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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz is known for producing top of the line luxury sedans and more recently even SUVs and other vehicles for buyers with good taste and a lot of money to spend. Even more recently though, they've been getting into the hybrid vehicle market and trying out a few things, testing designs and engines to see if they can come up with something the public wants to buy.

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Mercedes-Benz S500 PHEV

The Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid is one of their latest entries in a short but growing line of electric and electric-gas luxury cars and it is surprisingly more of the same stuff you would expect from this manufacturer.

You might not expect to get the same zero to sixty in seconds kind of power you would see from a traditional internal combustion engine but it's here and it's quiet, a point which must be stressed. Some people rather like the loud revving and roaring of older engines but if you're one of those who prefer a quiet and smooth ride, the S500 Plug-In Hybrid gives you that.

Charging it is easy enough too since all you need to do is plug in the battery cable wherever you can find a standard outlet. You don't even need special equipment for this.

The car handles exceptionally well but the interior is a little small. Perhaps it has something to do with the engine block being smaller overall but it feels like the inside of the Merceses-Benz S500 is kind of cramped. They do make bigger vehicles than this one so that might be it.

There is enough room for a few people but not many more and if you're looking to cart anything around you're better off using the trunk than the backseat in this car. That said, the trunk is rather roomy.

Overall this car deserves a solid 4 out of 5, maybe more or less if you consider price points and the costs of maintenance for a luxury car like a Mercedes. It's everything Mercedes-Benz is known for but it's wrapped up a little tighter, it doesn't make as much noise and it costs a whole lot less to run on a day to day basis.

That is one of the best parts of an electric hybrid after all and it's a major selling point for this vehicle, though there are many other reasons you might want one.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

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