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premiere of Pre Safe the occupant system with foresight

New 12 twin turbo engine 500 hp

Largest engine range in class segment, featuring high tech power

Six cylinder models with power output and higher

Discreet design modifications at the and rear

Exclusive designo interior appointments package

In of technology and style, the world’s one luxury class saloon to forge ahead: Mercedes is to unveil an S Class featuring a of modified details which enhance the car’s appeal and add to its The Stuttgart manufacturer’s top of the range will make its public in the autumn of 2002.

A range of technical features enables the S to further underline its status as a model and trend setter for car development as a whole. Pride of among the leading edge, tech innovations goes to Pre the preventive occupant protection from Mercedes Benz, heralds a new era in automotive safety. Pre can detect the threat of a collision in and initiate preventive measures to the occupants and vehicle for impact.

new developments for the S Class include a 12 twin turbo engine 500 hp and a drive dynamic multicontour that can adapt to different situations with lightning Autumn 2002 will the arrival of the successor to the current S the new S 350 with V6 engine developing 245 hp. The six S 320 CDI diesel power plant now an output of 204 hp (previously 197 hp) and provides 500 Nm of equivalent to an increase of around six per

Market share of between 40 and 58 per in the major economic regions

325,000 motorists world have sampled the delights of the S first hand since launch at the end of 1998, the car having itself at the very top of its market in all the major regions around the

The top of the range Mercedes model for some 46 per cent of new car registrations in the class segment in Western whilst the figure is around 40 per in the USA and 58 per cent in Japan. In the UK, over S Class Saloons have registered since its 1999 and the car is the number one luxury saloon on sale.

In addition, the catalogue of S successes lists some dozen international awards and Honours regularly bestowed the S Class include Best Most Innovative Saloon and Design Quality.

Newly front section for an even powerful demeanour

Features of the year 2003 S Class discreet design modifications further emphasise the saloon’s and elegant character. By way of example, the bumper is enhanced by a new look air intake which gives the of a wider and, therefore, more powerful body. have also been to the radiator grille which, of the designers, now displays added and a more pronounced slant.

From a stylistic viewpoint, the important model enhancement are the powerfully sweeping headlamps, sophisticated clear glass and high sheen reflector bringing an extra touch of to the saloon’s appearance. The exterior casings and tail lights feature a new, even elegant design.

Inside the S over 40 features have either redesigned or using new further enhanced by the Mercedes to provide the occupants with more comfortable and luxurious The discreet chrome strips adorn the fine wood further improved seat and new look, elegant control are just three examples of the attention to detail that has into the model refinement

Mercedes customers can opt for an exclusive appointments package called couture, including high nappa and nubuk leather trim parts carved the finest poplar or maple as well as an interior roof decked out in sumptuous Alcantara.

Pre ushers in a new era of passenger car safety

Benz has further perfected the safety technology at the heart of the S by introducing Pre Safe, the new occupant system with foresight. The manufacturer has notched up another by unveiling this innovative that can recognise the threat of an in advance and initiate preventive measures to deal with the in hand. As a new era in passenger car safety the S Class therefore continues to set the

Preventive occupant protection on board the top of the range Mercedes include seat belts can be tensioned within a split so as to ensure that the driver and the passenger are in the best possible position before a crash enabling optimum deployment of the upon impact. At the same Pre Safe moves the front seat and the electrically adjustable seats for the rear passengers their optimum positions and the sunroof automatically when the begins to skid.

This new concept is based on the findings of accident research, which that, in about two thirds of all accidents, there is a relatively period of time between the an imminent collision is detected and the the collision actually occurs. In Mercedes Benz will use research to implement preventive measures which can further the risk of injury to vehicle The model year 2003 S marks the first venture the realms of this leading future compatible safety

In order to detect a collision in Pre Safe uses sensors in the ESP ® Stability Program and the Brake system, which warn critical situations. The system are reversible: for instance, if the collision is at the last moment, the preventive tensioners are released automatically so the occupants can reset the seats and to their original positions. Pre is then ready to spring action again immediately if upon.

500 hp V12 power plant and modified six engines

Boasting three six models (S 280, S 350, S 320 three V8 versions (S 430, S S 55 AMG) and a 12 cylinder power (S 600), the S Class engine up is the most extensive in this segment. Power output these engines ranges 197 hp to 500 hp in the flagship S 600 model.

Pride of in the Mercedes engine range go to a newly developed 12 cylinder complete with twin water intercooler and numerous high tech innovations. The V12 plant produced using of the art, lightweight materials in squeezing 500 hp from its 5.5 litre making it one of the most powerful in its class. With a peak of 800 Nm that arrives at just rpm, the new Mercedes 12 cylinder the flagship S 600 Saloon from 0 to mph in a mere 4.8 seconds.


The Mercedes have also modified the and tested six cylinder engines for the S further boosting both and torque:

Increasing the displacement of the V6 engine to 3.7 litres enables to be boosted by 12.5 per cent to 245 hp, not to a 13 per cent rise in torque to

350 Nm at rpm. Fuel consumption in the new S 350 litres per 100 km

(25.4 mpg) (NEDC consumption) remains at an exemplary for this displacement class.

The six cylinder diesel engine is the second generation of Mercedes developed common rail plants which provides pulling power and flexibility reducing fuel consumption further. Power output the 3.2 litre engine has been to 204 hp whilst the peak torque of 500 Nm at rpm is a new record. Fuel consumption in the S 320 CDI is a 7.7 litres per 100 km (36.7 mpg) combined consumption) almost per cent lower than in the model.

From autumn the high performance S 55 AMG Saloon receive the powerful, supercharged cylinder engine as seen in the SL 55 This power plant around 39 per cent more and 32 per cent more torque the preceding model. To put this figures: 500 hp and 700 Nm from 2750

Drive dynamic multicontour for superlative lateral support cornering

The COMAND (Cockpit and Navigation Display) system is now in all S Class models. Compared to its the current system has a larger therefore, even clearer display (6.5) in 16:9

Mercedes Benz has totally the S Class seats introducing a design and new upholstery technology to the driver and front passenger greater seat comfort previously. The new drive dynamic seat now available as an option for the S is the ultimate in sophisticated seat

It has a series of integrated air chambers are inflated or deflated according to the in hand so as to ensure that driver and front passenger from superlative lateral when the car is cornering. The seat has an in built computer which electropneumatic control, taking a split second to process such as steering angle, acceleration and road speed, in to vary the inflation pressure and of air in the chambers precisely in accordance the situation in hand.

When the vehicle enters a hand bend, for example, the pumps more air into the on the right hand side of the thus ensuring greater support for the seat occupant.

The S Class Saloon is available in UK from 1 October. Prices and will be announced nearer the date.


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