2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Road Test and Review
Meet the World's First Mass-Produced, Lithium-Ion Powered Hybrid
2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid: Introduction
A growing number of luxury automakers are starting to focus on improving fuel economy, and Mercedes-Benz is no different with its S-Class which is probably one of the most unique luxury sedans on the market being offered with both diesel (S350 BluTec) and hybrid (S400 Hybrid) powertrains. While we wait to get behind the wheel of the S350 (which won’t be out until the 2012 model year), we recently had the chance to spend some time in the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid to check out its fuel economy congested city driving as well as its performance potential along some exciting, twisty back roads. Those who can afford a six-figure luxury sedan probably don’t feel the same pinch at the pump as most drivers, although saving money, reducing exhaust emissions and reducing oil consumption are ideas that everyone can get behind.