S 500 Plug-In Hybrid: The future of the modular hybrid system
The future of the modular hybrid system is shown by the Mercedes-Benz Vision 500 Plug-in HYBRID. This vehicle's hybrid module also allows driving in purely electric mode. The more powerful, likewise disc-shaped electric motor differs only slightly from the hybrid module in the Mercedes-Benz S 400 HYBRID and can also be integrated into the 7G-TRONIC housing.
This configuration leaves sufficient space for an isolator oupling additionally located between the internal combustion engine and the electric motor: It separates the two drive units in purely electric mode so that the combustion engine can be cut off completely.
Moreover, this configuration allows full recuperation without drag loss in the engine. With a certified consumption of only 3.2 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers and a purely electric operating range of 30 kilometers, the Mercedes-Benz Vision S 500 Plug-in HYBRID offers green technology in a fascinating luxury-category vehicle.