With cylinder shut-off and mild hybrid system

Shanghai (China), 18 April 2017

The current generation of the Mercedes S-class has been since 2013 on the market. Now, she gets a moderate facelift and new engines. World premiere has the car at the auto Shanghai (19-29 April 2017).

Two new twin-turbo V8 with cylinder shut-off

The new engines were introduced us already in October 2016 at a technology workshop, now more details to follow. The Twin-Turbo V8 S 560 and Mercedes Maybach S 560 is exactly 14 HP with 469 Horsepower stronger than the current Twin-Turbo V8 in the S 500, the torque is the same as with 700 Newton meters. Main advantage is about 10 percent lower consumption, contributes to a cylinder shut-off apparently. Also in the Mercedes-AMG S works 63 4Matic + a new twin-turbo V8 with cylinder shut-off. The lower displacement helps the fuel saving here also: instead of 5.5 is only 4.0 litres. However, the performance by 585 to 612 HP.

Strongest car diesel Mercedes history

The new six-cylinder diesel engine works in the S 350 d (286 HP) and S 400 d (340 HP). Although significantly increased performance compared to the old 350 d with its 258 HP, decreases the consumption by about seven percent. To the Camtronic valve control is used here for the first time.

Electrical compressor if the petrol engines

With the new six-cylinder gasoline engine Mercedes introduces a number of technologies to electrify. A new charge with electric auxiliary compressor (FCA), among others, as well as an integrated starter-generator (ISG) provide a particularly good performance without Turbo lag. The ISG hybrid functions such as boost or recuperation and allows for fuel savings. Bottom line, the new R6 provides the performance of an eight cylinder with significantly less consumption. The hunger for energy of water pump, to satisfy air conditioning compressor and ISG, a 48-volt electrical system is introduced.

Revised plug-in hybrid

The plug-in hybrid the battery capacity is increased from 8.7 to 13.3 kilowatt hours, which should increase the electric range from 33 to 50 kilometres. In combination with the new Mercedes Wallbox, the on-board charger allows a considerably faster charging of the battery.

Improved chassis

Road surface mode "scan", the S-class can proactively detect uneven since 2013 and adjusting the suspension. In the new S-class stereo camera recognize the shafts and joints even better, also at dawn and at speeds up to 180 km/h. In addition, the Coupé from the S-class known tilting technology now available in the sedan is introduced. This leans the body to maximum of three degrees to the inside of the curve and reduces as the perceived lateral forces. Even with the light, there is progress: on request multibeam LED headlamps are now available, which hide the oncoming traffic. Also provides "ultra range"-Fernlicht an improved light output.

Market launch in July

The launch of the new S begins class in the July 2017. The prices were not yet announced. So far, they started at 82.229 euros for the 350 d with rear-wheel drive. (sl)

by Irish McGurn

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