Mercedes-Benz, the brand that invented the automobile and patented January 29, 1896, it has again come up with the next generation of its flagship S-Class, whose total redesign was based on three new axes of development: “Intelligent Drive”, “Efficient Technology” and “Essence of Luxury”.
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New and better in all
As in previous generations, the new S-Class sets new standards in every aspect that makes him worthy of the “Best Auto World”.
“The goal was not to optimize safety or aesthetics, performance or efficiency, comfort or dynamism. On the contrary: it was to realize in each of these dimensions our high standards: the best or nothing, “said Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “No car symbolizes the promise of the Mercedes-Benz brand as the Class S”.
The soul of the new S-Class is the new V8 Twin-Turbo 4.6-liter that generates 455 horsepower and 516 pounds of torque per linear foot, coupled to the automatic transmission of seven changes, boosting it from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.8 seconds and can reach up to 130 miles per hour top speed (electronically controlled).
Performance figures gasoline will be announced closer to the departure for sale.
This is the first of four options that the new S-Class will be available in the US from September. Later the system version with four-wheel drive 4MATIC, one with a diesel engine and finally a hybrid system with plug and the first four-cylinder engine will be added in a Class S.
Firsts in the automotive industry
Almost a century after the introduction of electric lighting in vehicles, Mercedes-Benz renews its lighting systems and commitment to LED technology in all light functions.
The new S-Class is the first vehicle in the world to completely ignore incandescent bulbs, both inside and outside, which not only improves enlightenment as such, but can significantly save energy as light units LED do not emit heat.
Another world premiere is the function of varying intensity: in order not to dazzle drivers traveling behind, the intensity of the brake light is reduced when the vehicle is stopped at a traffic light.
Almost 500 LEDs assume the illumination of the road, the vehicle, the passenger compartment and the trunk.
The lighting system of the new S Class 56 includes diodes in each headlamp; 35 in each of the rear and 4 for the rear fog additional witness.
In the cabin, (including ambient lighting) there are approximately 300 LED units.
First suspension of a car with eyes
The new S-Class is the first car in the world to detect in advance ripples on the surface that runs through the system ROAD SURFACE SCAN that identifies an irregularity using a stereoscopic camera and suspension MAGIC BODY CONTROL that immediately adapts to this new situation with an adjustment of up to 80 mm with which prevents movement of the car.
This innovative system for the undercarriage is optionally available for the eight-cylinder models.
The standard equipment of the new Class S consists of adaptive damping system with stepless ADS PLUS and AIRMATIC air suspension.
A car, a Spa, an office
Being the top model range of Mercedes-Benz, the concept of “The Essence of Luxury” (The Essence of Luxury) was one of the main factors when designing the new S-Class, whose cabin is no attention to smallest details.
Since the seats – they have the option of a system for thermal-massage, and air conditioning which has the first system to perfume the cockpit, the taste of its occupants, to the management, design, functions Infotainment and comfort and safety in the rear seats, the new S Class marks a level above the rest, same for the driver and passengers.
Security systems, including the latest developments in the PRE SAFE® system, which debuted 10 years ago and continued with DISTRONIC PLUS technology, open a new dimension of driving, where comfort and safety are merged into a unity.
The name chosen by Mercedes-Benz for this philosophy is “Intelligent Drive”, a program that integrates a number of security systems, which make the Mercedes-Benz S Class 2014 a vehicle approaches the concept of autonomous management and practically free to accidents, thanks to infrared technology that detects transeúnetes and animals along the way and is able to stop the car by itself.
I buy it?
The new Mercedes-Benz is not only the flagship of the brand that invented the car, but sets a new standard for the entire industry and although not not the most expensive, itself carries a price that is not for everyone.
The base model starts around $ 95,000 and when you add all possible options, including systems Intelligent Drive technology, equipment premium audio, Internet connectivity and reclining seats with massage, among other things, the total will around $ 135.000.
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