Mercedes confirms 100 km of electric range for the new Mercedes S-Class PHEV W223

Mercedes S-Class W223
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The first Plug-In Hybrid version of the Mercedes S-Class was available on the former generation W222 in autumn 2014. A twin-turbo V6 engine and an electric motor delivered 442 hp and 650 Nm together. The 8.7 kWh battery was charged from a three-phase AC outlet in 2 hours and conferred a NEDC range of up to 33 km.

At the 2017 facelift, the name was changed to Mercedes S 560 e and the power increased to 476 hp. The same 3-liter twin-turbo V6 engine with 367 hp and a 122 hp electric motor drove the rear axle. The battery with a slightly increased capacity at 13.5 kWh gave a better pure electric range to 45 km according to the NEDC cycle.

Mercedes has promised that the second generation of Plug-In Hybrid models will have an increased electric range that will make them much more practical to travel without emissions over longer distances in the city. And they kept their promise. The new 4Matic Mercedes GLE 350 de is a diesel Hybrid Plug-In that combines the 2-liter, 190 HP OM654 diesel engine with a 136 HP electric motor, delivering a total of 320 HP and 700 Nm. The much larger battery, with a capacity of 31.2 kWh, gives a WLTP range of 99 km. We don’t think the new Mercedes S-Class W223 will have a diesel Plug-In Hybrid system, but it will most likely take over the 31.2 kWh battery from the GLE 350 de.

Thanks to the much larger capacity battery, as before, the new Mercedes S-Class PHEV W223 will only be available in the long-wheelbase version.

Even the new compact Plug-In Hybrid models A 250 e, A 250 e sedan and B 250 e  promise an electric range between 67 and 69 km WLTP thanks to the new 15.6 kWh battery.