Checking Out the 2010 Mercedes S-Class S400 Hybrid

Mercedes has finally jumped on the environmentally savvy bandwagon with the 2010 Mercedes S-Class S400 Hybrid, and like everything they do, they are doing it with style. For one thing, they’re one of the very first hybrids to use advanced lithium-ion batteries, which store more energy in a lighter package, so the low fuel economy doesn’t slow your engine down. The full-size sedan gets an amazing 30 miles per gallon with a 15-kW electric motor and a 3.5-liter V6 that puts out 295 hp. It doesn’t skimp on the quality of the ride, either — it’s still Mercedes luxury all the way through the styling and the drive performance, going from 0-60 in 7.1 seconds. All of the environmental savviness without compromising on the ride. BROWSE INVENTORY

You probably have not heard much about the 2010 Mercedes S400 Hybrid with all of the other automakers coming out with hybrid models. But Mercedes-Benz is happy to be in the background as long as the company is making superior cars that the most discerning and distinguished car buyers will notice.

That’s exactly what MB has done with the 2010 S400 Hybrid. Mercedes-Benz is the first automaker to put a next generation lithium-ion battery pack into one of its production hybrids. That gives the car more range than comparable hybrids on the market today.

In addition to that, the S400 is the first Mercedes-Benz hybrid vehicle to get into showrooms. Along with the hybrid technology, the MB S-Class vehicles also have a new look with a refreshed grille, new headlight clusters and new bumpers to make it stand out from previous generations and other models. And besides a couple small badges, you wouldn’t know the S400 Hybrid is actually a hybrid unless you take a look under the hood. The S400 Hybrid includes a 3.5-liter V6 engine with a seven-speed automatic transmission along with an electric motor mounted between the two. The hybrid system “never operates in electric-only mode the way the one in the Toyota Prius does” and the electric motor helps the engine and lets it shut off when the car comes to a stop. That’s something other hybrids just don’t do.

Check out the innovative 2010 Mercedes S-Class S400 Hybrid at your local Mercedes dealer today!