Mercedes-Benz has revealed its latest-generation S-Class, bringing more technology and luxury to the firm’s flagship saloon.
With a strong reputation for debuting new and innovative features, the new S-Class has followed suit with a range of cutting-edge features. Later in its development cycle, for instance, it will bring three autonomous driving which will allow drivers to take their hands away from the wheel for extended periods.
One key aspect of the new S-Class is an improved plug-in hybrid powertrain that is capable of delivering an electric-only driving range of up to 62 miles, which is more than double that offered by its predecessor.
However, this new powertrain won’t initially be available from launch, with drivers only able to opt for either the S350d and S400d diesel or an S500 petrol. That latter engine does incorporate mild-hybrid technology for better efficiency, however.
An optional Digital Light upgrade uses three main LEDs that use refraction to deliver a resolution of more than 1.3 million pixels per headlights. It’s so precise, in fact, that it can project warning symbols onto the road.
Inside you’ll find the latest generation MBUX infotainment system which incorporates a head-up display with augmented reality and a 3D driver display. The central screen measures 12.3 inches, while the instrument binnacle sits away from the dashboard rather than being integrated as on other Mercedes models.
Rear passengers can take advantage of more legroom in the long wheelbase S-Class while enjoying two optional 11.6-inch touchscreen displays. In sync with the display up front, the driver can send media to those sitting in the back simply by swiping their finger.
Set to go on sale in September, deliveries of the new S-Class are expected to commence in December.
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