The New Mercedes-benz S-class

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With the three en­gi­neer­ing pri­or­i­ties “In­tel­li­gent Drive”, “Ef­fi­cient Tech­nol­ogy” and “Essence of Lux­ury”, the new S-Class ex­tends the bound­aries of tech­nol­ogy on many lev­els. The S-Class is not just a tech­no­log­i­cal spear­head for Mercedes-Benz but for au­to­mo­tive de­vel­op­ment as a whole.

Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars Di­eter Zetsche said the new S-Class set stan­dards across the board and re­tained its ac­co­lade as “the best au­to­mo­bile in the world”.

“Rather than be­ing about safety or aes­thet­ics, power or ef­fi­ciency, com­fort or dy­namism, our as­pi­ra­tions were ‘the best or noth­ing’ in ev­ery re­spect. No other car stands for the MercedesBenz brand prom­ise more than the S-Class,” Dr Zetsche said.

Perfection to the last de­tail is no­tice­able in the in­te­rior – whether it is the seats, the air conditioning, the con­trols or the in­fo­tain­ment.

The S-Class has al­most halved fuel con­sump­tion in the 150 kW out­put cat­e­gory to 4.4 litres per 100 kilo­me­tres, for ex­am­ple, while the 0.24 drag co­ef­fi­cient of the new S-Class sets a new bench­mark in this seg­ment. The S 300 BlueTEC Hy­brid is set to go even lower still with a cd fig­ure of 0.23 thanks to ad­di­tional aero­dy­namic op­ti­mi­sa­tion mea­sures.

The new model is the world’s first car to dis­pense en­tirely with light bulbs in favour of LEDs, point­ing the way ahead once again.

De­sign chief Gor­den Wa­gener said of the S-Class’s so­phis­ti­cated de­sign has al­ways been an ex­pres­sion of lux­ury and au­to­mo­tive grandeur.

“With its clas­sic ar­chi­tec­ture and flow­ing sil­hou­ette, it is a mod­ern em­bod­i­ment of sen­sual clar­ity,” Mr Wa­gener said.

The ra­di­a­tor grille is now larger, up­right and dis­tinctly three­d­i­men­sional in de­sign. With its long bon­net, the flow­ing, domed roof line and the gen­tly slant­ing rear end, the new S-Class has clas­sic saloon pro­por­tions. The size and space have been fash­ioned in such a way that the S-Class ap­pears pres­ti­gious, and the pow­er­ful roof line is also in keep­ing with the car’s sporty coupé-style in­ten­tions.

In its first year, the new S-Class line-up fea­tures two hy­brid ver­sions, a petrol model and a diesel vari­ant. All mod­els boast class-lead­ing ef­fi­ciency and up to 20 per cent lower fuel con­sump­tion than the out­go­ing model se­ries.

For a full run­down on all Mercedes-Benz ve­hi­cles call into Ken Muston Mercedes Benz, Be­nalla Road Shep­par­ton. Or give Si­mon or Ben a call on 5821 6688.

The new S-Class is not just a tech­no­log­i­cal spear­head for Mercedes-Benz but for au­to­mo­tive de­vel­op­ment as a whole

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