Discussion in 'S-Class' started by HighestOfHigh, Mar 25, 2010.
- EXCLUSIVE: Next-gen S-Class to go all-hybrid in U.S., save AMG variants — Autoblog
2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class To Get New Twin-Turbo V-8, Possible All-Hybrid Lineup
- 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class To Get New Twin-Turbo V-8, Possible All-Hybrid Lineup - MotorAuthority
The all hybrid part is just bs or if true would be a big mistake. A lot of people don't want no stinking hybrid. I think we've read this before. Can't wait to see the 2011 lineu of engines. All hybrid would be a major turn off to people who just want a plain and simple S550 without the funny brake pedal feel and extra hardware. Why not a diesel, a hybrid and the regular models. Don't force hybrids on everyone. S-class is about choice, so then offer it.
Dont see it happening..and if it does it will be done in a way with no compromise..
Its S class afterall
Im just exicited by the fact theres big things on the horizon for MB's larger drivetrains. About bloody time!
I really doubt this will happen but if it does, big mistake. I would rather buy a used one rather than hybrid.
^^At least they are still keeping the AMG petrol engined.
I see Toyota's recall has aliented you from Hybrids
So the Germans are catering for the State of California USA, Hybrid stinks as Merc1 said....then again Merc and Audi can do whatever they like, BMW are going FWD:t-banghea
The Germans has gone mad!:eusa_doh:
It has little to do with California. Hybrids will represent aconsiderable percentage of new cars in the next 3-5. It's the way forward for sustainability.
In an S-Class hybrid makes perfect sense.
*The car will be more quiet at low speeds.
*Fleet buyers and owners with chauffeurs will enjoy lower fuel costs when the car is idle or stuck in traffic.
*An electric motor will boost torque.
*Owners will beat the congestion charge.
For those reasons I cannot see why people are opposing an all hybrid S-Class line-up. Eventually the electric motor will trickle down to the E and ML.
Well, is it not only the S550 that is not an AMG model in the US? Oh, wait, there is the S600 as well.
Location: London...Congestion charge, I guess for execs living in London and other big cities, it will make sense Centurion
Many think it is the wrong end to start at. The cars that really needs to get more efficient, are those driven by mr Joe Average.
A lineup with mild hybrids & full hybrids and an AMG version sounds plausible for the W222.
Most firms here in Manhattan have replaced their Pre-Facelift S550 fleets with S400s. The S400 has also had huge success in SoCal.
That being said, this a very risky move for MB, reliability wise. The W221 has been very reliable, but it will take quite a while to fully develop the W222 powertrain lineup. Reliability problems is what nearly destroyed MB a couple years ago during the Schrempp era.
I personally don't believe they will go all hybrid and essentially dumps the S550 and S600.
There's too much invested in those engines and the perception and prestige that comes along with those models.
Will there be hybrids? Of course, but not exclusively along with only AMGs. You're cutting too many people out. What if I don't want a Hybrid?
This is different than what we heard at the last MB meeting, as they promised a S-class diesel for the states relatively soon.
Can you tell us anything about the engines for 2011???
The S-Class will grow in size and will go into another level, as Maybach is said to be axed. The W222 will be more luxury, bigger, and will have more tech than ever before. I´ve already read this don´t remember where.
I hope in doing so they don't have another W140 debacle/backlash on their hands.
Bigger is nice, but bigger and lighter weight would be stunning. Add in some real world efficiency gains and they'll have a winner. I just hope they don't mess up the styling and the interior.