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The vehicles in the Mercedes S-Class are built like no other, with local production helping to drive innovation
The Mercedes S-Class is an iconic statement of ingenuity in perfection. It is the ultimate celebration of technology and luxurious elegance combined with extraordinary performance to provide the pinnacle of motoring comfort. Over the years the S-Class has become the hallmark of pioneering technology suitable only for the most discerning customers. It takes innovation to the next level to make driving effortless but without taking the fun and excitement out of it. Mercedes Benz local production achieves a new high with the inclusion of the S 350 d Exclusive and the S 350 d AMG Premium models, which are cleverly positioned as two cutting-edge variants of the S-Class crafted to fulfill the driving desire of those who always stay ahead of the pack.
The Mercedes S-Class provides better driving experience handin-hand with better environmental protection. The excitement of driving is propelled by the powerful 6-valve 2,925cc, 286-horse power OM656 diesel engine, while the 9G-Tronic automatic gearbox enhances performance excellence. The cars are also kind to the environment with lower emissions.
The new energizing comfort control is the epitome of art and science, delivering unparalleled drivability. Premium ambient lighting, together with the air conditioning, sound system and six-option massage function in the seats are designed to serve every creature
comfort. Rear occupants also get to relax in style with the inclusion of the Chauffeur Seat package as standard. With the package, total rear space can be swiftly increased since both front seats can be pushed forward by up to 4 cm and 3.7 cm in terms of height, resulting in more legroom. The S 350 d Exclusive offers a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with nappa leather cover and touch control panel, while the S 350 d AMG Premium takes manoeuvrability to a new level with a threespoke, flattened-bottom nappa sports steering wheel with a touch control panel incorporated. DINAMICA Microfibre-covered sunshades in the front and fabric roof are exclusive to the S 350 d AMG Premium.
The Dynamic Select driving preset controller, a pre-installed navigation system, adds to the prestigious driving experience. With Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto compatibility, a wireless charging pad for driver and passenger in the front provides a superb cinematic experience together with the Burmester® surround sound system and the inclusion of two personal screens. The S 350 d AMG Premium comes pre-installed with a heads-up display for a best-in-class driving experience.
Enjoy driving on all terrains with the Airmatic suspension system, which benefits from the use of adjustable air springs rather than the traditional steel springs found in most vehicles. The system handles the changes in terrain through instant adjustments of the
shock absorbers, which are able to move the car higher by 30 mm or lower by 20 mm. The Airmatic suspension system also provides sport and comfort driving modes, which can be selected by drivers based on preference.
Parking Pilot and Active Park Assist support drivers in all parking situations. The systems determine if a parking spot is big enough to accommodate the car, then expertly steers the vehicle into position. A 360-degree camera provides all-round visibility. The active steering and speed control limit the parking speed to no more than 10 kph, while the Drive Away Assist system further enhances the safety features available on the S-Class. The system kicks in when the car is at risk of collision while switching between gears.
The Driving Assistance package also provides unrivalled safety. The package has many features that require minimal input on the driver’s part. The car operates many of these systems automatically. However, the driver still has full control and can take over whenever necessary.
Communication alerts warn drivers of dangers on the road, bad weather conditions and even accidents up ahead. Mapping algorithms in the Active Distance Assist Distronic improve the cruising speed and adjust to detect traffic signs,
turns and crawling traffic. The system calculates the speed and distance between cars to apply braking of up to 50 per cent of the regular pressure to ensure safety. In addition, Active Steering Assist helps the car to keep moving when the vehicle in front does not stay still for more than three seconds.
The Active Blind Spot Assist is critical for providing warnings of incoming vehicles from the side and rear of the car, while the Active Lane Keeping Assist detects if the driver makes a dangerous attempt to switch lanes, pulling the vehicle back into the correct lane. This is especially helpful when driving on highways or motorways that have congested traffic. When the sensors detect a speeding vehicle from behind, the Pre-Safe Plus system kicks in. The Active Braking Assist detects dangers on the road and helps to activate the brakes for safety. It does so by an adaptive brake boosting effect when the driver applies the brakes too weakly and autonomous braking if the driver fails to respond at all.
Another important safety feature is Pre-Safe Plus, which is activated when the car detects a potential impact from the rear. The taillights blink faster to warn the approaching driver. At the same time automatic braking is applied, safety belts automatically tighten to brace for any impact and the headrests adjust to maximise safety for the driver and passengers. For maximum safety on the road the Evasive Steering Assist receives input from the MPC camera and car radar to detect people or objects that might be on a collision course. The car evades the people or object automatically by adjusting to the appropriate speed and steering needs of the car. The Emergency Stop Assist and Cross-Traffic Function kick in when the MPC and radar detect collision risks at intersections. Should the driver fail to respond to the situation, the car stops to avoid collision, or at least reduces the speed of the vehicle to lessen the collision impact.
The S 350 d AMG Premium is as visually stunning as its performance is excellent. The exterior is magnificently furnished with an all-new three-spoke radiator grille and matching Multibeam LED headlights. Equipped with the Ultra Range highbeam technology, the headlamps can illuminate the road as much as 650 metres ahead if oncoming vehicles are not detected. The Multibeam LED technology combines the best current light technologies and can automatically adjust the distribution of light quickly and precisely to almost any situation on the road. It constantly provides unusually bright and expansive illumination of the road surface and verge without dazzling other drivers. This makes driving much safer for all road users. The fibre optic tail lamps are standard on both models.
The S 350 d Exclusive glides along on 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels while the S 350 d AMG Premium uses AMG 20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels as well as AMG-made sport front bumper, rear bumper and side skirts.
The Mercedes S-Class is the ultimate statement of performance, comfort and safety. Visit your Mercedes-Benz dealer to experience this pinnacle of innovative driving or mercedes-benz.com.
CABIN COMFORTS The inviting interiors of the S Class include automatic seat adjustment and a wireless charging system for smartphones
safe and sound Advanced technologies in the S Class include Active Parking Assist with a 360-degree camera transmitting images to a multimedia display, while powerful multibeam LED headlamps react quickly to road and traffic conditions