Drive New MercedesBenz SClass Revealed

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MERCEDES-BENZ S-Class Saloon

Greg Kable

Revealed: S-Class

New Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

details: First-class inspired is part day spa, part

Mercedes-Benz has lifted the veil on its new at a media presentation in Hamburg, revealing a technological tour de that aims to continue the four-door saloon s traditional of the global luxury car market a heady combination of comfort, efficiency, safety, quality and

Set to arrive in Australian showrooms in the new Mercedes-Benz flagship is charged the task of replacing not one but two different lines. On the one hand, it has been to fill the role of the previous S-class on sale since On the other, it has been conceived to the very same territory by Mercedes-Benz s discontinued Maybach and its 57 and 62 limousines, which date to 2001.

Reflecting the importance boss, Dieter Zetsche, has on it, the new car is planned to support no less five different models . wheelbase saloon, long saloon, extra long saloon, coupe and cabriolet.

has already previewed the S-Class’ new interior, which includes such as a perfumed cabin, 12.3-inch colour screens and hot-stone massage functions in the

Stylistically, the new S-class, developed the internal codename W222, is evolutionary than revolutionary, a clear progression of the outgoing rather than a complete of what went before it. It obvious heritage in many but the surfacing treatment is contemporary to give it modern appeal.

a trend that has seen all Mercedes-Benz models significantly their predecessors in terms of efficiency, the big saloon is claimed to an impressively low drag co-efficient of 0.24 in standard models and in the frugal new S300 BlueTEC

Sitting proud up front is a grille with added increased width and greater than on any recent Mercedes-Benz It is just one of a number of newly design elements that give the new S-class what design boss, Gorden describes as a more noble character than its predecessor.

design features of note larger headlamps with expressive internal graphics and up to 56 LED (light emitting diodes), a structured front bumper, contoured bonnet complete Mercedes-Benz s three-pointed star less prominent wheel flares, a signature dropping along the flanks that from the trailing edge of the to a lower point above the wheel arches.

The underpinnings, like many of the new S-class, are a development of those by its predecessor, albeit with revisions, most notably in the of electronics that sees the new car some interesting new safety including an illuminated belt extender and air bags within the straps for the rear seat Models equipped with the reclining rear seat receive an airbag within the cushion to prevent the occupant forward in the case of an accident.

In wheelbase guise, the new S-class the same 3165mm wheelbase as its Dimensionally, the new car is 21mm longer, wider and 11mm higher before at 5246mm, 1899mm and

The inclusion of new rear seats, come with an optional function, has lead to a 30-litre in trunk space at 530-litres. The tank is also 12-litres than before at 78-litres, a reduction in combined cycle consumption means the overall remains much the same as with an official figure of the S350 BlueTEC boasts a range of 1418km between ups.

Mercedes-Benz has increased the of lightweight materials used in the of the new S-class in a bid to shed weight; the outer skin, including the is now made out of aluminium, while the structure uses a higher of hot formed multi-gauge steel in a that sees a reduction in weight among some


With a kerb weight of the S350 BlueTEC tips the 20kg below its predecessor. At the time, it is claimed to boast the rigid body structure in its with a torsional stiffness of the new car improves on its predecessor by an impressive according to official figures.

The new will begin production at s manufacturing headquarters in Sindelfingen, with four different traditional petrol, petrol-electric, and diesel-electric. All four will with a seven-speed automatic from the outgoing model revisions that, Mercedes-Benz provides smoother, faster and intuitive shift action.

among the drivelines planned for sale is a carry over V6 diesel engine with in the S350 BlueTEC and an upgraded of Mercedes-Benz s existing twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine that 15kW more than its at 335kW in the S500.

Also for the Australian market is the yet-to-be-revealed S63 Like its predecessor, it is powered by a 5.5-litre V8 that is likely to a standard 400kW, or 420kW in with an optional performance But while the S63 AMG bound for Australia retain rear-wheel drive, it come with Mercedes-Benz s drive 4Matic system in markets as the S63 AMG 4Matic.

Not yet confirmed for Australian sales is the optimized S300 BlueTEC whose 2.1-litre four-cylinder with 150kW operates in with a 20kW electric for a total output of 170kW and fuel consumption of just in the S300 BlueTEC Hybrid.

among the initial drive in selected markets is the S400 which uses a revised of the naturally aspirated 3.5-litre V6 unit used in the outgoing developing 225kW in combination a 20kW electric motor for an output of 245kW an increase of on the old S400 Hybrid.

In 2014, will bring a new S600 to the line-up. It receives a revised of the outgoing model s twin-turbocharged V12 developing around 395kW. In 6.0-litre form, this will also power a topping S65 AMG flagship.

Also for launch next year is a new Plug-In Hybrid model . Thomas Weber, head of and development, says achieve fuel consumption on the European cycle of less than

Heading the long list of advances incorporated on the new S-class is s so-called Magic Body (MBC) system. Available as an it uses cameras mounted the windscreen to scan the road and surface irregularities before adjusting the damping characteristics to body movements, better roll and pitch and generally overall ride comfort.

35 comments so far

Lovely car, but no for class compared to Bentley or Royce. Front instrument and colour screen, hideous. reclining seat appears to front passenger seat as it is pushed forward to create seat foot rest

No doubt will sell than defunct Maybach, a bit ho hum if parked next to a kitted van.

Commenter Stevo16 and time May 16, 2013, 8:19AM

The is a almost twice the price of an

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Commenter Timothy Location Date and time May 16, 2013,

The Commodore is no match for the S-class. your game, Holden.

lolwat Location Date and May 16, 2013, 9:46AM

Years ago I had an S 500SEL that had a reclining seat and there was no compromise of seat adjustment. Perhaps ha retained this formula

Fred Bloggs Location Date and time May 16, 2013,

When are the DiesOtto engines

Commenter greco Location mel and time May 16, 2013, 8:51AM

To cut congestion only cars of 150kph cruising and 180kpm+ top should be allowed on the freeways, speed limits and cameras are no required.

Anything less and is not permitted to exit suburban

Commenter Scott Location Date and time May 16, 2013,

@Scott, 180kpm+? Holy

Commenter SeventyEight Date and May 16, 2013, 12:42PM

180km/m = km/h?

Commenter Jaques Date and time May 16, 2013,

Think we have long on highways now with our mere 100 kph How long will they be up after the180 kph ones, not to the kilometre per second ones!

the outsider Location Date and May 16, 2013, 5:42PM

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