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.
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.