Mercedes-Benz S-class Hybrid to be Launched in 2010
By January 4th, 2010Monday, January 4, 2010 13:44 on
Mercedes-Benz is planning to launch this year plug-in hybrid variant of S-Class, having great aerodynamic properties and improvements in its weight, which coupled with the hybrid drivetrain, allow the car to emit less than 100g/km of CO2 and boast a fuel efficiency of 80mpg.
“It makes a lot of sense to bundle the high-price tech option to the sort of customers willing to pay for this sort of thing,” declared Mercedes R&D boss Thomas Weber.
The manufacturer said that this car will have a level of comfort, safety and space, unlike other electric vehicle built on today’s technology, which might not have there features.
“Our customers expect a certain range and a level of comfort, safety and space; such things lead to a certain weight and that won’t mean a good battery range.” he said. According to the company, they will provide 25 per cent better economy than existing petrol motors, 25 per cent more torque and 10 per cent more power.
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