A NEW limousine is being added to the Mercedes-Benz line up and it is a long-range plug-in hybrid model that can travel up to 63 miles on electricity between charges.
The S 580 e L is a long-wheelbase variant of the S-Class and will be priced from £104,490 topping out from £113,880 for top range AMG Line Premium Plus Executive models.
It is powered by a 3.0-litre straight-six engine, capable of producing 367hp, combined with a 28.6 kWh battery.
The battery produces 150 hp and allows the S 580 e L to travel for up to 63 miles on electric alone. The S 580 e L can deliver up to 353.1 mpg and emits just 18 g/km of CO2.
It can be charged using a DC rapid charger in 20 minutes up to 80 per cent capacity and under four hours using a 7.4 kW home wallbox. A 9G-Tronic nine-speed automatic transmission is standard across the S-Class range.
The new S-Class features the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with a 12.8-inch OLED touchscreen central display, a 12.3-inch digital driver display, plus an MBUX tablet - which can be used as a fully-fledged tablet outside of the vehicle, including the ability to download Android apps.
The MBUX tablet is available as part of the Executive line. The driver display is also optionally available with 3D technology, including facial recognition which can monitor driver drowsiness and exterior mirror settings.