Business Tycoons, Political leaders, Sports/Film superstars….you name them , and they’ve got one
And so finally , as a responsibility rather than a necessity, Mercedes decided to go GREEN with this super long, super luxury, super machine.
Last year, we all saw the rise of the BlueTec variants of all major models in the Merc line up
And now this year, they went a step ahead and installed the lithium-ion batteries inside the S class and made it a Hybrid with a promising figure of 30 mpg (wow)
Now that is quite descent for a car which is more than 200 inches long and weighs almost a mammoth 2.5 tons
Looks:- There are some minor changes, especially the grill which has got more curves than ever before. Then there are new LED head and tail lamp clusters and also some more chrome which is visible on the front bumper
But overall its very easy to recognize the S class…
Engine:- 3.5 liter DOHC 275hp V6 producing 258lb.ft. of torque coupled with high capacity lithium-ion battery supplementing 20-horsepower electric motor and an impressive starting torque of 118lb.ft.
Interiors:- All leather, some ultra electronics from the future with 40GB hard-drive GPS navigation with Bluetooth interface and Voice Control, 15-speaker Harman-Kardon LOGIC7 Surround Sound system with Dolby Digital 5.1, HD digital radio, in-dash 6-DVD/CD changer, in-dash SD card reader and the list goes on and on and on
The S class has more gadgets than a normal person would buy in his/her entire life…Its kind of too much becoz one starts to wonder whether this was supposed to be a car or some NASA control center? and add to that the driving dynamics which these days are all electronic and no mechanical (EBD, BA and some 50 more abbreviations)
Also has that braking regenerative system (remember the KERS thing which caused the biggest confusion in Formula-1 history)
Now , i dont even find it necessary to type all the things this car has, cos its got everything man has developed till date for cars and comfort.. so dont bother, the S-class has everything
Now , the point is – is the car worth all the fuss??
Answer:- Actually you can buy a Smart ForTwo along with a regular S class , and trust me u’ll save more fuel that way. But if you are here to prove that you care for nature the grand way, then probably the S-400 Hybrid is the only one for you…….so get it