What are the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e’s Driving Modes?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Powertrain, Technology on Sunday, January 15th, 2017 at 8:00 am
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid Features

The first plug-in hybrid vehicle from Mercedes-Benz is getting a number of upgrades for the 2017 model year, and it’s now available throughout the United States. The Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid was originally released back in 2015, but was only available in California. The 2017 S550e Plug-In Hybrid will be available at dealerships around the country, including right here at Star Motor Cars in Houston, TX. And it’s bringing with it a comprehensive suite of advanced new features, including four driving modes to choose from in order to perfectly match whatever conditions you’re driving in.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid Engine and Motor Features

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S500e Plug-In Hybrid combines a hybrid 3.0-liter V6 Biturbo engine with a 132kW electric motor to provide up to 436 horsepower and 479 lb-ft. of torque while getting up to 58 MPGe while in Hybrid Mode. That’s unheard of power for a hybrid vehicle, and it allows the 2017 S550e Plug-In Hybrid to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in about 5 seconds for easy passing and merging when the situation calls for it.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid Driving Mode Features

Never before has a hybrid vehicle offered you options quite like this. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid gives you the choice between four driving modes to fit your driving conditions. Hybrid Mode is the default and most efficient driving mode. E-Mode runs solely on the 2017 S550e Plug-In Hybrid’s battery. E-Save Mode keeps the battery fully charged for when you need it most. And Charge Mode charges your battery while using only the gas engine.

2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid Route-Based Optimization

Its four driving modes aren’t your only tool when trying to get everything you can out of your 2017 S550e Plug-In Hybrid. That’s because it also features a system known as the Route-Based Optimization Strategy which analyzes data from your COMAND navigation system to fully optimize electric driving and regenerative braking. If you aren’t using navigation, a different system known as Predictive Operation Strategy analyzes the four miles of road ahead of you.

Be sure to regularly check our online inventory so you know exactly when the 2017 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid arrives at Star Motor Cars. And if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you find the Mercedes-Benz model that’s perfect for you.