Case Study Of Choosing The Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has yielded multiple permutations over the years with the S550e Sedan one of the newest among them. This rear-wheel drive plug-in hybrid electric vehicle is now in its third model year, one of the few luxury PHEVs of its kind. What’s New for 2017 Light changes accompany the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e, a full-size five-passenger model. One new exterior color and an update to one upholstery color simply bring in coordinated floor mats. Other than these additions, the S550e returns unchanged for 2017. Choosing Your Mercedes-Benz S550e Shoppers will find one trim level in the 2017 S550e. The 2017 S550e offers 14 exterior color choices and five wheel designs, including 19-inch twin five-spoke wheels and 20-inch multispoke wheels. Inside, shoppers can choose from 17 fabric patterns and colors as well as six trims.…show more content…
You’ll also find push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, air balance cabin fragrance system, heated 16-way power front seats with memory, LED ambient lighting, a power rear-window sunshade, and an electronic trunk closer. The S550e is powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 gasoline engine and a 132-kilowatt electric motor. Power is sent to rear wheels by way of a seven-speed automatic transmission. This model makes a combined 436 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Mercedes-Benz claims the S550e will go from 0-to-60 mph in just 5.2 seconds. You have your choice of four operating modes for the hybrid system: Hybrid, E-Mode (battery only), E-Save (to keep the battery fully charged and use the engine only), and Charge (for utilizing the engine to charge the battery). A haptic accelerator pedal alerts the driver when the limit for all-electric driving has been

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