The Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-in HYBRID is powered by a powerful V6 petrol engine with a next-generation direct injection system, a 44 kW/60 hp hybrid module and a lithium-ion battery with more than 10 kWh of storage capacity that can be recharged at charging stations. The Mercedes Vision S500 Plug-in HYBRID accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds.
The Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-in HYBRID can travel up to 30 kilometres on electric power. The rapid charge cycle takes less than 60 minutes with a charging capactiy of 20 kW. A standard charge cycle at a conventional household socket with 3,3 kW takes about four-and-a-half hours to recharge a completely discharged battery.