Mercedes' S400 hybrid luxury sedan has received a lot of attention this month after a Canadian market study of 16 hybrids singled out the big Benz as the “only” cost-effective hybrid option on the market. Let's face facts, though: the S400's clients are less interested in what's cost-effective, and more interested in what they're being asked to sacrifice (in terms of luxury) in order to greenwash their driveways. I was curious, too, and when a showroom-fresh S400 made itself available, I jumped at the chance to poke around and see what was what.
How does Mercedes' S400 hybrid stack up against its more conventional, V8-powered brothers? Find out, after the jump.