Mercedes-Benz Malaysia debuts the S 560 e: luxury plug-in hybrid, locally assembled and priced at RM659k

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Mercedes-Benz Malaysia have just debuted the new variant of their flagship model, the S 560 e. It is the first ever S-Class plug-in hybrid with a V6 petrol engine to give a total system output of 475 hp and 700 Nm. All these numbers mean the S 560 e is no slouch on tarmac; it can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 5.0 seconds, yet can coast with an all-electric range of up to 50 km. And if vmax is your sort of this, the S 560 e manages an impressive 250 km/h.

Breaking it down further into numbers, the V6 petrol engine produces 367 hp while the electric motors generate 122 hp. Power is sent to a 9G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission which integrates and connects the clutch, torsional vibration damper and torque converter lock-up clutch within the rotor of the specially designed electric motor, developed together with Bosch and part of the EM-motive joint venture.

There’s an all-new lithium-ion battery which has an increased capacity of 13.5 kWh, allowing the S 560 e an all-electric range of up to 50 km.

It is not all about efficiency. It is also about high-end luxury

As a member of the S-Class family, the S 560 e offers nothing short of the luxury and comfort than its S-Class counterparts. Interiorly, the plug-in hybrid is fitted with Nappa Leather, the Exclusive trim package and high gloss burr walnut wood trim.

It is also equipped with the Chauffeur package that offers a host of adjustment and setting options for the perfect and seating position. The Chauffeur package comprises the Chauffeur position front-passenger seat, EASY ADJUST luxury head restraint for the front passenger and footrest that is power-retractable on the front passenger side. The luxury plug-in hybrid model will also come with executive seats for rear passengers and multi-contour rear seats.

The plug-in hybrid also features high-end specifications such as the pre-entry climate control that sets the various temperature settings (air conditioning, heater, heated seats, steering wheel heater, armrest heaters, and optional seat ventilation) for maximum comfort prior to setting off.

Representing a key technology on the road to a locally emission-free future, the S 560 e is a testament to true embodiment of a modern luxury limousine combined with the latest technology and innovation. The latest model is a new generation of plug-in hybrid that offers customers the best of both worlds where it can be driven on battery power alone in the city and on the combustion engine when on long journey.

Mercedes-Benz S 560 e — RM658,888 (estimated)
– 3.0 turbocharged V6 with
– 367 hp (motor) / 122 hp (EQ) / 475 hp (combined)
– 700 Nm (1,750 – 4,500 rpm)
– 9G-TRONIC PLUS
– 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds
– Vmax 250 km/h
Hybrid system

– Maximum power electric 217 hp
– Battery capacity 13.5 kWh
– Max electric range 50 km

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