The Mercedes-Benz brand could not afford to miss a show like Frankfurt without bringing the flagship S –Class, especially since the reveal of the latest generation is still quite fresh.
The Germans praise themselves by considering the S Class “The Essence of Luxury”, and quite frankly, at least in its class, we tend to agree. Don’t take our word for it, but some of the photos might change your mind.
If you need a quick refresh, we would remind you that Mercedes-Benz issued at the time of the release a press material that had literally dozens of pages… Still, as we all can see, the design has evolved to incorporate the latest brand lines, while the technical platform is “entirely redesigned.”
As for the powertrain, some of the engines from last generation will return, and some will be upgraded, like the twin-turbo 4.7-liter V-8 in the S550, which gains 20 horsepower for a total of 449. Also, the S63 AMG has its twin-turbo 5.5-liter now making 577 hp.
Of course, if we had time to write about all the small enhancements, or the interior feature, or the safety systems, we would still be here the next day. So, we will say that in those departments, everything possible with today’s knowledge can be had – standard or optional.
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