2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class officially makes its debut

May 15th, 2013 by Road Test TV

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Here it is – after all the wait, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class is finally here with three new engineering priorities. Mercedes-Benz says that the new S-Class embodies three engineering priorities including Intelligent Drive, Efficient Technology and Essence of Luxury.

“Rather than being about safety or aesthetics, power or efficiency, comfort or dynamism, our aspirations were ‘the best or nothing’ in every respect,” said Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars. “No other car stands for the Mercedes-Benz brand promise more than the S-Class.”

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class will be available in a couple of trim levels including the S350 BlueTEC, the S500, and the S400 Hybrid. The S350 BlueTEC will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine that produces 258-hp and allows the S-Class to run from 0 to 62 mph in 6.8 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. The S500 will be powered by a 4.7 liter V8 making 455-hp with the ability to go from rest to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds and the S400 Hybrid will be powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine mated to an electric-motor. That will allow it to produce 306-hp with the ability to go from 0 to 62 mph in 6.8 seconds.

Check out the list of technology features below:

– Headlamps: each with up to 56 LEDs
– Tail lights: each with up to 35 LEDs (plus 4 for the rear fog lamp)
– Interior: Approx. 300 LEDs.
– Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus and Night View Assist Plus.
– ROAD SURFACE SCAN: detects such unevenness by means of the stereo camera
– MAGIC BODY CONTROL: instantaneously sets up the suspension to deal with the new situation.
– Two high-resolution TFT colour displays in 8:3 format with a screen diagonal of 12.3 inches as the new information center in the S-Class.
– AIRBALANCE package: Consists of perfume atomisation, ionisation and even more efficient filtration compared with the standard model.
– ENERGIZING massage function: based on the hot-stone principle or active seat ventilation with reversing fans.
– Burmester Surround Sound system and the Burmester High-End 3D-Surround Sound system.
– Beltbag: an inflatable seat-belt strap that is able to reduce the risk of injury to passengers in the rear in a head-on collision by lessening the strain placed on the ribcage.
– DSTRONIC PLUS with Steering Assist and Stop&Go Pilot: takes the burden off the driver when it comes to lane guidance and is also able to follow vehicles in traffic jams automatically.
– Brake Assist system BAS PLUS with Cross-Traffic Assist: A to detect crossing traffic and pedestrians too, and to boost the braking power applied by the driver accordingly.
– Active Lane Keeping Assist can detect when the adjacent lane is occupied, especially by oncoming traffic.

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