READ MOREThe flagship model has been comprehensively modernised and is confirming its role as a technological trailblazer with new engines and enhanced driving assistance systems. The performance model from Affalterbach now also boasts a new engine, new transmission, new all-wheel drive system as well as a new exterior and interior design. Mercedes-AMG has further sharpened the driving dynamics and visual appearance. The first models of the new S‑Class can be ordered with immediate effect at prices starting from 88,446.75 euros, and will arrive in European dealerships in July.
Additional new engines and also pioneering technologies, such as an integral 48‑v olt starter-alternator, are already in the pipeline. The standard equipment of the S-Class is comprehensive. Standard features include Comand Online with Widescreen Cockpit and Car‑to‑X-Communication for autonomous information exchange with vehicles as well as the traffic infrastructure, multifunction steering wheel with Touch Control buttons, touchpad with Controller, intelligent Thermotronic automatic climate control, and electrically adjustable front seats.
It also featurs the air suspension system Airmatic with continuously variable damping system, Dynamic Select transmission mode selection as well as the Smartphone Integration package with Apple Car Play and Android Auto and a wireless charging system for mobile devices. The new S-Class takes another major step towards autonomous driving, elevating Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive to the next level. The range of driving assistance and safety systems as standard includes Active Braking Assist, Crosswind Assist, Attention Assist, Traffic Sign Assist and also the occupant protection system PRE‑S AFE.
New and also part of the standard specification is PRE‑SAFE Sound which prepares human hearing for the anticipated accident noise when there is a risk of a collision. With Remote Parking Assist, the driver can manoeuvre the S‑Class into and out of narrow parking spaces or garages from outside the vehicle via smartphone. Power range from 286 hp to 612 hp. Extremely quick and precise adjustment of the headlamps to the current traffic conditions comes courtesy of Multibeam LED. Via 84 individually controllable LEDs, the light is always switched on exactly where it is needed. ■