Revealed…New generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Automotive luxury experienced in a completely new way

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As the epitome of luxury, the new S-Class continues to break new ground in luxury, technology and automotive excellence.

Here’s 3 reasons why it offers a ‘next level’ driving experience (there are thousands more)

No other innovation in recent years has so radically changed the operation of a Mercedes-Benz as MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). The second generation now débuts in the new S-Class with a vehicle interior that is even more digital and intelligent. Featuring three large screens, the control and comfort of the vehicle have been further enhanced and the possibility for personalisation and intuitive operation have become far more extensive. For example, the new 3D driver display allows a spatial view at the touch of a button for the very first time. A real 3D effect without the glasses.

Modern luxury reaches new heights in the interior. The designers have created a feel-good ambience with lounge character marked by elegance, high quality and lightness. The dashboard with its new architecture, modern surface design and ergonomic display arrangement is a particular highlight. But the feel-good aspect goes even deeper: With high ride quality and low noise levels as well as an extensive range of ENERGIZING Comfort programmes, the S-Class looks after the well-being of its passengers. They also stay fit thanks to the effective air filtering system, which signals its newly gained capability with the new name ENERGIZING Air Control.

Safety innovations abound in this new generation. MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) is joined by innovations that increase driving enjoyment while making driving even safer: among them are rear-axle steering with a large steering angle and safety innovations such as the rear airbag. Following further development, the driving assistance systems offer another step towards autonomous driving. Thanks to improved environmental sensors, for example, the parking systems give the driver even better support when manoeuvring at low speed and the integration into MBUX means that the level of visualisation has now entered a whole new dimension.

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Check out the numbers….

  • The turning circle is reduced by up to 2 metres with rear-axle steering compared to a model without it.

  • 27 languages are supported by "Hey Mercedes" with Natural Language Understanding (NLU). 31 loudspeakers and eight exciters are included in the Burmester® high-end 4D surround sound system.

  • Comfort on the front passenger seat is assisted by up to 19 motors (8 for adjustments, 4 for massage and 5 for ventilation, one for the lumbar support and one to move the monitor on the reverse).

  • 10 different massage programmes are available in the new S-Class.

  • The plug-in hybrid variant of the S-Class will have an electric range of up to 100 kilometres.

  • The display area of the augmented reality head-up display corresponds to a monitor with a diagonal of 77 inches.

  • The boot capacity has increased by 20 litres to up to 550 litres compared to the previous model.

  • With a Cd figure from 0.22,[1] the S-Class is one of the world's most aerodynamic cars. Its drag coefficient is therefore lower than before, despite a larger frontal area 200 sq. cm.

  • Compared to the preceding model, elbow-room for the driver has increased by 38 millimetres and by up to 23 millimetres for rear passengers. Headroom in the rear has increased by up to 16 millimetres.

  • The resolution of DIGITAL LIGHT per vehicle is over 2.6 million pixels.

  • The computing power of MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) has increased by 50 percent compared to the system in the previous model.

  • In the Active Ambient Lighting system, there is an LED in an optical fibre every 1.6 centimetres. There are around 250 in all.

  • The new OLED central display measures 239.06 mm x 218.8 mm, and has an active screen diagonal of 12.8 inches. The screen area is 64 percent larger than in the preceding model. The driver display measures 291.6 mm x 109.4 mm and has a diagonal of 12.3 inches.

  • The new tool used to micro-perforate the seats operates with 16,000 needles.

  • The loyalty rate for the S-Class is especially high. Some 80 percent of S-Class customers in Western Europe go on to choose another vehicle from Mercedes-Benz. In the US, more than 70 percent do so.

  • More than one third of all saloons of the last generation of the S-Class (model series 222; début 2013) went to China. S-Class customers in China are the youngest with an average age of 40 years.

  • Around the world the S-Class Saloon is predominantly sold in the long wheelbase version: around 9 out of 10 customers opt for the long version of the S-Class Saloon. All in all, since the launch of the generation that is now in its runout phase, more than 500,000 S-Class Saloons have been sold. Now on sale…

Order yours now

The flagship new S-Class now on sale, with prices starting from £78,705 on-the-road for S 350 d AMG Line (standard wheelbase)

Five generous equipment lines are available: AMG Line, AMG Line Premium, AMG Line Premium Plus, AMG Line Premium Executive and AMG Line Premium Plus Executive

4MATIC all-wheel-drive available on S-Class in right-hand drive for the first time

Available to order now, with first UK vehicles arriving late 2020

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