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