One of the leading carmakers will soon delight us with another excellent vehicle called the S400 Hybrid. The S Class doesn’t need special introduction so we will immediately move on crucial details. The S400 Hybrid will be the only vehicle powered by a hybrid engine. Generally, the next generation of the S400 Hybrid is similar to the S500 model, but with several features that differentiate the two. The 2016 Mercedes S400 Hybrid will compete against the Audi A8. Exact details about the vehicle are still filed under secrecy, but there are still plenty details to look at.
2016 Mercedes S400 Hybrid Engine
The most intriguing aspect of the S400 Hybrid is definitely its powerplant. As for the combo, it will consist of a 3.5 liter aspirated V6 and an electric motor. The 3.5-liter engine is able to kick out around 306 horses and 280 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor makes 23 horsepower and 100 lb-ft of torque. The total output of the combo is expected to be around 320 horses and 380 lb-ft of torque.
This should be more than enough for the S400 Hybrid to hit 60 mph in 7 seconds with top speed of 155 mph. Unlike its bigger brother S500, the S400 doesn’t can’t be plugged in since it has battery package that recharges during braking. Basically, driving in solely electric mode will be impossible. Fuel consumption is increased to 37 mpg on average.
Mercedes S400 Hybrid 2016 Interior
As always, the cabin of the 2016 Mercedes S400 Hybrid is meticulously designed and everything seems to be polished and refined. It is spacious, luxurious, and modern. A great number of latest technological features will find its spot inside of it. The cabin will be dominated by several TFT displays mounted side-by-side. Each of them measures 12.3 inches. As for the upholstery, leather will be used, of course.
There will be aluminum and wood trims to make it look more interesting and pleasant. Both front and rear seats come with massage system, they can be either ventilated or heated. As for the features, there will be Burmester 3D surround sound system, 4-zone automatic climate control, cooled and heated cup holders, etc. Of course, safety has been on first place, so the cabin will get a bunch of safety features including ABS system, steering assist, surround-view camera, airbag system, blind spot monitoring, cross-traffic assist, lane keep assist, and many others.
Exterior of the new Mercedes S400
The overall exterior design of the 2016 Mercedes S400 Hybrid doesn’t differ much from the regular C Class. The newcomer will ride on newly designed wheels, unique for this model though. Its front fascia will be occupied by a newly designed front bumper. Other than that, everything is pretty much the same. The trademark grille, the same headlight shape, and well-known Mercedes side profile.
2016 Mercedes S400 Hybrid Release date and price
Some trusted sites reported that the starting price of the 2016 Mercedes S400 Hybrid could be around $93,000. Of course, the price depends on the level of equipment you decide to buy. The vehicle will go on sale sometime in 2015.