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Discover the future of mobility.

Discover the future of mobility.

Plug-in hybrid


PLUG-IN HYBRID. Powering ahead.     

Impressive range and extremely low emissions.

The plug-in hybrid is powered by electric motor and combustion engine. In addition to recuperation, the HV lithium-ion battery can be charged at a socket or charging station, so that even longer stretches can be covered on electric power only.

Plug-in hybrid


PLUG-IN HYBRID. Powering ahead.     

Impressive range and extremely low emissions.

The plug-in hybrid is powered by electric motor and combustion engine. In addition to recuperation, the HV lithium-ion battery can be charged at a socket or charging station, so that even longer stretches can be covered on electric power only.

Find out more about the plug-in hybrid drive system from Mercedes-Benz.

Charging socket

The high-voltage lithium-ion battery can be charged externally via a charging socket on the right-hand side of the rear bumper.

Thanks to an intelligent on-board charging system, you can charge the battery through a wallbox, through a normal domestic socket or at one of the public charging points that are becoming an increasingly common sight.

HV lithium-ion battery

Depending on the model, a fully charged battery allows an all-electric, locally emission-free range of over 30 km.

Hybrid transmission including electric motor

The electric motor and an additional decoupler between the combustion engine and electric motor are completely integrated into the hybrid head of the standard-specification 9G-TRONIC 9-speed automatic transmission.

Internal combustion engine

Depending on the model, four- or six-cylinder spark-ignition engines are combined with hybrid modules and batteries with different performance ratings.

If required, the output of the combustion engine is supported by the electric motor – for an extra boost when accelerating. The result is performance that combines driving pleasure and comfort with minimal consumption and low emissions.

Recuperative brake system

Recuperation allows energy to be recovered when decelerating and braking.

The greatest potential for consumption reduction in hybrid drive systems lies in the maximisation of energy recovery when decelerating and braking. When you press down on the brake pedal, the electric motor initially takes on the task of decelerating the vehicle, acting as an alternator.

E 350 e: combined fuel consumption: 2.5-2.1 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions: 57-49 g/kmThe figures shown for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring methods (§2 Nos. 5, 6, 6a of the "Pkw-EnVKV" [German Ordinance on Fuel Consumption Labelling for Cars] as amended). The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between different vehicle models. Figures will vary depending on the wheels/tyres. Under real driving conditions, there may be deviations from the certified standard values. The actual values are influenced by numerous individual factors, e.g. the driver's driving style, environmental conditions and the conditions of the route.


Find out more about the plug-in hybrid.

The best of both worlds – the plug-in hybrid with faster acceleration thanks to the electric extra boost.

The combination of electric motor and petrol engine allow you, as the driver, to experience a completely new dimension in driving. The plug-in hybrid's innovative functions will change your ideas about electric mobility.


Find out more about the plug-in hybrid.

The best of both worlds – the plug-in hybrid with faster acceleration thanks to the electric extra boost.

The combination of electric motor and petrol engine allow you, as the driver, to experience a completely new dimension in driving. The plug-in hybrid's innovative functions will change your ideas about electric mobility.

Plug-in hybrid drive programs


Driving pleasure tailored to your requirements - with the plug-in hybrid's drive programs.

Plug-in hybrid drive programs


Driving pleasure tailored to your requirements - with the plug-in hybrid's drive programs.

The image shows a ¼ head-on view of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 500 e Saloon.

Comfort, exceptional efficiency or sport – there are different drive programs to choose from, depending on the model.

In the long-wheelbase version of the S-Class 500 e, for example these are:

  • E (Economy): comfortable, economical driving style which uses the electric drive as often as possible. The combustion engine remains dormant, even during the journey. The ECO start/stop function is available.
  • E+ (Economy Plus): like drive program E, but with an added double pulse from the haptic accelerator pedal to prompt the driver to release the pedal. Once the pedal has been released, the vehicle's gliding behaviour is adapted to suit the traffic situation.
  • S (Sport): sporty driving style with boost effect
– the combustion engine is always on.

S-Class 500 e long-wheelbase version: power consumption in combined test cycle: from 15.5 kWh/100 km; combined fuel consumption: 2.8 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 65 g/km.The figures shown for fuel consumption and CO2 emissions were obtained in accordance with the prescribed measuring methods (§2 Nos. 5, 6, 6a of the "Pkw-EnVKV" [German Ordinance on Fuel Consumption Labelling for Cars] as amended). The figures are not based on an individual vehicle and do not constitute part of the product offer; they are provided solely for purposes of comparison between different vehicle models. Figures will vary depending on the wheels/tyres. Under real driving conditions, there may be deviations from the certified standard values. The actual values are influenced by numerous individual factors, e.g. the driver's driving style, environmental conditions and the conditions of the route.

Plug-in hybrid operating modes


Operating modes in the plug-in hybrid.

Plug-in hybrid operating modes


Operating modes in the plug-in hybrid.

The selected operating mode is displayed in the plug-in hybrid's instrument cluster.

You can influence the adjustment between electric motor and combustion engine by selecting a drive program and also via the operating mode switch.

Depending on the drive program, four operating modes are available:

  • Hybrid: all hybrid functions such as electric mode, boost and recuperation are available and are automatically deployed according to the driving situation and the route to ensure the lowest possible consumption.

  • E-MODE: for driving on electric power only – for example in city centres or because the HV lithium-ion battery is sufficiently charged for the remainder of the route.

  • E-SAVE: the charge level of the HV lithium-ion battery is maintained – for driving on electric power only at a later point in the journey. Electric mode is therefore only available to a limited extent.

  • CHARGE: charges the HV lithium-ion battery via the combustion engine during the journey. Electric mode is not available here.

Plug-in hybrid operating-mode strategy


Anticipating the road ahead - the route-based operating-mode strategy.

Plug-in hybrid operating-mode strategy


Anticipating the road ahead - the route-based operating-mode strategy.

In "Hybrid" mode the route-based operating-mode strategy uses data from the COMAND Online navigation system to ensure that the most efficient use is made of the different operating modes. When a destination is input, the charge/discharge level of the HV lithium-ion battery is controlled for optimum energy use over the entire course of the journey. This ensures that when you reach urban areas, the battery will be as fully charged as possible so that you can drive around town on electric power only.

Plug-in hybrid accelerator pedal


Discernibly more efficient driving with the haptic accelerator pedal.

Plug-in hybrid accelerator pedal


Discernibly more efficient driving with the haptic accelerator pedal.

The haptic accelerator pedal makes changing operating mode easier: if you feel a pressure point in the accelerator pedal during electric driving in E-MODE, you have called up the maximum available electrical power. If you continue pressing the accelerator, the combustion engine kicks in. The ECO Assistant uses a double pulse to signal that, in this given driving situation, you should take your foot off the accelerator in order to switch off the combustion engine.