Mercedes-Benz to Develop & Release more plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2017

Mercedes Dashboard

Mercedes Dashboard

Mercedes-Benz is ready and plans to release more plug-in hybrids by 2017. Mercedes-Benz recently introduced the S500 Plug-in Hybrid, but this is just the start as there are ten models scheduled to be released before 2017, which is why it’s said that Mercedes-Benz hybrid family will grow more within the next few years. These new hybrids will reach the public approximately every four months it will cover not only C-E and S-Class and including new SUV’s.

The first set will be the new C-Class Plug-in Hybrid’s these new cars will look the same as the regular models but the only difference being the rear charging port which will be integrated into the rear bumper, it will also have a new feature an active shutter grille which is said to be a great way to improve your vehicles fuel efficiency by controlling the airflow and lessening the aerodynamic drag.

Mercedes-Benz will be using a new V6 engine paired with an electric motor which carries an 8.7 kWh battery pack, this particular engine is integrated/built-in to both the 2015 CLS 400 4-door sedan as well as in the 2015 SL 400 Convertible these two vehicles/models were first introduced at the 2014 Paris Auto Show . Both these brand new models are available on showroom floors here in the U.S.

New Electric Hybrid

New Electric Hybrid

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Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard : Building a Better Armored Car

Mercedes-Benz has put in more than 80 years of developing and building specialize armored vehicles. When Mercedes-Benz puts out their finished product you are definitely paying for what you get which is a armored vehicle that protects you and your love ones which you can’t put a price tag on. But in a high profile life style in world of important and famous people they usually buy heavy armored cars for their exclusive lifestyle needs.

S 600 Pullmann

Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard

Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard

There is only one brand that is popular all over the world and that is the Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard. Back in the thirties they sold their very first armored car to Emperor Hirohito of Japan. Now one thing about the Pullman is that it is much longer than the regular S-Class. Actually the vehicle is now 45 inches longer and a third row of seats have been added to the new model.

As in any stretch limo the front compartment is separated from the back compartment, with an addition of a partition with the only difference that the roofline of the vehicle has been modified to allow more headroom in the rear compartment. To best describe this vehicle don’t refer to it as a standard stretch limo. The new Pullman has been redesigned at every aspect this is not a converted limo by any means. The Pullman has a B6/B7 level of armor protection which is much higher than other manufactures place on their vehicles. This type of armor will protect anyone inside the car from military gun fire and hand grenade shrapnel. Mercedes-Benz even lists that it will protect against RPG fire. Now as a safety features the Pullman is carrying a self-sealing gas tank which is protected from any gunfire, run flat tires and its own fire extinguisher system.

The Pullman has a 5.5-liter twin-turbo engine V-12 engine that makes at least 510hp with 612lb-ft of torque. It ranges at least 21 feet long but there is no listing of any weight of the vehicle. Maybe considering all the armor protection on the car it is no way near of being considered light.

Listed Price for the Mercedes-Benz S 600 Pullman Guard

The Listed price for the is very substantial considering all the protection and safety it bring to people of importance and high profile government figures. It is listed at $1.4 million dollars which is way more than its competitors. Considering the armor it carries makes perfect sense. This is not a converted vehicle by any means this is a redesigned limo from the ground up.

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