2014 MercedesBenz SClass Test Drive

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2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Drive

It’s a bright, day. Ella Fitzgerald is on the stereo, and I’m sitting in a chair with my feet up, a back massage.

This be the scene of a lovely Saturday pedicure, except it’s I’m working. It’s 10 a.m. on a Thursday, and I’m in the back seat of the 2014 S-Class. being driven the lakelands outside of Toronto.

My journalists and I are in Canada for a quick romp, meeting the new 2014 for the first time.

There’s a lot to The S-Class is Mercedes ‘ the company’s most expensive and the standard-bearer for the rest of its lineup. The has jammed it full of technology.

safety features. mind-blowing systems, back massagers, LCD and more.

You will read a amount of reviews that say the recent iteration of the S-Class is not a car, whatever that But don’t take that as a — there are plenty of that might make car your favorite. Seriously, it with a feature with the magic in the name: Magic Control.

And that’s not hype it really does feel a bit of rich people magic. on that later.

The new 2014 hits the U.S. market in September, early October. of the bells and whistles usually at a high-end spa, is it more a gimmick? Read on to find

Sticker Price: Not yet announced

Price: NA

Engine: Direct 4.6L twin-turbo V-8

Transmission: automatic

Performance: 455 horsepower, 516 of torque; 0 to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds

Fuel NA

Seating: 4 people

The 2014 is slightly more attractive the outgoing model. Not much has actually. When Mercedes photos of the new S-Class, some reporters overlaid the old version and the new in a rotating .gif, fading one out as the other reappeared.

They strikingly similar.

The biggest comes on the side panels, include Mercedes’ now signature which look like lain on their sides. It a dimension of movement to a large and car that could have with the wrong design, up looking like a staid box on

Everything about the interior high quality, from the detailing on the Burmester speakers to the on the leather of the dashboard. The wood feel sleek, and the metal feel cool to the touch.

I sat two different cars on our test — one with a panoramic and one without. The sunroof made a difference, turning the car into a sunny room. Without a the car feels a bit claustrophobic.

Mercedes added a twee that might get some excited, but fell flat me: An atomizer that puffs into the car. It comes four scents — sports, downtown and freeside. gave us samples (warning, if you get at a dealership — they are more potent than and will stay on your for way longer than you want) and the smells are pleasant, having in the car didn’t add enough to our drive to it a selling point.

The S-Class is to feel as comfortable as your room. The back seats first-class legroom, and the right passenger seat comes a foot rest that can the seat into something to a La-Z-Boy chair.

And oh my, the seats with massagers. Heated What a way to treat yourself and passengers. Now, being the auto writer that I am, I to point out that these are not the strongest back rub you’ll experience. Massage chairs at local nail salon give you a more intense rub while you get a pedicure.

But this like a very Marie type of complaint, completely out of with the common man. pretty awesome to get even a massage when you’re Mercedes calls this system a hot stone massage the two options rub your back heat, and the other four just rub your back heat.

I don’t know how I’ll to go on a road trip without feature, but since I don’t the $300,000 the average S-Class earns, I guess I’ll to manage.

Oh, and the trunk is pretty You’ll fit your golf or whatever large rich thing you need to haul in the back. A marble bust of beloved maltipoo, perhaps?

The is jammed full of active technology, which makes the car feel as close to driving an vehicle as you can get these days. The car has that project out hundreds of ahead of the vehicle and can get the brakes if it thinks you’re going to to stop. It can stop you from into oncoming traffic by the car to the right and keeping you in your

You can set cruise control and just letting the car slow down and as it judges the traffic ahead of


This is why other auto will say this is not a driver’s And that may be true — who like to test the limits of vehicle by taking corners and accelerating as hard as possible they come from a stop may not appreciate the S-class, stops you from doing things like driving the center line of the road.

But car opens up a whole other of opportunities. It can be the car you gracefully retire in, that as you age you might need help judging the road. And the average age of the S-Class buyer is 62, it be the car these buyers purchase, buying another new car again.

The Magic Body Control the car a super comfortable ride. you put the car in comfort mode, a radar bumps coming up on the road, and the suspension to practically erase from the road. I tested it out over huge speed in the road, and it was like they there.

Magically erased.

a huge fan of excellent stereo and so I easily fell in love the S-Class’ Burmester system. For who don’t have an easy to drop on a home stereo Burmester is one of the best systems you can And it comes standard on the S-Class, 24 beautifully styled metal

I sampled some jazz, Rachmaninoff, and the new Vampire Weekend all of which sounded beautiful.

The car comes with the night system to beat all night systems. It can detect animals and outlining them in red boxes, and a light on a pedestrian to give you a view of where they are on the And the pre-safe braking technology apply the brakes if it thinks about to hit someone.

Which, I’m sure, the of the world will find to be a considerate touch.

The S-class economy figures aren’t yet, but the automaker promises the car be subject to a gas guzzler tax. The S-Class gets 15 mpg city and 20 mpg and Mercedes said the fuel figures could be as much as 20 better.

Just don’t it an old man’s car, OK? Unless talking about an old man who takes meetings on Skype, eschews the because it’s doesn’t an open programming platform he’s a techy who knows all this kind of nerdy and delights in having all the coolest new and toys. Because having the new is like having the newest except on wheels.

Driving a car got a lot of automation actually takes skill. It’s not the kind of you can turn on and forget about you still have to monitor the adjust the settings on the adaptive control to deal with fluctuations, and maneuver corners and But you’ll have the peace of knowing the car will brake it needs to, and that in the event of a the car will do whatever it can to make you’re safe (like your seatbelt milliseconds impact).

If you have six figures S-Class will probably around $92,000, where it is priced, but adding in options takes the price higher that) and love cool the S-Class is like having the highly-advanced smart phone on the Except, unlike in the cellphone this kind of technology be obsolete in a few months. It will years for this to trickle to the rest of us plebeians.

So enjoy showing off your status and make sure you use night vision technology to knocking over us commoners as we down the street.

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