The next Mercedes-Benz flagship will be launched next year. The biggest and perhaps the most interesting bit of news is that the 2020 Mercedes S-Class will be 100% hybrid.
The current Mercedes S-Class will move to a new generation in 2020, as a proper answer to the assault of the all-new Audi A8 and the heavily updated BMW 7 Series. And there are more important novelties, beyond the Level 3 Autonomous driving capabilities.
According to the English magazine Autocar, the future S-Class will only offer hybrid powertrains. Utilizing the recent 6-cylinder in-line (petrol and diesel) engines and the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, it will combine these internal combustion units with an electric motor and also become plug-in rechargeable, in the process.
The future 2020 Mercedes S-Class will be able to travel about 100 kilometers without using its heat engine, which would represent a significant improvement over the electric range of current plug-in hybrids of the market.
You will however have to turn to the future Mercedes EQ S if you want to buy an 100% electric Mercedes limousine. The latter will have a platform different from the S-Class, although it will share some technical elements with its hybrid sister.