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If you’ve been looking for a hybrid that offers the perfect balance between style and functionality, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 PHEV may be exactly what you want.

A Quick Look at this New Plug-In Hybrid

As a member of the S-Class, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the PHEV has a lot of luxury to offer. At the same time, this impressive vehicle has an ultramodern hybrid drive configuration. Thanks to the expert blending of those two elements, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 PHEV is a luxury sedan that’s sure to impress.

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In terms of specs, the PHEV offers 329 horsepower. The electric motor’s output is 85 kW or 114 hp. The electric range is 20 miles, while the top electric speed is 87 mph. The overall top speed for the 2015 S550 PHEV is 130 mph.

Because this hybrid is the result of truly advanced engineering, it offers all the quality and performance that Mercedes-Benz owners expect while dramatically reducing the amount of fuel that the car consumes.

Even More Details About the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 PHEV

Since this is a sedan that’s specifically designed to have a positive impact, it has environmental certificates. Those certificates cover everything a driver may want to know about the vehicle’s eco-friendliness, including its CO2 emissions.

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As previously mentioned, this sedan has a hybrid transmission. The transmission of the PHEV is based on a 7-speed automatic transmission. What’s great about that fact is while this car moves just as easily as any other vehicle with an automatic transmission, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes that enables such desirable performance.

In addition to handling a lot of efficiencies behind the scenes, the PHEV also provides cues to help drivers maximize performance. For example, if there’s a time when a driver can take their foot off the pedal and enjoy cruising along, the PHEV will send a signal to make this known.

To maximize safety and performance, the battery for this hybrid is located in the rear. That positioning also saves space in the PHEV. What’s really appealing about this hybrid is instead of requiring any type of special charging equipment, it can literally be plugged into any household socket. This also means that it can be charged at gas stations, hotels or any other location that has a regular outlet. Not only is charging the PHEV convenient, but it can also be done in just 2 to 3 hours.

If you have any additional questions about the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S550 PHEV or want to find out more about the other vehicles we have in stock, feel free to call, email or visit Mercedes-Benz of Tucson in person.

Whether you’re already the proud owner of a Mercedes or you’ve been thinking about purchasing your first, you’ll likely be excited to know what the company has in store for January. Not only is January the start of a new year, but it’s also when the Detroit Auto Show is held. As you can probably guess from where it takes place, this show is significant for many auto companies.

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Because the Detroit Auto Show is a major event, the exciting news is that there’s already some information floating around about the vehicles Mercedes-Benz plans to debut during it. Of all the information that’s come out, the most exciting is the company’s expansion into a Mercedes-Benz AMG Sport line of vehicles.

What to Expect from the New Mercedes AMG Sport Line

The best way to describe this new range of vehicles is being what will bridge the gap between a standard Mercedes fitted with an AMG Sports package and a complete AMG performance variant. What that means in a practical sense is the vehicles will include features like upgraded brakes, suspensions and engines. It’s also likely that many of these vehicles will include all-wheel drive as a standard feature.

Confirmed Information Directly from Mercedes-Benz

Since the Detroit Auto Show is a big event, car makers like to create a lot of mystery and interest around their debuts. That’s why it’s common for companies to drop hints without giving away everything. Not surprisingly, that’s exactly what Mercedes has already done.

In a press release coming straight from Affalterbach, the company confirmed that the first two AMG Sport models will hit the stage in January. While everyone will have to wait until the show gets underway to learn exactly what the vehicles are, there’s a lot of speculation that the two debuts will be a MLC crossover coupe and a C450 AMG Sport sedan.

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An Aggressive Growth Strategy

In the same official press release, Mercedes explained exactly why they’re going down this route. 2014 marked a big milestone for the AMG brand. The reason is they set a new sales record of 40,000 vehicles sold across the globe.

Since Mercedes is a company that has never been content to rest on its laurels, it’s not surprising that the new AMG Sport line of part of a larger goal to double sales over the next three years. While that’s a very aggressive goal, Mercedes has the quality and other ingredients needed to make it happen.

If you’re interested in seeing any new models for yourself, be sure to swing by Mercedes-Benz of Tucson. Our friendly team will be happy to answer any questions you have or just give you a chance to see how incredible Mercedes vehicles are in person.