The new S-Class is here
Mercedes Benz launched the new facelifted S-Class, which is located at the top of the company’s passenger models, with new technologies and power units in the Shanghai Auto Show.
Equipped with Mercedes’ many comfort-oriented and advanced autonomous driving technologies, the S-Class will bring small and point-to-point changes in its design footsteps, and will be on its way as the world’s most savvy car with a new engine option. The series, which is the best-selling automobile in its segment in 2016, is also ambitious to maintain this success with its new face.
As a part of the facelift, the front griller is elongated while its LED lights got smaller. Among the changes in the Maybach version of the series, the structure of the brand logo will be striking. In addition to the LED technology lighting, the optional reflector range is developed seriously. The rear bumper and the exhaust system are elaborated with a slightly more sporty look. Mercedes make-up includes the option of seven light alloy wheels. The dimensions of these rims vary between 17 and 20 inches.
In fact, in order to understand the visible differences in the S-Class, it is necessary to enter inside from the outside. It reveals the difference in vehicle technology and comfort that surrounds another world in a sense. The S-Class carries a step further than the autonomous driving technology that comes with the E-Class, and the DISTRONIC active control and steering assistant is now much more reliable and comfortable, controlling the speed of the vehicle itself depending on the road conditions. It is also possible to control the S-Class with its 12.3-inch high-resolution two-screen display as well as a voice command. One of the important user-centered changes in the interior is that the crucial electronic support equipment, especially the cruise control, becomes controllable via the steering wheel.
The S-Class, which features 64 different ambiance lighting options, is the first in the world to offer a massage and health system while driving. In this option, which is optionally offered, systems such as massage, music, interior temperature and ambiance lighting analyze the mood of the driver and make the vehicle suitable. This system is actually a way for the S-Class to say, “I do not want unhappy users in scent”. Massage functions offered in six different modes including regeneration, comfort, pleasure, temperature, exercise, and vigor are actively practiced for 10 minutes.
There are significant changes and values to be underlined in the S-Class, which comes face-to-face with versions with diesel, petrol and hybrid engine technology. In addition to the V8 engine option, the S-Class achieves a new power unit with a sequential six-cylinder engine, along with a variable valve traction control that plays an important role in achieving lower carbon emissions. Let’s take a look at technical values before switching to engine technology in the new S-Class, which has the most powerful diesel engine of Mercedes history.
The new V8 engine, which is 10 percent more economical than its predecessor, produces 469 horsepower and 700 Nm of torque. Biturbo-powered engine with an average consumption of 8.5 liters is among the world’s most economical V8 diesel engines. Of course, this consumption value is achieved in quiet use of the four cylinders. Let’s come to the unit with the title of the most powerful diesel engine of the Mercedes history. This six-cylinder structure has a row of six engines and is offered in two versions, 286 horsepower to 600 Nm of torque and 340 horsepower to 700 Nm of torque. The average consumption value of the S 350 is 5.5 liters and the S 400 is 5.6 liters. This engine developed on the aluminum block uses the patented NANOSLIDE layer that Mercedes has integrated into the cylinder walls.
As in every series of Mercedes, the S-Class has the AMG signature in the strongest of the family. The S 63 4MATIC + version features a 4.0-liter V-8 Biturbo engine instead of the previous 5.5-liter V-8 Biturbo. Despite this shrank volume, this version has impressive values of 612 horsepower and 900 Nm. In the hybrid version of the family, the electric motor is used with the six-row internal combustion engine. In this version, where the 13.3 kWh battery is located, a range of 50 kilometers is offered in electric mode. The make-up S-Class will be sold in the European market from July.