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Mercedes’ New Plug-In S550 Underwhelms In Performance

Posted on August 17, 2015

Navigating through an urban canyon, skyscrapers to either side, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Hybrid glides along quietly, its air suspension smoothing the pockmarked pavement and the cabin insulating me from the downtown bustle. I expect these refined qualities from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but this one brings additional quiet, as an electric motor drives the wheels, leaving the engine temporarily dormant.

The S550 Hybrid not only brings a full hybrid drivetrain to Mercedes-Benz's flagship S-Class, it adds plug-in capability, letting owners charge its 8.7 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack from the grid.

For the full review, go to www.cnet.com.

Related Topics: green vehicles, hybrid vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, new vehicles, Plug-In Vehicles

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