Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid Quietly Introduced in Detroit

Giancarlo Perlas January 22, 2015

2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid (5)

Automotive sites, news portals, and fans were going wild when the Detroit Auto Show commenced as the event paved the way for the introduction of the all-new Mercedes GLE Coupe. Alongside the crossover was the Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid. However, one that did not make so much noise when it came out was the Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-In Hybrid.

Like its very quiet motor, the S550 Plug-In Hybrid silently stood in the background in the booth of the three-pointed star to make way for the GLE Coupe and the C350 Plug-In Hybrid. Despite the less fanfare, the S550 Plug-In Hybrid leaves a lot to be desired.

Of course, there’s the fact that the S550 Plug-In Hybrid is more superior than the C350 Plug-In Hybrid because it is from the flagship range of the company. The styling and comfort features present in the S-Class can also be found in the car.

As for the units powering the S550 Plug-In Hybrid, it has a 3.0-liter V6 engine providing internal combustion. It offers up to 329 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. Then, there’s the electric motor offering around 114 hp and 251 lb-ft of torque to the sedan. Overall, the output of the car is at 436 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The power unit of the S550 Plug-In Hybrid enables the car to reach 60 mph from a complete standstill in a span of only 5.2 seconds.

Check out the photos of the car below during the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, which were provided by the AutoEvolution portal:

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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