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Mercedes-Benz Bringing A Hybrid Option To The S-Class

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2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept

2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept

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Just a couple of weeks ago, we discussed Mercedes-Benz's plan to retool its popular CL model into a new S-Class coupe. Now we've gotten word that the next-gen S-Class will offer even more features, including a hybrid option on the S-Class sedan. The system will be similar to that shown at Frankfurt last fall in the  Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept, which paired a 3.5-liter V-6 combustion engine and a lithium-ion battery pack. The hybrid sedan is expected to earn around 70 mpg and hit 60 mph in under six seconds.  For more details, check Viknesh Vijayenthiran's report at MotorAuthority.

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  1. Isnt' there already an S class hybrid?
     
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  2. It's been planned for the 2010 model year, though the tech seems to have been tweaked over time: http://blogs.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1019925_2009-new-york-auto-show-2010-mercedes-benz-s-class-goes-hybrid
     
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