By May 23, 2013 Read More →

Mercedes-Benz S-Class model range includes four engines

MB S-Class_06In its first year the new S-Class line-up features two hybrid versions, a petrol model and a diesel variant. S 400 HYBRID, S 500, S 350 BlueTEC and S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID. All the engines already meet the requirements of the Euro-6 emissions standard. In the S 300 BlueTEC HYBRID, Mercedes-Benz has combined the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine developing 150 kW (204 hp) with a powerful hybrid module. Its 15 kW electric motor, positioned between the internal combustion engine and the 7-speed automatic transmission, assists the diesel engine when the car is accelerating (boost effect) and, in alternator mode, is used for the recuperation of braking energy, although it is also suitable for driving under electric power alone.

The new S 400 HYBRID boasts NEDC (combined) fuel consumption of just 6.3 litres per 100 kilometres – a reduction of 20 percent compared to the preceding model. The CO2 emissions figure of 147 grams per kilometre is likewise a new record in this vehicle segment. These exemplary figures are coupled with outstanding performance potential. The petrol engine develops 225 kW (306 hp) – and the electric motor adds another 20 kW. The peak torque is 370 Nm (+250 Nm). The S 400 HYBRID accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6,8 seconds and reaches an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.

The V8 biturbo unit in the S 500 has a displacement of 4663 cc and an output of 335 kW (455 hp), making it more powerful than its 320 kW (435 hp) predecessor. Its peak torque is 700 Nm, while NEDC fuel consumption is just 8,6 litres per 100 km (premium unleaded), 0,7 litres per 100 km lower than its predecessor. CO2 emissions are 199 g/km. The S 500 sprints from zero to 100 km/h in an impressive 4,8 seconds. Its top speed is 250 km/h (electronically limited).

The V6 diesel engine in the S 350 BlueTEC has a displacement of 2987 cc, an output of 190 kW (258 hp) and a torque of 620 Nm. Its combined fuel consumption of 5,5 or 5,6 litres per 100 kilometres makes it the world’s most economical V6 diesel and puts it on a par with the previous four-cylinder S 250 CDI model. The S 350 BlueTEC has CO2 emissions of 146 or 148 grams per kilometre (short/long wheelbase). All new S-Class models feature the 7G-Tronic Plus automatic transmission with Direct Select lever as standard.