The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class.
(Photo : Mercedes-Benz)
Mercedes-Benz is planning on introducing a plug-in hybrid version of its new S-class generation this September during the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.
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The announcement has not been made officially by the German based automaker but multiple media outlets like Autocar.com have been able to confirm the news.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in Hybrid will be an S500 which will emit just 70 g/km of CO2 according to Autocar. The average fuel economy of the model is expected to be above 90 mpg, in a combined cycle.
Thanks to a V-6 gasoline engine, battery mounted under the trunk floor, and an electric motor, the new model should be able to achieve around 15-20 miles on just electric power. The plug-in is expected to be similar to the Vision S 500 Plug-In Hybrid concept released in 2009.
The Vision is capable of going 0-62 in around 6 seconds, so the new S-Class should be able to reach that time easily.
Once released this fall, the new model will join two other S Class models including the: diesel-electric S 300 BlueTec Hybrid and gasoline-electric S400 Hybrid.
The vehicle's base price and further information will be revealed closer to its release date.
The S-Class should hit showrooms by 2014.
The news comes the same week Mercedes-Benz revealed this week that its 2014 SLS AMG Black Series will cost approximately $276,800 once it is released this summer.