2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 hybrid

Matt Tierney

2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 hybrid

Base price (with destination): $91,875
Price as tested: $99,295

Standard Equipment:
3.5-liter 24-valve V-6 hybrid engine
7-speed automatic transmission
Airmatic air suspension system with adaptive damping
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS; cross-drilled front rotors
Electronic stability control
Tire pressure monitoring system
Comand with 40GB hard drive and GPS navigation
Bluetooth connectivity
15-speaker Harman/kardon Logic7 surround sound
HD digital radio with Sirius satellite radio
In-dash 6-disc DVD/CD changer
SD card reader
8-inch center display
Power tilt/telescoping steering column
Heated and ventilated front seats
Power rear sunshade
Active bi-xenon headlamps
Cornering lights & LED daytime running lights
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Interior ambient lighting
Options on this vehicle:
Premium Package -- $3630
Drive-dynamic multi-contour front seats with massage
Rear view camera
Cashmere/savanna premium leather -- $2290
Splitview -- $710
Heated steering wheel -- $490
Contrast stitching for premium leather -- $300
Key options not on vehicle:
Sport package plus one -- $6650
20-inch AMG wheels
Sport body styling
Rear seat package -- $3040
4-zone climate control
Heated and ventilated rear seats
Driver assistance package -- $2900
Blind spot assist
Lane keeping assist
Rear seat entertainment package -- $2450

Fuel economy:
19 / 25 / 21 mpg

Size: 3.5L V-6 hybrid
Electric and gasoline combined:
Horsepower: 295 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 284 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm


7-speed automatic

Curb weight: 4474 lb

Wheels/tires: 18 x 8.5-inch aluminum wheels
255/45R18 Continental Winter Contact tires

Competitors: BMW 7-series active hybrid, Lexus LS 600h

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I also wonder how it stacks up against the M35h. It's powerful, big and comfy, and gets 29mpg.
It's interesting that Donny Nordlicht considers this car an "entry level" S-Class. The Lexus hybrids are the top-of-the line models. I wonder how this car compares to the LS Hybrid?

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