Mercedes-Benz S 560 e

Mercedes-Benz S 560 e: The S-Class of hybrids

  • The S-Class has once again shown the way: The first model in which all the components of the current, third plug-in hybrid generation had their debut was the S 560 e (weighted fuel consumption: 2.6-2.5 l/100 km, weighted CO2 emissions: 59-57 g/km, weighted power consumption: 20.3-20.0 kWh/100 km)[1]. The modified components and the intelligent powertrain management’s new anticipatory functions give the customer enhanced electric performance and, last but not least, added convenience thanks to faster charging times. The efficiency of the 9G-TRONIC plug-in hybrid transmission and a lithium-ion battery in the luxury saloon are good for an all-electric range of around 50 kilometres. The hybrid drive system in the S 560 e combines the 270 kW (367 hp) of the V6 petrol engine with 90 kW of EQ Power to deliver a maximum system output of up to 350 kW.
  • For decades the S-Class has embodied the quintessential Mercedes-Benz car like no other model series. With innovative driving assistance and safety systems, the S-Class is also a pioneer on the road towards autonomous driving. Its highlights include:
  • Perfect feel-good atmosphere
  • Available with long wheelbase
  • Luxurious workplace in the rear
  • Superior ride comfort thanks to innovative suspension systems
  • Exemplary safety
  • Environmentally friendly performance thanks to fuel efficiency and outstanding aerodynamics
  • Furthermore, it is part of the DNA of an S-Class to present technological innovations that no automobile has ever featured in that form. Mercedes-Benz’s first hybrid generation made its debut in the S-Class S 400 Hybrid in 2009, with a 15 kW electric motor directly on the combustion engine without a separating clutch. This meant that the electric motor could recover energy during braking and boost acceleration, but it could not power the car by itself. In the second generation, the electric motor was at the transmission input and could run independently of the combustion engine (petrol or diesel). The first plug-in hybrid system from Mercedes-Benz came out in 2014 in the shape of the S 500 Plug-In Hybrid.
  • The hybrid drive system in the S 560 e combines the 270 kW (367 hp) of the V6 petrol engine with an electric output of 90 kW. But above all, depending on the level of equipment, it has an all-electric range of around 50 kilometres thanks to a lithium-ion battery with a considerably higher energy capacity. For the first time in the
    S-Class, the highly efficient battery system comes from the wholly-owned Daimler subsidiary Deutsche ACCUMOTIVE. The DC/DC converter previously housed separately in the luggage compartment is now installed in the power electronics housing. Despite an increase of around 50 percent in its energy content, the dimensions of the new battery are smaller than those of its predecessor.
S 560 e
Number of cylinders/arrangement 6/V
Displacement (cc) 2996
Spark-ignition engine rated output (kW/hp at rpm) 270/367 at 5500-6000
Spark-ignition engine rated torque (Nm at rpm) 500 at 1800-4500
Electric motor rated output (kW) 90
Electric motor rated torque (Nm) 440
System output (kW/hp) 350/476
System torque (Nm) 700
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 5.0
Top speed (km/h)[2] 250
Top speed, electric (km/h) over 130
Fuel consumption, weighted (l/100 km)[3] 2.6-2.5
CO2 emissions, weighted (g/km)3 59-57
Total battery capacity (kWh) 13.5
Weighted power consumption (kWh/100 km)3 20.3-20.0
NEDC electric range (km) 48- 50
WLTP electric range (km)[4] 40-43
Price (long-wheelbase Saloon) from (euros)[5] 118,137.25