Mercedes-Benz S560 e arrives at RM658k, a RM70k premium over the S400L

With the Malaysian National Automotive Policy still hanging in the KIV cupboard, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is launching this Mercedes-Benz S400 L Hybrid (which was launched in May 2014 at RM588k) replacement at a much higher selling price of RM658,888.00 (local assembled).

Current S400 L Hybrid owners now have an upgrade ready, but are they ready to part with RM658k when their current S400L Hybrid is selling from RM230k only.

Press Release: This all new S 560 e is a testament to true embodiment of a modern luxury limousine combined with the latest technology and innovation. The latest model is a new generation of plug-in hybrid that offers customers the best of both worlds where it can be driven on battery power alone in the city and on the combustion engine when on long journey.

Efficient engine with great performance

Coupled with the 270 kW (367 hp) of the V6 petrol engine and 90 kW of EQ Power, the hybrid drive system in the S 560 e could deliver a system output of up to 350 kW. Additionally, it has an all-electric range of approximately 50 kilometres, with the new lithium-ion battery that has an increased rated capacity of 13.5 kWh.

This latest model is also fitted with the 9G‑TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission. Consisting of the torque converter, clutch and electric motor, they are housed in the innovative and compact hybrid drive unit that integrates and connects the clutch, torsional vibration damper and torque converter lock-up clutch within the rotor of the specially designed electric motor which was developed together with Bosch as part of the EM‑motive joint venture. The torque converter with its powerful and highly efficient hydraulic circuit offers the customary smoothness when in hybrid mode.

The new, significantly enhanced power electronics have allowed further increases in output and torque. The electric output of 90 kW and 440 Nm contributes to the effortlessly superior driving sensation in the S- Class plug-in hybrid.

It is not all about efficiency. It is also about high-end luxury

As a member of the S-Class family, the S 560 e offers nothing short of the luxury and comfort than its S-Class counterparts. Interiorly, the plug-in hybrid is fitted with Nappa Leather, the Exclusive trim package and high gloss burr walnut wood trim.

It is also equipped with the Chauffeur package that offers a host of adjustment and setting options for the perfect and seating position. The Chauffeur package comprises the Chauffeur position front-passenger seat, EASY ADJUST luxury head restraint for the front passenger and footrest that is power-retractable on the front passenger side. The luxury plug-in hybrid model will also come with executive seats for rear passengers and multi-contour rear seats.

The plug-in hybrid also features high-end specifications such as the pre-entry climate control that sets the various temperature settings (air conditioning, heater, heated seats, steering wheel heater, armrest heaters, and optional seat ventilation) for maximum comfort prior to setting off.

ECO Assist for comprehensive support to encourage and reinforce economical driving

The new model also features an Eco Assist mode that provide assistance to the driver to create the most efficient driving experience via the haptic accelerator pedal. For example, a variable point of resistance will indicate to drivers the maximum amount of electric power is being delivered. A double pulse will also kick in to recommend the drivers to take their foot off the accelerator, which turn the internal combustion engine off.

Additionally, ECO Assist works continuously to generate coasting simulations where it computes whether the vehicle should ideally be allowed to coast freely with the lowest possible driving resistance when releasing the accelerator, or whether it should be decelerated so that the battery can be efficiently charged (recuperation).

To further motivate driver’s to follow the recommendations of ECO Assist, the on-board computer is able to record the distance and time during a journey the car has been driven with the engine switched off via the central display.

Look no further

The new S Class 560e redefines modern luxury and electric intelligence. So does its financing, perfectly tailored for the individual who seeks value, unrivalled benefits and peace of mind at the wheel. Enjoy lower monthly instalments, flexible end of agreement options, a guaranteed future value of your car and a wide range of insurance products. Indulge in the advantages of Agility Financing offerings while the performance of your prized investment is well taken care of.

The Agility financing starts from RM6,588 and comes with a variety of packages. For more information call 1-800-88-1133 or speak to a Finance and Insurance Executive at your nearest Mercedes-Benz Autohaus.

The Mercedes-Benz S 560 e at a glance:

Model S 560 e (Locally produced)
No/Arrangement of Cylinders V6
Displacement (cc) 2,996
Total System Output (kW/hp at rpm) 350 (476)/5500-6000
Total System Torque (Nm) 700
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s) 5.0
Top Speed (km/h) 250
EV Driving Range (km) approximately 50
Total Battery Capacity (kWh) 13.5
Onboard Charger (kW) 7.4
Domestic/Home Charger – Duration (hours) 6
Wallbox Charger – Duration (hours) 1.8
Estimated price RM 658,888


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