To an enthusiast, what matters is the engine that can perform, a V6 or V8 engine capable to churn 400bhp irrespective of its harsh environmental effect but what if there's a car capable to match the same performance and at the same time be eco-friendly. Well now, we have the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID. This luxury saloon carries a V8 engine, churns a power of 442hp, peak torque of 650 Nm, capable to touch the 100kmph mark in mere 5.2 seconds but what impresses us is the 65 g CO2/km emissions.
Intelligent Features Zero Emission at Electric range of 33 kms Top Speed 250kmph while when running only on battery the top speed is 140kmph Fuel Efficiency 2.8 litres/100kms LED High Performance headlamps and LED tail lights Leather upholstery COMAND Online, Touchpad THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control plus seat heating also in the rear, Memory package for driver and front passenger, Ambient lighting in seven colours
Intelligent Safety features PRE-SAFE COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS (collision warning including Adaptive Brake Assist) ATTENTION ASSIST, PRE-SAFE® impulse, Crosswind Assist and Traffic Sign Assist
Powerful and eco friendly engine 3.0-litre V6 engine with 2 turbochargers Displacement 2996cc Power Output 442hp Peak Torque 650 Nm Hybrid transmission based on the 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-speed automatic transmission.
108944.5 Euros, INR 86 lakh
Prof. Dr. Thomas Weber, member of the Daimler Board of Management responsible for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development said, "The S 500 PLUG-IN HYBRID is the first luxury saloon with the performance of a V8 and the fuel consumption of a compact model. The greatest challenge in this is to translate efficiency into superior performance. In this respect there is a highly interesting parallel with our successful Formula 1 racing car, which likewise has a turbocharged V6 engine and a high-tech hybrid drive."
Source : CarDekho