Mercedes-Benz S-Class plug-in hybrid, now available with all-wheel drive

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is synonymous with the pinnacle of luxury and automotive exclusivity. At least that was before a few shady generations put the brakes on things. But many in the industry are heralding the W223 S-Class as a return to form for the moniker, and a new plug-in option with the company’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive can only help matters.

Mercedes-Benz unveiled a plug-in hybrid version with all-wheel drive, the new S 580 e 4MATIC, available in European markets, at least initially. The all-wheel drive option box can be checked for the short and long wheelbase versions.

According to official literature, the power output of Mercedes-Benz electric powertrain can generate 150 horsepower (100 KW) and achieve a range of 100 miles on your own. That would be more than enough in a typical town VE, but it’s an S-Class, and customers are demanding. The luxury sedan can reach 140 km / h (87 mph) with zero emissions.

Fortunately, the M 256 inline-six engine available in the plug-in hybrid S-Class will not disappoint, developing 367 horsepower (270 KW) on its own. New PHEV The latest version of the S-Class has enough power and torque to satisfy most business tycoons. The torque of 480 Nm (350 lb / ft) is available instantly thanks to the inherent nature of the power supplied by the electric motor.

An 11 kW charger is standard equipment in the plug-in hybrid S-Class with all-wheel drive. The brand claims that the S-Class PHEV is able to fully recharge when empty in about 30 minutes.

Customers also benefit from the updated Mercedes-Benz or MBUX user experience. Based on artificial intelligence, the Mercedes-Benz user experience system now benefits from the presence of the Zero Layer function, which eliminates the need to scroll endlessly through sub-menus to access vital vehicle functions. Instead, it brings together all the necessary apps, depending on the situation and driving conditions, offering personalized suggestions.

But what really thrills us is the addition of Mercedes-Benz’s exclusive 4MATIC all-wheel drive system to the S-Class PHEV. Now all that power and torque will be handed down by one of the most established names in German luxury. AWD systems. This addition should make for some real fireworks in tight corners and in non-ideal weather conditions. Starting at € 130,638.20 ($ 148,272.17), it’s priced at an S-Class. Check out the press release below if you want to know more.

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