Mercedes S-Class line-up expands even more
Mercedes-Benz recently launched the latest evolution of the Mercedes S-Class, featuring improvements to the design, interior and new engines.
The leather and wood layered cabin are signature Mercedes S-Class, with two massive 12,3”-displays curving in front of the driver to make up the instrument cluster and infotainment unit. The steering wheel receives the cruise control elements, as well as some new touch-sensitive controls which respond to gestures, like swiping and tapping, like a smartphone.
Autonomous driving is top-priority on all flagship models, and the newest version of Intelligent Drive takes the Mercedes S-Class one-step closer. DISTRONIC Active Proximity Control and Active Steer Assist make the daily commute a much easier trip by using route info to adjust speeds accordingly, such as automatically decreasing speeds before entering a corner, while Multibeam LED’s light up the night drives.
The new Mercedes-AMG S63 and S65 models were also launched. “Impressive power, torque and performance on the road, as well as the expressive design distinguish the new Mercedes-AMG S63 and the new S65.” says Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
The 5.5-litre Biturbo V8 from the previous S63 is replaced by the new AMG 4.0-litre Biturbo V8, meaning that power output is bumped up by 20kW to 450kW, accompanied by 900Nm of torque. Power is fed through an AMG Speedshift 9-speed transmission which replaces the previous 7-speed auto transmission, resulting in a 0-100km/h time of 3.5-seconds. Fuel economy is also improved thanks to new cylinder deactivation technology on the new engine.
The S65, however, keeps the 6.0-litre Biturbo V12, producing 463kW of power and 1000Nm of torque. Along with “Comfort”, “Sport”, “Sport+” and “Individual”, the S65 also comes with the “Curve” driving mode, which tilts the car into the corner like a motorcycle rider would, improving comfort and driving feel at higher speeds.