The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid drives green but rides in style. Step inside this revolutionary vehicle and you'll see what the automaker means when it says, "The best or nothing." The cabin is palatial, but finely detailed, and set among the latest in technology. You'll immediately note the vehicle's hand-stitched leather, brushed aluminum accents, and top-flight craftsmanship. You'll experience an interior temperature you preset on your phone — before you've even entered the car. And you'll be riding with the most advanced safety systems in the world: technologies designed to help keep you in your lane, alert at the wheel, and a safe distance from the car in front of you. But this Mercedes-Benz is also a plug-in hybrid. Sometimes it is easy being green.1. Plugs into an ordinary socket.
An intelligent on-board system makes charging easy — you can do it from any conventional household power socket in fewer than three hours. An automatic lock also ensures that your power cord won't get accidentally yanked out. In the future it will be even easier and faster to charge the S-Class Plug-In Hybrid; you'll be able to use fast, "cableless" inductive charging.2. Makes your world exactly like you want it.
Set among the cabin's hand-stitched leather and exotic woods are unheard of features, such as a fragrance system that can fill the car with a subtle aroma. It also has a multizone LED ambient lighting system with seven color options for the storage areas, footwells, and even the instrument displays. Those are just a few of the ways the S-Class Plug-In Hybrid lets drivers change the environment and maybe even relieve stress while they're on the road. Comfort is paramount with the S-Class Plug-In Hybrid. It even allows drivers to use the automatic climate control to preset the cabin temperature they prefer from their phones — before they open the car door.3. You can choose how you want to go: hybrid, gas, or electric.
The S-Class Plug-In Hybrid drives the way you want it to — and it's going to automatically make your choice as efficient as possible. With the transmission-mode switch, you can select from four driving modes: Hybrid (drive with gas and electric sharing the duties), E-Mode (use only the electric motor), E-Save (you can disengage the electric motor), and Charge (charge the car in fewer than three hours).4. Expect top performance from this engine.
The engine is a turbocharged V6 with a high-tech hybrid drive — just like the Mercedes-Benz Formula 1 racing car. This car may sip gas like a 4-cylinder, but it rides like a V8, with a system output of 436 horsepower and a 0-to-62 mph time of 5.2 seconds.5. Makes great driving easy.
In all, driving the new S-Class Plug-In Hybrid is simple: Just turn it on and press the accelerator. It can automatically select the ideal driving mode and adapts to the battery status and traffic. Or you can drive it the way you want, setting the mode manually. It's now time to enjoy the revolution — in comfort and style.
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