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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

  • 2018 BMW 530e iPerformance wireless charging
    BMW, Mercedes to offer wireless-charging options for plug-in hybrids next year

    Every one of the modern electric cars on the market for almost seven years requires plugging in a cord to recharge the battery using grid electricity. Inserting the cord into the socket takes just a few seconds, and most cars today are charged overnight. But soon there will be another option...

  • 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

    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 Mercedes-Benz is taking a different tack, with the plug-in hybrid version of its S550 full-size luxury sedan priced the same as a gasoline S 550. DON'T MISS: 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive The price had escaped our notice until an article yesterday from Cars Direct brought it to...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid
    2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid: First Drive

    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...

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid
    Three Mercedes Plug-In Hybrids On Sale By End Of 2015: S-Class, C-Class, ML-Class

    The first wave of electric cars and plug-in hybrids has been largely centered on smaller vehicles, mostly from mass-market brands (Tesla excepted). Four years later, German luxury makers are entering the fray--and the plug-in cars and utility vehicles they sell will markedly expand the offerings on...

  • 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

    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 might see diesel as the future of luxury and sport sedans, but Mercedes joins fellow Stuttgart automaker Porsche in offering a plug-in version of its high-end sedan. Performance is as important as economy, here. On that front, the S500 does well. The power source is a turbocharged 3.0-liter, V-6...

  • 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
    2012 Mercedes-Benz S 350 BlueTEC: One Week In 32-MPG Diesel Luxury Sedan

    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...

  • 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

    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 of burgermeisters for half a century, the symbol that you've arrived, that you can afford--and deserve--the biggest Mercedes-Benz sedan they make. Four cylinders? Really? Yup. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz S 250 CDI uses a 204-horsepower 2.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine. It's the first...

  • 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
    Only One Hybrid Car Pays Back Its Owners; Know Which One?

    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...

  • 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...

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