2023 Mercedes-Benz S580e Is Cheaper and More Powerful Than the V-8

  • Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the plug-in hybrid version of the S-Class for the US
  • Called the S580e 4Matic, the hybrid version starts at $123,700 and produces a total of 510 horsepower.
  • The S580e is available to order now and will arrive at dealers in the first half of the year.

While not as opulent as the Maybach plug-in hybrid S-Class that was just revealed for global markets, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz S580e 4Matic plug-in hybrid coming to the US occupies an interesting spot in the S-Class lineup . . Starting at $123,700 and offering a total of 510 horsepower from its inline-six and electric motor, the hybrid costs a bit less and offers more power than the V-8-powered S580 4Matic.

Mercedes last offered a plug-in hybrid S-Class in the US for the 2020 model year, and that previous-generation model was called the S560e. The new car claims many improvements from before, notably a new turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six gas engine and a 148-hp electric motor that gives it an extra 41 horsepower. The battery pack is also larger than before, and while EPA estimates aren’t yet available, Mercedes claims an electric range that’s more than double the old car’s, which would put it at more than 40 miles.

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The S580e will eventually compete with the plug-in hybrid version of BMW’s 7 Series sedan, which will be coming to the US. It will be called the 750e and is said to offer 483 horsepower. Audi previously offered a plug-in hybrid version of the A8, but dropped that variant.