Idea of the Mercedes-Benz S-class Admiral strip for the top model

The Admiral strip for the top model

Since Audi 2000 likes journalists to A8 introduction to Barcelona – Mercedes-Benz remains The Mercedes S-class is the best car in the world. And to give this Claim credibility, the Swabians their top model heuer thoroughly. Because the stylistic Changes in limits, you could keep the new S-class for a mere model of care. However, internally, the car has been treated like a new model generation.

And that means: New drives, more comfort and a completely new electronics. By the way Mercedes-Benz has reactivated some of the model names from the history: brand Aficionados will already own, therefore, S 450 and S 560 delight.

© Daimler Mercedes-Benz S-class. The leap in the engines is huge: The previously in-built V6 engines will be replaced by a new Generation of series motors. The 2.9-Liter Diesel with 210 kW / 286 HP as the S 350 d and 250 kW / 340 PS as S begins 400 d. In the case of the petrol engines in the range, with the 3.0-Liter in-line six-cylinder, 270 kW / 367 HP as the S 450 and 333 kW / 435 HP than the S 500. Both petrol engines are equipped with a 48-Volt on-Board network and an integrated Starter-Generator, which delivers extra thrust and the Turbo-lag is virtually eliminated.

Mercedes S-class with up to 630 HP

As a Prestige drives the 4.0-litre V8 in the S 560 and it makes proud to 345 kW / 469 HP &#8211 act; and 390 kW / 530 HP-strong 6.0-Liter V12 in the S 600. By AMG the S 63 AMG with a 4.0-Liter V-8 and 450 kW / 612 HP and the more powerful S 65 AMG with 463 kW / 630 HP-strong 6.0-Liter V12. A Plug-in Hybrid follows, and is based on the older 3.0-litre V6. A four-cylinder, it will no longer be – at least in Europe. There are several variants of optional all-wheel drive.

© Daimler Mercedes-Benz S-class. The diversity of technical approaches, ensures that each variation on the tax makes their specific stimuli. The Six-cylinder petrol engine responds snappy on the Gas and it acts up in the upper speed range, in incredibly silky and low vibration. The eight-cylinder in the S 560 delivers a tangible increase in steam, just above 200 km/h, and like the sound with its classic, discreet insulated eight-cylinder. The S 63 AMG is louder and more aggressive and the driving performance on super sports car level, the style of the AMG needs a favor. And of course there is the fantastic Diesel with huge torque and low fuel consumption for a lot of riders continue to the ideal motorization.

The chassis is with the performance you loose is finished, the vote is top class-like. The spread between the driving modes is clearly noticeable, with the Mercedes S-class tends to be in the "Comfort"mode to the Vibration, bumps in the road, however, to clean up almost completely. The "Sport"mode offers a good compromise; especially impressive is the case of some models, optional "Curve"function, with which the lateral inclination of the body, up to the limit of liability will be completely equalized. The driving experience is in this mode, the downright surreal.

Driving assistant and comfort of the Mercedes S-class is refined even further

The driving assistance and telematics systems have been further refined. Monitor driver and vehicle in a more comprehensive manner, but at the same time unobtrusive and keep the interventions to a Minimum. The step from automated to Autonomous Driving seems to be tangible, if you want to loathe to give up on driving pleasure, the Mercedes S-class.

A novelty is the "Wellness"systems, with which, by stereo, fragrance and ambience, lighting, different moods are staged. In China, the clientele appreciates such Features.

© Daimler Mercedes-Benz S-class. The interior is based largely on the previous model; the glazing of the valves, however, have been widened, there is new Infotainment systems, and leather is also at the entry-level model, standard equipment: fabric seats, only on special request. The previously used Two-spoke steering Wheel gives way to a Three-spoke steering wheel, which should appeal to the mass taste.

The exterior has new Front and rear aprons, carefully modified and looks more modern. LED headlights are standard; especially impressive is the optional Multibeam LED headlights. They offer several advantages: they are compact and get the apron is, therefore, an independent front and have a variable distribution of light; the "Ultra-Range"remote light delivers the same Performance as the Laser spot of the competition; and with its three stripes underline the hierarchy of the Mercedes S-class in the Mercedes portfolio. Internally, we speak jokingly of the "Admiral strip“.

There is the Mercedes S-class continue in the Short and long version; about the Mercedes-Maybach is ranked 469 or 630 HP. Prices start at 84 639 Euro. There are on the market nothing Better. (ampnet/jm)

Technical Data Of The Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Length x width x height (m): 5,23 (Length: 5,36, Maybach: 5,46) x 1.50 x 1.90 Wheelbase (m): 3.04 from (Lang: 3,17, Maybach: 3,37) Engines: R6, diesel, 2999 CC, V8, diesel, 3982 ccm, V12, gasoline, 5980 CC; R6, Diesel, 2925 ccm Power: 210 kW / 286 HP 390 kW / 530 HP (AMG, Maybach: 450 kW/612 HP–463 kW/630) Max. Torque: 500-830 Nm (AMG, Maybach: 900-1000 Nm) Maximum speed: 250 km/h (AMG: optional 300km/h) Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h: 3.5 to 5.8 sec. ECE average fuel consumption: 5,1–11,9 litres Efficiency Class: A–F CO2 emissions: 139-279 g/km (Euro 6) Empty weight / payload: min. 1995 kg / 670kg Trunk Volume: 470-510 Liter Max. Towing capacity: 2100 kg Turning circle of 11.9-12.3 m Tires: min. Size 245/55 R17 Coefficient of drag: min. 0,26 Price: from 84 639 Euro