2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 9 April 2009 , 19:04:25 byDan

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Mercedes-Benz S-Class Facelift

German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is presenting now the new 2009 S-Class. The technology highlights include the first standard production hybrid drive in the world with a lithium-ion battery in the S 400 HYBRID. The model has a fuel consumption of 7.9 liters per 100 km and the CO2 emission level reaches 186 g/km. The S 350 BlueEFFICIENCY has a fuel consumption of 7.6 liters of diesel and it is one of the most efficient models in the luxury segment. Moving on we have the S 400 Hybrid which is the first production vehicle in the world to feature a hybrid drive with a lithium-ion battery. This makes the model the most economical petrol-engineered luxury saloon in this S-Class. The S 400 Hybrid is the first car to be designed on the basis of the highly intelligent modular concept developed by Mercedes-Benz to give its customers the best hybrid solution for their requirements. The model receives power from a 3.5-liter petrol engine capable of generating 279 horsepower and from an electric motor that produces another 20 horsepower and 160 Nm of torque. It has as base the S 350 and features a modified drive train. This means a further development of the 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine, an additional magneto-electric motor, the 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission specially configured for the hybrid module, the voltage converter and the lithium-ion battery. Beside the trailblazing hybrid of the S 400 Hybrid, the range of engines for the 2009 S-Class contains 8 other powerful units: two diesel variants and six petrol engines with 6-, 8- and 12-cylinders. A world-first combination of state-of-the-art assistance and protection systems is available for the 2009 S-Class. Many of these systems are also available in the new S-Class. The modified design reflects the effortless superiority and power of the S-Class Saloon.