Automotive benchmark in efficiency and comfort
The world premiere of Mercedes-Benz’s new S-Class was a highlight of April’s Auto Shanghai 2017 exhibition. The new S-Class features a host of innovations including an all-new and highly efficient engine range with a series of new technologies for the electrification of the powertrain.The Intelligent Drive system takes another step towards autonomous driving. And the undisputed leader in the premium segment with regard to comfort and wellness sets new standards in the interior.
Several new engines are planned for the new S-Class: in-line six cylinders as diesel and petrol engines, as well as a new V8 biturbo petrol engine. In addition, Mercedes-Benz plans a plug-in hybrid with an electric range of about 50 kilometers. At the same time, ground-breaking technologies such as the 48-volt Integrated Starter Alternator and the electric booster compressor celebrate their world premiere. 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 CURVE are further unique features of the S-Class in the segment of luxury sedans
New S-Class vehicles also mark the market debut of the ENERGIZING COMFORT system which offers a holistic approach to controlling comfort features like air conditioning, mood lighting, seat massage options and scent sensory stimuli. With ENERGIZING COMFORT, clients can design a comprehensive physical environment to suit their exact mood or needs. All of these features create a level of physical comfort which allows drivers to experience maximum efficiency on the road.
“The development of the new S-Class was extremely extensive. With a whole series of new features and functions the S-Class remains the technological pioneer”, says Ola Källenius, responsible on the Board of Daimler AG for Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars Development.
As in years past, Mercedes-Benz’s top of the range model was 2016’s best-selling luxury sedan in the world. More than 300,000 S-Class cars have been sold worldwide since 2013. Today’s S-Class in six body type configurations.