Motoring News 31.1.2018 10:00 am

S for sexy in new Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Leader in the premium segment.

Among the highlights of the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class is an all-new and highly efficient engine range with a series of new technologies for electrification of the powertrain. Intelligent Drive takes another step towards autonomous driving. S-Class is the undisputed leader in the premium segment.

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The interior of the new S-Class

The interior of the new S-Class is characterised by the two new high-resolution displays, each with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches.

Visually, the two displays under one shared glass cover blend into a wide-screen cockpit.

As the instrument cluster, it contains a large display with virtual instruments in the direct field of vision of the driver as well as a central display above the centre console.

The new S-Class has touch-sensitive controls in the steering wheel.

They respond to swiping motions like the screen of a smartphone and enable the driver to control the entire infotainment system without having to take their hands off the steering wheel.

The operation of Distronic and cruise control with control elements directly on the steering wheel is another new feature.

The top-of-the-range model of Mercedes-Benz takes another big step towards autonomous driving and elevates Intelligent Drive to the next level. Distronic Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist now provide even more comfortable support for the driver to keep a safe distance and steer.

The speed is now adjusted automatically ahead of curves or junctions. Multibeam LED headlamps and Ultra Range High Beam turn night into day.

Road Surface Scan, the forward-looking detection of bumps, and the curve-tilting function Curvre are further unique features of the S-Class in the segment of luxury sedans.

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Refreshing exclusive interior

From the exclusive leather upholstery to the decorative elements of fine wood – it does not get any better.

In addition, the chauffeur package offers generous legroom in the rear.

The optionally available Energizing Comfort Control is a world-first entering series production and allows all passengers to travel relaxed. It combines comfort systems such as Thermotronic, massage and fragrancing to create an inspiring wellness experience.

It uses specific comfort functions as well as light and music moods and allows customers to configure a specific wellness set-up to suit their need.

Mercedes AMG S63 and Mercedes AMG S65 New engine, new transmission, new exterior and interior design: On the S 63, MercedesAMG has dramatically honed the driving dynamics and looks further.

For improved performance with significantly reduced fuel consumption, the AMG 4.0-litre V8 biturbo engine with cylinder deactivation replaces the previous 5.5-litre V8 biturbo. Despite the smaller displacement, the new engine puts out 450 kW and thus exactly 20 kW more than the preceding model.

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Superiority of the high-end 12-cylinder

At the same time as the S 63, the top-of-the-range model S 65 receives a visual update that underscores the superiority of the high-end 12-cylinder model. Its 6.0-litre V12 biturbo engine retains its output of 463 kW and peak torque of 1000 Nm.

Thanks to the highest stage of development of the V8 and V12 biturbo engines, both new models deliver more output and torque than the competitors.

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The extremely high torque of the S 65 is transferred by the proven AMG SpeedShift 7G-Tronic PLUS transmission.

Magic Body Control with curve-tilting function The four AMG Dynamic Select driving modes – Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual, allow the driver to influence the characteristics of the S 63 and the S 65 extensively. In addition, the S 65 features the “Curve” driving mode, active in the speed range between 15 and 180km/h.