Close your eyes and imagine yourself in your ideal car. If you imagined a beautifully crafted vehicle that doesn’t cost a fortune to feed, then you’re right on track with many other drivers.
Wouldn’t it be nice to ride in style while still saving money on fuel and contributing to a cleaner environment? With Mercedes hybrid vehicles, you can do just that. While Mercedes doesn’t offer a wide range of hybrids, they have successfully combined their reputation for luxury with an ecological image in several instances. Think you can see yourself showing off in a Mercedes hybrid? Consider one of these amazing vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid
The Mercedes-Benz E400 hybrid is the one Mercedes hybrid vehicle in the 2014 lineup. The vehicle boasts an eco start and stop system, a 7-speed automatic transmission, and a sports styling design. Not only does this hybrid sedan come with the benefits of 30 mpg highway, but it offers premium safety features, exceptional comfort, and top audio and entertainment options.
Safety features include collision prevention assist, 11-way airbag protection, electronic stability control, a rear camera, and active blind spot control to keep you and your family safe on the road. The car also helps you stay comfortable on long trips with automatic climate control, optional leather upholstery, and heated front seats.
You’ll also discover hands-free Bluetooth and Bluetooth audio streaming, a 6-disk DVD/CD changer and SD card reader, and an optional 80GB navigation system to keep you entertained on the road. This vehicle is perfect for individuals and families seeking a quality ride with better gas mileage.
Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid
While the Mercedes-Benz ML450 hybrid was a short-lived vehicle available only in 2010 and 2011, you may still find this hybrid SUV at used car dealerships. Featuring a 275-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 to an 80-hp electric motor, the vehicle offers 20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, one of the best gas mileage ratings for SUVs. The all-wheel-drive vehicle also offers hybrid power display in the command system as well as towing capabilities. This vehicle is an excellent choice for families looking for an all-purpose vehicle with outstanding fuel economy for its class.
Entertainment options include a CD player, optional premium surround sound, and optional satellite radio to keep the family entertained no matter how far you’re traveling. Plus, the climate control and optional navigation system add a level of comfort to your experience.
Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
While not available for the 2014 lineup, the S400 hybrid is still a great sedan to show off. This vehicle offers a 3.5L V6 with 295 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque and boasts 19 mpg city and 25 mpg highway. The 7-speed automatic transmission helps the car go from 0 to 60 in 7.0 seconds. With a 21.9 gallon fuel tank, you can reach nearly 550 miles of highway driving on a single tank.
The S400 hybrid keeps your family safe with an anti-theft system and traction and vehicle stability control. Plus, with all seats in place, you get 16.4 cubic feet of cargo space. Want to drive in luxury? The 2013 model comes standard with parking assist, massaging front seats, and a backup camera. Plus, with 14-way power seats, you can adjust your chair to provide premium comfort. Heated mirrors, memorized seat settings, and DVD player all add to the luxury experience.
What’s Next for Mercedes?
If you’re not ready to hit the road in one of these hybrids, get ready for Mercedes’s next round of hybrids. Brace yourself for upcoming luxury hybrid SUV options along with a fully electric vehicle, the B-Class Electric Drive. Plus, there’s an environmentally friendly SUV in the works that’s said to run on water and recycled materials. Mercedes-Benz calls the Ener-G-Force a concept vehicle, but you can look toward this clean SUV in the future. Upcoming in 2015, you may also see an S-Class plugin and a C-Class diesel hybrid.
As you prepare to purchase a new vehicle, consider getting the best of luxury and gas mileage options by choosing one of Mercedes’s hybrid vehicle options.
Alicia Rades is a freelance writer and blogger from Wisconsin. When she’s not writing for clients, you can find her updating her blog at TheWritingRealm.com.