Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-in Hybrid Concept coming to Frankfurt
At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz will show off its new 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid. Next to the S400 Hybrid, Mercedes-Benz will show a new concept called the Vision S500 HYBRID, a plug-in hybrid version of the large luxury sedan.
“The Vision S 500 HYBRID is a new milestone on our path toward zero-emission mobility,” said CEO Dr. Dieter Zetsche. “It is a luxurious and safe S-Class vehicle that offers superior driving performance while at the same time consuming less fuel than current compacts. All of this shows that our top models will also be able to combine automotive fascination with responsibility for the environment.”
The concept will feature a V6 gasoline powered engine mated to a lithium-ion battery pack with a storage capacity of more than 10 kWh. That will allow the Vision S500 HYBRID to travel 19 miles on electric power alone. After the battery has been depleted, a 60-hp hybrid module will help out the V6 engine provide additional mileage. 0 to 62 mph is expected to come in a short 5.5 seconds with fuel-economy estimated at 3.2L/100km (73.5 mpg in U.S. terms) while emitting 74 grams of CO2/100km.
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Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 HYBRID Concept:
– By: Kap Shah
Source: Mercedes-Benz (via WCF)