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2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid First Drive - First Impressions: The Europeans discover hybrid power and find out that it's not so bad. (more)
May 14, 2009 (11:32 am)
How did they manage to make an electric motor and battery pack turn into a "negligible weight increase"???
MB should stick to diesel. Hybrids are a silly, inelegant band-aid.
#7 of 7 Re: Article Comments - 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid First Drive [KarenS]
May 14, 2009 (12:07 pm)
Wouldn't a S320 Bluetech actually make more sense? Well, they have it in the EU, but it's mileage, combined cycle, is better and it costs less. I'd bet the actual manufacturing cost is significantly less on the diesel, and now that diesel is less expensive than 87 octane, $.43/gallon where I live, the hybrid just doesn't make much sense.
If you mostly did city driving, or it was a plugin, then maybe. But I'm a diesel fan anyway, so maybe I'm biased.