to the intelligent hybrid drive. As the existing S 500 Plug-In Hybrid already delivers impressive outputs, expect the new model to get 440 HP and 480 lb-ft torque. Achieving such output ratings might make 2018 S 500 Plug-In Hybrid, one of the brawniest PHEVs in the market.
As to performance, the hybrid powertrain might cater this upcoming model to complete the 0 to 62 mph sprint in 5.2 seconds or less. Fuel economy is bound to stay at 2.8 liters per 100 km which is approximate to 98 mpg (on a combined scale). This also corresponds to 65 kg CO2/km emissions.
This new Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid is also bringing along an array of standard safety features. Some of these include:
- Automatic High Beam
- Lane Departure Warning
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Blind Spot Detection
- Multi-stage Airbags
- Electronic Vehicle Stability Control
Price and Release Date
Experts suggest that this 2018 Mercedes-Benz S 500 Plug-In Hybrid could cost around $96,400 and come around the last quarters of 2017.