2012 Mercedes-Benz S400h: Video Road Test and Review

The Mercedes Benz S400 HYBRID is a four door five passenger green version of the German car builder’s signature full size luxury limousine.  The S400 HYBRID is powered by the combination of a 3.5 Liter gas burning V6 and a hybrid electric motor to produce a combined output of 295 HP and 284 lb-ft of torque being channeled through a versatile gas saving seven speed automatic designed for everything from relaxed cruising in the plush hip hugging leather wrapped barcaloungers, to quick acceleration (0 to 60 MPH in 7.2 seconds) by way of the paddle shifters and better highway fuel efficiency thanks to a pair of individual overdrive gears, as well as adaptive logic that adjusts the temperament of the transmission depending upon whomever is behind the wheel, and returns an estimated 19 MPG in the city and as much as 25 MPG on the highway.

The $91,850 Mercedes S400 HYBRID also comes with Benz friendly features like AIRMATIC semi-active suspension, Adaptive Damping System, Direct-steer system and Perforated front brake discs whose lightweight cross drilled brake rotors reduce parasitic loss and increase stopping performance.  The interior of the hybrid S-Class is just as well appointed as any of its siblings with Bluetooth hands free connectivity, Eucalyptus wood trim or optional burl walnut, a COMAND system that centers around a 9 inch widescreen LCD display with 40 GB hard drive navigation, the Harman/Kardon LOGIC7 surround sound system with optional upgraded Bang & Olufen premium sound system, optional panorama sunroof, SPLITVIEW front seat entertainment as well as a rear seat electronic distraction.  The HYBRID comes standard with a set of 18 inch 10 spoke alloys just like the rollers on the alternatively fueled S350 BlueTEC 4MATIC Sedan; however there are quite a few 19 and 20 inch options as well.
 
Similar cars are the Lexus LS 600h and the BMW Active Hybrid 750.
 
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