Last time we gave you a sneak peek at MBUX system for the latest edition of the German Luxury sedan, following on here is part 2 of the 2021 Mercedes Benz S Class.
Mercedes have confirmed that even though the exterior design may not be cutting edge, the technology on the other hand is the most advanced the German brand has produced.
The new Mercedes S-Class doesn’t look drastically different from the previous model, but it does feature quite a few qualities shared with other recently updated Mercedes models. The new grille and rounder headlights look like they’ve been lifted from the latest E-Class, for example.
Sideways, the new S-Class has fewer lines than the old car. This makes it look smoother, but also a little like a stretched-out E-Class. And, at the back, the new brake lights look very similar to the triangular lights you get on a CLS.
The new S-Class looks completely different from any other Mercedes on the inside. The first thing you’ll notice is the gigantic new touchscreen (something adapted from Tesla’s innovation). The old car’s horizontal dash with its big round air vents has gone. Now you get a great big curved dashboard with four slim rectangular vents at the top.
You can get the S-Class interior with an array of trims, including a stunning wooden design with vertical metal bars.
All this wood looks especially good with the car’s new mood lighting turned on. And, just like before, you can get the S-Class with a panoramic glass roof to make its massive cabin feel even airier inside.
Mercedes has fitted the new S-Class with some of the most high-tech seats even made. They come with up to 19 electric motors each to control the seating position, ventilation, rear display screens and massage functions. They even have special built-in vibration pads called exciters that work like mini sub-woofers so you can actually feel the bass from the stereo through your back.
Primarily, the new Mercedes S-Class will be offered with four six-cylinder, three-litre engines – all with a nine-speed automatic gearbox.
Petrol engines will include a S450 with 367hp (0-60 in 5.1 seconds,) and a more powerful S500 with 435hp (0-60 in 4.9 seconds.) Both of these are four-wheel drive and come with a mild-hybrid system. This uses a 22hp electric motor that can take over from the engine when you’re cruising to save fuel, and give the engine a boost when you accelerate hard.
Mercedes have also included the diesel line-up, there are two to choose from. The 286hp S350d that’s available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The rear-wheel drive version does 0-60 in 6.4 seconds and the four-wheel drive model takes 6.2. There’s also an S400d with 330hp that comes as standard with four-wheel drive and does 0-60 in 5.4 seconds.
Mercedes will also launch at a later date an S580e plug-in hybrid model. This will use the same 3.0-litre six-cylinder engine as S500 cars but will add an electric motor that’ll boost power to a combined 510hp. This will be powered by a 28kW onboard battery pack that’ll have enough juice to drive for around 60 miles using just electric power.
Mercedes will also launch a S580 a 500hp 4.0-litre V8 and their flagship S63 AMG Models later down the line.
Mercedes have not officially disclosed the pricing for the all new S-Class, but at a guess the entry level cost from around £80,000, Get ready to spend more than £100,000 if you want a more powerful engine and all the latest infotainment and safety tech, however. Long-wheelbase models will cost more, too, and upcoming S63 AMG versions will be hitting the £150,000 region.
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