Driving now an art form
emergency brakes with a reaction time faster than that of the average driver. In the event that a collision is unavoidable, the Pre-Safe system will also prepare the car by closing all windows and pre-tensioning the seatbelts.
Even the seatbelts, an invention originally created by Mercedes-Benz are different to the ones you might be used to. Open the door and the seatbelt clip automatically slides out of the seat to make it easier to clip the belt in. The belts even contain their own airbags.
Safety is also about keeping the car safe during parking manoeuvres and the S-Class is again packed with features. It has Adaptive Parking Assist with Parktronic and you also get a full 360° camera with a bird’s-eye view so you can see all around you when parking in your garage or a car park.
Technology is also about the ride. Airmatic air suspension provides a supremely comfortable ride, but it is the Magic Body Control that takes things to a new level. This system uses cameras in the windscreen to scan the road ahead for bumps or dips. When detected it automatically primes the suspension to keep the body of the car flat as you pass over the bump, ensuring the passengers are almost unaware that you have driven over anything at all.
The S-Class has always provided the best in terms of comfort levels in the cabin and here technology also plays a part. The sumptuous leather seats have Easy Adjust head restraints as well as a multitude of adjustment options to ensure you find an optimal position whether driving or relaxing in the rear. The S-Class can be equipped with massaging functions on the seats which can provide you with an active workout massage or even a hot stone massage. When you are not being massaged the seats can
Above and below: The styling of the S-Class is all about luxury and refinement. Technology ensures that every road is smooth. Above right: The interior sets a new standard in comfort and technology. The rear seats, below right, provide a relaxed environment for business or to unwind.