In our current submit in regards to the debut of the Mercedes-Maybach S 580e, we famous that the donor Mercedes-Benz S 580e got here out two years in the past, and we puzzled once more when our market would get a crack at it. The time is now. Mercedes introduced the S 580e 4Matic is right here at a worth of $122,500. Add the $1,200 vacation spot cost and patrons have to shovel over $123,700 earlier than choices. That makes the hybrid sedan $1,500 much less pricey than the model with the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8. The hybrid’s extra highly effective than that V8 as nicely. A turbocharged 3.0 liter inline-six makes 367 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque by itself. An electrical motor provides 148 hp and 354 lb-ft, for a mixed 510 hp and 553 lb-ft. The tally involves 14 extra ponies and 37 extra lb-ft than obtainable within the S 580 4Matic. The standard V8’s nonetheless sooner, although, getting from 0-60 in 4.4 seconds in comparison with the hybrid’s 5.1 seconds.
The S 560e was the final S-Class hybrid on sale right here, the inexperienced trim among the many earlier sixth-gen sedan lineup. That automotive made 469 hp and 516 lb-ft, its 13.5-kWh battery powering a 19-mile EPA-rated all-electric vary. Mercedes touts a rearranged battery placement for the fourth-generation hybrid system within the new S 580e that does not eat into cargo room or kill the pass-through. The previous hybrid trim sacrificed about 4 cubic toes of of the usual sedan’s 16.3 cu-ft. in addition to the trunk pass-through. The boast about trunk area on the brand new automotive comes partly from the truth that the brand new S-Class’ load space is about three cubic toes smaller than the earlier S-Class trunk, at 12.9 cubic toes, routinely making room for the battery.
Even so, the 21.5-kWh battery within the new automotive is bigger and is alleged to double the all-electric driving vary. The EPA estimate is not prepared but, however house owners will likely be taking a look at about 40 miles of silent operating. A 9.6-kW onboard charger is commonplace, an improve over the earlier 7.2-kW unit. An non-compulsory 60-kW DC charger will be capable of take the pack from 10% to 80% SOC in 20 minutes.
Sellers are taking orders now, and the sedan is predicted to succeed in tons within the first half of the 12 months.