2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid Review

Thursday October 7th, 2010 at 12:1010 PM
Posted by: peter

By Peter Newton


  • Elegant and stylish
  • Loaded with every possible luxury amenity
  • Spacious and comfortable cabin
  • Superior driving experience for highway cruising


  • Very complex to operate
  • Underpowered and heavy

Mercedes-Benz is one of the best known automotive brands in the world and can claim to be the oldest automotive brand that is still active. In the US, owning a Mercedes has long been a mark of success, showing that you have arrived in the world. A few years ago, however, the shine on the distinctive three-prong star has been a bit tarnished by some manufacturing quality issues and a user control interface for the onboard computer that has was panned in the automotive press. Mercedes is known for their strong engineering strengths and historically sound quality, so I expected the cars to bounce back to their former glory. With a chance to review the S400 Hybrid, I looked forward to see how they had recovered from those mishaps as well as see how they had embraced the new environmentally green movement with a hybrid luxury car.

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