Mercedes to launch the S 400 BlueHYBRID in 2009

Mercedes Benz are planning to market the S 400 BlueHYBRID in 2009. They say the hybrid technology in this car has been made possible by lithium-ion battery technology they have developed and patented.

The integration of the lithium-ion battery into the S Class climate control system enables the battery to work at optimal temperatures of between 15 and 35°C. This makes it Ppossible for the battery to provide long service life and maximum performance.

According to Daimler the main advantages offered by the new lithium-ion battery are its compact dimensions and its superior performance compared to conventional nickel-metal hydride batteries.

Mercedes S 400 BlueHYBRID

The S 400 BlueHYBRID consumes only 7.9 liters of gasoline per 100km. This results in very low CO2 emissions of only 190 grams per kilometer, a very low value for this vehicle class and power class, making the S 400 BlueHYBRID the world’s most economical luxury sedan — unrivaled by any gasoline, diesel, or hybrid drive system offered by any competitor.

Daimler says S 400 BlueHYBRID drivers will still enjoy impressive performance:

  • 220kW of power
  • 375 Nm of torque
  • zero to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds
  • electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h

Source: Daimler

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    One Response

    1. These are very good numbers:
      220kW of power
      375 Nm of torque
      zero to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds
      electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h

      And it will consume less gas? This is an awesome introduction to the market.

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