The new Mercedes-Benz S 400 BlueHYBRID will be based on the S 350, and features an extensively modified drive train. This encompasses a further development of the 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine, an additional magneto-electric motor, the 7G-TRONIC seven-speed automatic transmission specially configured for the hybrid module, the necessary operating and control electronics, the transformer and a high-voltage lithium-ion battery. Here is a great video showcasing the technology and S400 that will be equipped with the hybrid drive system. It’s great to see that Mercedes-Benz is embracing the hybrid technology and continuing to innovate.
Muamer Hodzic April 1, 2009