2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Just when it seems the automotive business has lost its way with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a simple automotive emerges. For over 50 years, this car has been the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
Often derided by lovers as home equipment, the no-frills commuter automobile will get the vast majority of consumers the place they need to go within the manner they wish to get there, safely and at a value. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class does it even higher.
Exhibit A that the automotive trade has gotten a little bit nuts: the common transaction value for a brand new car is greater than $37,000, in response to Kelley Blue E book. Simple guilty the automakers in this era of no accountability but we’re the ones paying these large prices for large automobiles loaded with stuff we don’t use all that much.
For slightly below $23,000, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class puts every greenback to practical use.
Regardless that it rides on a brand new platform, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball recreation. On closer inspection, the Hybrid will get blue accents across the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it seems to be more composed than the youthful outgoing mannequin that attempted too laborious to be different. The Fu Manchu entrance fascia is more streamlined and fewer angry, and the whole look is smoother entrance to back. But nonetheless, the only time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar landing gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The primary-ever 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class within the US is constructed on Toyota’s 20 years of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the same Hybrid Synergy Drive as the current Prius, with two motors and an efficient 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Complete output with the fixed ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the entrance wheels. The system uses exhaust heat to heat engine coolant and get the engine heated faster. The cabin heats quicker, too, which may very well be significant for cold-weather customers cautious of the cold range loss in a plug-in hybrid or electrical vehicle.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as much because the Prius. Expecting nothing, it has a shocking bit of pop. Extra importantly, it is rated at 53 mpg city, 52 mpg mixed, identical as hybrid versions of the Honda Perception, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids with no plug, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class trails only the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Round city, with the electronically controlled brake set in the drive mode, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class averaged more than 57 mpg in our week around town. Setting EV mode helps preserve vitality beneath low throttle up to about 20 mph, and then once more at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, as long as there may be sufficient charge in the battery.
The battery is positioned underneath the rear seat, so you don’t lose much cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for an excellent load flooring. Rear seat room is ample enough to suit two teens, and general it felt roomy enough for a family of 4.
The one trim in the Hybrid comes customary with Toyota Safety Sense 2.zero, with automated emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise management that works each at highway cruising speeds and in commuter traffic from 24 mph right down to a cease. It also comes with the eight-inch contact display with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster show to remain competitive.
Priced at only $3,000 more than the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class and $1,200 lower than a similarly equipped Honda Insight (EX trim), the 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the perfectly sensible, remarkably affordable around-town automotive.
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