Successive generations of S-Class Saloon have raised the bar for automotive design and engineering but this latest incarnation exceeds all expectations. Combining class-leading levels of luxury and safety with exceptional performance, it is a car created entirely without compromise.
CAR Magazine say "Ultra-classy S-Class wallops rivals on interior style and sheer refinement".
Available in both standard and long wheelbase versions, this is a luxury saloon with an elegant and imposing on-road presence. Yet it also appears agile and light on its feet, thanks to its dynamic, purposeful styling.
Aluminium has been used extensively in the construction of the S-Class, making it both lighter and more rigid than its predecessor. Coupled with the aerodynamic styling, this offers significant advantages in terms of handling and efficiency.
The front section is characterised by the traditional bonnet-mounted Mercedes-Benz star, the classic-looking radiator grille, and the highly sculpted front apron and air intakes. Intelligent Light System headlamps boast an all-LED design – in fact, not a single light bulb has been used on the S-Class – and they provide a distinctive lighting signature by day and night. Other key styling elements include the striking belt and shoulder lines carved down the flanks, LED tail lights, and light alloy wheels in a range of eye-catching designs.
A choice of engines include the S 350 BlueTEC, a V6 diesel that returns up to 49.6 mpg combined and is capable of 0–62 mph in 6.8 seconds. If petrol is your preference, there's the S 500 L, a formidable petrol V8 that can generate 700 Nm of torque and reach 62 mph from a standing start in only 4.8 seconds. Alternatively, the Plug-in Hybrid combines an electric drive with an externally chargeable high-voltage lithium-ion battery and the powerful 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged engine to create a highly-efficient drive concept.
Advanced safety systems have long been a hallmark of the S-Class, and this latest version is no exception. Extensive standard equipment includes an array of driver assistance systems such as ATTENTION ASSIST, COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS, and Crosswind Assist, to help ensure accident-free driving.
For added peace of mind, options include the Driving Assistance Package (standard on the S 600 AMG Line L), comprising a range of invaluable safety technologies. Distronic Plus with Steering Assist and Stop & Go Pilot help you maintain a safe distance to the vehicle in front. BAS Plus with Cross Traffic Assist and Pre-Safe® Brake helps reduce the risk of accidents at junctions.
Then there's Active Lane-Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist which support you if you inadvertently drift out of lane or risk collision while changing lanes.
The AMG models within the S-Class Saloon range, including the Mercedes-AMG S 63 and Mercedes-AMG S 65 add that extra bit of pure excitement.
Technical Highlights include AMG performance 4MATIC+ all wheel drive, AMG 4.0-litre biturbo V8 engine, performance exhaust system and AMG sports suspension based on AIRMATIC.
All Mercedes-AMG customers are eligible to receive a complimentary Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy training experience. Held at Mercedes-Benz World, Brooklands, the course offers one-to-one tuition and product training and includes slalom handling; obstacle avoidance; oversteer and understeer; and cornering exercises.