The car, there will be more electrification coming aside from the standard mild-hybrid powertrains.is here, and it’s definitely out to drive home its ultra luxurious and technology chops. While we’ve already gone into detail surrounding the standard
Mercedes-Benz mentioned an S-Class plug-in hybrid variant coming next year and touted a range around 100 kilometers to boot, or roughly 62 miles. The estimate is measured via the European WLTP cycle, so a real-world range will likely dip a little lower. And right now, it’s not entirely clear if the plug-in hybrid S-Class will even come to the US. A Mercedes-Benz USA spokesperson told Roadshow the company hasn’t “communicated anything regarding S-Class plug-in hybrids variants for the US at this time.”
However, the plug-in hybrid will wear the S580e name, WardsAuto reported Wednesday. Mercedes-Benz USA did not confirm the name or associated reported details, but curiously included dozens of photos of the sedan with the standard S-Class’ announcement. A Daimler representative did not immediately return our request for comment on the information.
According to the publication, the S580e plug-in hybrid will sport a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, which makes up the S500’s base powertrain, but a single electric motor and 28 kilowatt-hour battery will augment things. The electrified goods should make for a combined output of 510 horsepower.
And that’s all we know so far. We’ll simply need to wait for more information when Mercedes-Benz is ready to share more. But for now, we can take in the luxurious opulence that is the 2021 S-Class, set for sale early next year.