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2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 HYBRID Sedan Review

Luxurious Hybrid Sedan

A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 HYBRID Sedan

In short: An environmentally-friendly über-sedan.


C
ombining an innovative hybrid engine design with the legendary power and performance that has made the S-Class a favorite amongst automobile aficionados, the S400 HYBRID is a fuel efficient, eco-friendly option for luxury lovers with a conscience.

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Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile warranty and 24-hour roadside assistance program.


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $87,950 / As tested: $93,775

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, rear-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hybrid sedan

Engine: 3.5 liter, 24-valve aluminum V-6 mild-hybrid engine
Horsepower: 295 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 284 lb-ft @ 2,400-5,000 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed automatic

Curb weight:
4,594 lbs
Wheelbase: 124.6 in
Length/Width/Height: 206.5/83.5/58 in
Turning circle: n/a

Brakes:
dual-circuit power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes
Suspension: 4-link independent front suspension with anti lift control and stabilizer; multilink independent rear suspension with antisquat and antidive; AIRMATIC air suspension and adaptive damping system

Traction: electronic stability program with all-speed traction control; all-season tires

0-60 mph: 7.2 seconds
Top Speed: 130 mph (electronically limited)

EPA City:
19 mpg
EPA Highway: 26 mpg

Safety:
adaptive dual-stage front airbags; front and rear side airbags; PRE-SAFE predictive protection system

Likes: overall concept, value, luxury
Dislikes: braking, gaps in power, small exterior rear view mirrors

 

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