Added: 26 April 2017
The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has revealed ground breaking technologies such as the electric booster compressor and the 48-volt Integrated Starter Alternator to celebrate their world premiere. Among the highlights is an all new and highly efficient engine range.
The top of the range model of Mercedes-Benz takes another big step towards autonomous driving and next level Intelligent Drive. Active Steer Assist provides an enhanced comfort level and support for the driver to ensure a safe distance is met. The speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of curves or junctions.
MULTI BEAM LED headlamps and ULTRA RANGE High Beam turn night into day. Road surface scan, forward- looking detection of bumps and the curve tilting function are a few examples of the unique S-Class features.
All models are fitted with a redesigned lower bumper section with visible tailpipe trim. The tailpipes are framed by a chrome trim material, which spans the entire width of the vehicle. Seven new light-alloy wheels with diameters between 17 and 20 inches are available as standard or options.
High-quality materials define the interior of the S-Class. These include, open-pore woods, leather-trimmed doors and upper body edges, dependent on the trim level. Another Mercedes hallmark within the S-Class is the high-quality look, the attention to detail and integrate craftsmanship.
The wide-screen cockpit contains a large display with virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver as well as a central display above the centre console. The cockpit is fully digital, the driver can choose from three different display styles ("Classic", "Sporty" and "Progressive“) and also configure the information and views relevant to them at will.
The new S-Class has touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel. They respond to swiping motions and enable the driver to control the entire system without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. Mobile phones can be charged as standard wireless and without a telephone holder. Wireless charging is optionally also available in the centre console in the rear.
The market launch of the new S-Class starts in the European markets in July 2017.