Mercedes-Benz Malaysia isn’t holding back this year as it is not too long ago that they added three new cars into their AMG family. This time around they are moving to the greener side of the earth with their S560e. A car that sits at the top of its elevated segment with no match for comfort and leading-edge technology which puts them ahead of the competition.
The future of EQ is seen to take over the world in the near future but with the plug-in hybrid S560e, Mercedes is serious about making a statement in Malaysia.
Back in Stuttgart, this is their second plug-in S-class which has a new lithium-ion battery which is larger than its predecessor and Mercedes says that without its internal-combustion engine the car will be able to travel up to 48KM.
Even when it is supposed to be a green and earth-saving vehicle, Mercedes decided to plant in a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 which when comes to life will produce 362 horsepower and if that isn’t enough, combined with the electric motor the S560e will produce an impressive total output of 469 horsepower and 700Nm of torque which is sufficient to launch its passenger from 0 to 100 km/h in just under 5 seconds. Don’t lift the throttle and you’ll get a top speed of 250 km/h. The new S560e is only available in rear-wheel drive configuration via a 9G-Tronic automatic
Mercedes also says that the car will be able to deliver a superb fuel economy of 2.5L/100km thanks to the new 13.5 kWh lithium-ion battery which features 37 Ah lithium-nickel-manganese-cobalt NMC cells which are produced by Daimler’s Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE.
An S-Class is already a very quiet car but with an option to run without its combustion engine, the car will be even more peaceful to drive. The S560e can be charged fairly quick when its done with a dedicated wall-mounted charger which takes about 90 minutes from flat but if you don’t have the wall-mounted charger, the car can be charged using charging cable that works with regular household outlet but that will take about five hours to top the battery up thanks to a water-cooled on-board charger with a capacity of 7.4 kW.
Because of the battery pack, the luggage capacity shrinks quite a bit from the regular S-Class which the S560e only has 410 liters of boot space when compared to the 530 liters on the regular S-Class. Apart from that, the S560e will come with all the bell and whistles which sets them apart from the competitor. The driver and passenger of the S560e will be able to travel in extreme comfort and quiet while being surrounded by top-class leather and wood trim. Every detail in the S560e is finished beautifully and the S560e also comes with an extensive list of driver assist and all-round monitoring systems which helps the driver to pilot this beauty safely through today’s traffic.
The S560e also comes with a one-off feature which is the Eco Assist which enables the car to intelligently react to its surroundings and react to them in order to save energy. The Eco Assist will also be able to anticipate the journey up front by using its navigation data, traffic sign recognition and all the information from the system to provide haptic feedback on the accelerator pedal to encourage the driver to lift off and coast in the sail function. The S560e is even capable to redirect route based on your destination in order to produce the most efficient way to juggle between combustion power or electricity.
Mercedes S560e is truly one of their best vehicles for those who are eager to make a statement in supporting the concept of electrifying. This car is the best of both world be it for a petrol head or for someone who wants to help in saving the earth. The new Mercedes Benz S560e can now be yours for only RM 658,888 and it is CKD built.