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Mercedes-Benz Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID



The
Mercedes-Benz Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID concept is a luxury car that is set to emit just 74g/km
CO2.

The
experimental vehicle is a combination of a plug-in hybrid and BlueEFFICIENCY
technology. It can drive for up to 30 km on electric power, yet can also
accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in just 5.5 seconds.

The drive
system in the concept car consists of a V6 petrol engine with a next-generation
direct injection system, a 60 hp hybrid module, and a lithium-ion battery.

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Mercedes says
the technology will be included in the next generation of the S‑Class.

The battery
is located behind the rear seats in the boot and the car has an additional
clutch integrated between the petrol engine and the electric motor. This device
decouples the engine and motor in the pure electric drive mode.

The plug-in
battery can be charged at charging stations, which enables the S 500 Plug-in
HYBRID to travel up to 30 km on electric power. The rapid charge cycle takes
less than 60 minutes with a charging capacity of 20 kW. A standard charge cycle
at a conventional household socket with 3,3 kW takes about four-and-a-half
hours to recharge a completely discharged battery.

Mercedes has
also recently unveiled the Vision E 300 BlueTEC diesel hybrid. Like the S 400
HYBRID and the Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID, it’s based on the Mercedes-Benz
modular hybrid concept.

The Vision E
300 BlueTEC diesel hybrid combines a new 2.2-litre, four-cylinder diesel engine
with the 20 hp hybrid module that’s also used in the S 400 HYBRID.

The Vision E
300 BlueTEC diesel hybrid has CO2 emissions of 119 g/km CO2, with similar
performance to today’s six-cylinder diesel engines. Exhaust gas treatment is
handled by the combination of an oxidizing catalytic converter, a diesel
particulate filter and BlueTEC mit AdBlueŽ injection.