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Mercedes Plug-in Hybrid Takes a Page from Tesla

LONGER RANGE, MORE POWER, WE HAVE OUR EYES ON THE NEW MERCEDES HYBRID. The third-generation hybrid transmission evolved on the basis of the 9G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission. The S-Class family growing, and the latest edition is something we're really excited to try, the new-generation plug-in hybrid. The Mercedes S560e has an approximate all-electric range of 25 miles. The S560e Sedan debuted at the 2017 Frankfurt International Auto Show in September and is expected to go on sale in the U.S. in mid-2019. Plug-in hybrids represent a key move towards an emission-free future for the automobile industry, and will greatly shape the next 15 – 30 years. The power electronics for the hybrid are now being housed in the engine compartment. Although the energy content has gone up by about 50%, the new battery is smaller than its older counterpart, making more room and increasing trunk capacity. KEY FEATURES: the on-b ... read more