Mercedes-Benz S Class News

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560e

    The granddaddy of luxury automakers has announced its own fully electric luxury sedan, called the EQ S

  • Mercedes-Benz wireless inductive charging system
    Mercedes-Benz S550e wireless charging comes into focus

    The Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid's wireless-charging system will be based on Qualcomm Halo technology.

  • Mercedes-Benz wireless inductive charging system
    Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid to offer wireless charging

    Mercedes-Benz will offer wireless charging on the S-Class plug-in hybrid as part of an upcoming mid-cycle refresh.

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid
    2017 Mercedes S 550e plug-in hybrid to get wireless charging

    The Mercedes-Benz S 550e plug-in hybrid will get wireless charging as part of an upcoming refresh, an executive says.

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid
    2015 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid: Quick Drive

    The Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid is packed with some of the best safety technology and creature comforts you can get in any new car today, regardless of price. It also moves smartly, with an advanced plug-in hybrid system that lets you plug in overnight—or even for a few hours—and...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid
    2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid Priced At Entry Level

    With more than a handful of plug-in hybrid models scheduled to hit dealers over the next three years, buyers are curious to find out how those cars will be priced. One maker, Volvo, is positioning the plug-in hybrid version of its 2016 XC90 seven-seat SUV at the top of the range. But it appears...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid

    The 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid luxury sedan will arrive in the U.S. next spring. We've now driven a prototype of the U.S.-spec car, which is quiet, luxurious, and likely to carry a six-figure price tag. And it will be followed within a year by two more plug-in hybrids using the same powertrain: a smaller C-Class sedan, and a refreshed version of the current ML crossover utility vehicle. DON'T MISS: Three Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids On Sale By End Of 2015: S-Class, C-Class, ML-Class The basic powertrain is a gasoline V-6 engine with a single electric motor sandwiched between it and an...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
    Mercedes S-Class Electric Car Could Follow Plug-In Hybrid

    So far, Mercedes' exploration of electric vehicles has been fairly diverse. It started, logically, with the Smart Fortwo Electric Drive. But then it jumped to the other end of the scale with the SLS AMG Electric Drive supercar. The next stop could be the Mercedes S-Class luxury sedan, as the...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid
    Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In On Sale Early 2015, C-Class Hybrid Later

    While Mercedes-Benz and other German luxury automakers (Audi, especially) are betting on diesel powertrains on a larger scale in helping to make their lineups more fuel-efficient, they're starting to concede that to some luxury shoppers, plug-in hybrids are seen as a 'greener'...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid Live Photo Gallery: 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

    Mercedes-Benz is adding a plug-in hybrid to its redesigned 2014 S-Class range. Unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show, the 2015 S500 Plug-In Hybrid should be an impressive blend of performance and efficiency.

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid
    2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid: Plutocratic 78 MPG Plug-In

    The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid may not have a catchy name, but we've been expecting it for some time--ever since the marque showed off its Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept back in 2009, in fact. No self-respecting luxury automaker can be without a plug-in model these days. Rival Audi...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class
    Mercedes-Benz S Class Plug-In Hybrid Due At Frankfurt Show

    Mercedes-Benz is set to launch a plug-in hybrid version of its flagship S Class at this September's Frankfurt Auto Show. Previously available with hybrid and diesel variants in selected markets, the new plug-in hybrid--called the S 500 Plug-In Hybrid--will be the greenest S Class yet. Autocar...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC 4Matic, road test, June 2012

    If your daily driving resembles a New York City cabbie's--lots of stop and go--you should get a hybrid for best fuel efficiency. But if it's closer to that of a traveling farm salesman--steady speeds on Interstate highways and wide-open state roads for hours--you'll likely be better off with a diesel. That's our conclusion after a remarkable eight-day, 1,800-mile journey in a 2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC 4Matic. It's the new diesel version of the largest and most prestigious Mercedes-Benz luxury sedan. We first drove the car last October, and our early impressions left us wanting to test...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 Bluetec
    2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 Bluetec Clean Diesel: Quick Drive

    What can you say about driving a Mercedes-Benz S-Class? It's luxurious, smooth, powerful, packed with features, impressive on the road, and very, very large. Now you can add another adjective: green. While the S 400 Hybrid has been in the mix for two years, Mercedes-Benz is launching a clean-diesel...

  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz S Class 5.5L V8 AWD
    Five Reasons Why Mercedes Should Make an All-Electric S-Class

    Earlier this week Motor Authority reported that bosses at German automaker Mercedes-Benz were unwilling to confirm or deny the rumors that it was considering an all-electric version of its luxury S-Class sedan. The automaker has confirmed that a facelifted 2013 S-Class will hit the streets late in...

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC
    2012 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC Making U.S. Debut In Detroit

    Our cousins across the Atlantic got the new diesel-powered S-Class in June of last year, which we reported on back then. Now, on the eve of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz has announced that it will finally be bringing its fuel-efficient flagship sedan to U.S. soil. Set to debut at this...

  • Mercedes-Benz S 400 Hybrid
    Small, Powerful Engines: Four-Cylinder Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    We talk quite a lot about how global regulations aimed at improving fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions will lead to much smaller, more powerful engines. Latest case in point? Would you believe a four-cylinder Mercedes-Benz S-Class? Just to be clear, this is the big Benz. The one beloved...

  • Mercedes-Benz DiesOtto engine
    Mercedes Pushing Ahead With DiesOtto Sparkless Ignition Technology

    When it comes to advanced powertrains, most of the automotive sector has congregated around hybrid and electric technology such as parallel hybrids, range-extended electric vehicles or pure electrics. However, just a few years back, several automakers, such as Volkswagen, General Motors and...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid

    One of the criticisms of hybrid cars has historically been that there's no payback, especially given the cheap gasoline prices in the U.S. The extra money you spend on a hybrid isn't returned in gas savings, say critics. Well, that may be true, especially when regular gasoline is averaging $2.77 a gallon this week. But as we often point out, most people don't buy hybrids for payback--they buy them to make a statement about wanting to drive green. Nevertheless, a Canadian study has now looked at the question of hybrid payback in a country whose gasoline is more expensive than ours (roughly...

  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz S350 Bluetec Adds Clean Diesel to S-Class

    Continuing to diversify the green powertrain options it offers to buyers, Mercedes-Benz will add a clean-diesel model to its largest sedan line, the S-Class. The new 2011 Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTEC sedan joins this year's S400 Hybrid, which adds a mild hybrid system with a 15-kilowatt electric...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
    Mercedes-Benz Decides All U.S. S-Class Cars To Be Hybrids

    While our colleague Nelson Ireson was driving the (very un-green) 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in Mexico this week, he heard an interesting item that's much more along our lines. It is: Mercedes-Benz plans to sell only hybrid models of the S-Class in the U.S. when the next generation car arrives...

  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe rendering
    S-Class PHEV to Launch in 2012

    According to Mercedes, the next generation S-Class will launch with a plug-in hybrid model available immediately. As Thomas Weber of Mercedes research and development said in an interview with Autocar, "It makes a lot of sense to bundle the high-price tech option to the sort of customers willing to...

  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept
    Mercedes-Benz To Launch Pricey Plug-In Hybrid S-Class In 2012

    After lagging in development of hybrid and plug-in cars for years, Mercedes-Benz is now attacking the new technology with a vengeance. The latest proof: reports that it will offer a pricey plug-in hybrid version of its next S-Class large luxury sedan in 2012. The British magazine Autocar writes...

  • 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show GM Car Hero
    2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

    Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric...