2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid Review
  • Brilliant technology makes a 2.2 tonne limousine frugal; probably the quietest car in the world; lush interior with acres of room; swift performance
  • Electric-only range less than plug-in hybrids a quarter of the price; batteries limit boot space to small hatch levels; not as responsive as S500 V8; a turbo-diesel V6 may challenge open road economy

OUR RATING
8 / 10

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2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-In Hybrid Review

Add an electric motor, get little back - at least in terms of noise and emissions - in the most advanced S-Class yet.

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