Four New MercedesBenz S Class Vehicles Debut at the Frankfurt…

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Four New Mercedes-Benz S Class Debut at the Frankfurt Auto

The S 500 Plug-in Hybrid, S 500 Intelligent research vehicle, the Concept Coupé and a test drive in the S 63 AMG

by Orensten in Design on 23 September

We wrote enthusiastically about our test of the new Mercedes-Benz S Class a few months ago. With the of the latest cars joining the at the 2013 IAA Frankfurt Auto we now have a more complete into the range of vehicles the brand’s flagship line, and can see the of the company’s design, technology and teams.

Regular readers may that we’re paying attention to Mercedes-Benz lately. the last few years CH has taken a deep dive into the An appreciation for the company’s engineering has always existed, but we hadn’t much desire for their Recent introductions—the CLA, CLS Break and the new S Class—demonstrate a deep not only to design and innovation, but a from just well-built to cars that look, and drive better too. visible evolution prompts our reporting—and our increasing interest.

The Future

The new S Class is at the start of its seven-year or product lifecycle and, previous generations, will to include different engines and trains, two-door and four-door long wheel base and probably an armored version, The anticipated Maybach-inspired Pullman will probably be announced year; and it has Bentley and Rolls-Royce in its target. Mercedes-Benz invited us to to see its newest cars first-hand, to most of the current AMG models—including the S 63 and visit AMG’s headquarters and in Affalterbach, Germany. Debuting in were the S 500 Plug in Hybrid and 63 AMG cars, the S 500 Intelligent Drive vehicle, and the glasstastic Concept Coupé.

Next year’s S 500 Plug-in Hybrid will hit in 2014, making it the third in the S Class sedan family and the you can connect to an external power The other two models, already are the S400 Hybrid and the S300 diesel Hybrid; their batteries are charged only the cars coast and brake. The S 500 Hybrid can travel around 18 on its 80 kw electric motor alone, is paired with a 3.0l V6 engine. All have impressive ratings (the S 400 Hybrid around 6.3l of fuel per 100 km or 37 the S300 BlueTEC delivers 4.4 l per 100 km or 53 mpg), the S500 Plug-in delivers an unprecedented 3l per 100 km, or 78 mpg, giving up on performance (0-100 around 62 mph, in 5.5 seconds). The car variable modes for using the motor, allowing you to use only or gas or both, as well as all of the design, and driver assistance packages to the range of S class vehicles.

Looking to the near future, the S 500 Drive research concept production available technology to a car that can handle complex situations. The car sports a few more monitors and sensors, but unlike the cars you’ve seen and about, it looks nearly to a standard model. To prove its the car drove the same 100 km long route that Bertha drove on in one of the first Mercedes-Benz years ago.

Design is the brand ambassador, says Wagener, Vice President of at Daimler AG (Mercedes-Benz’s parent and the Concept S Class Coupé a hopeful vision for what is to be the brand’s flagship car. The car is a Mercedes grand coupé, but it a sexier, sleeker, much refined direction. While we can do without the four clocks allow drivers to see the time in timezones. Cleaner and more lines, the dramatic glass and the more refined styling this a concept car we hope be close to its production model, some time next

The 2014 S 63 AMG represents the brand’s performance sedan (unless we see an more souped up Black edition) and the first S Class from the ground up as an AMG model. the car’s debut at the auto we had the chance to drive it around and Austria. While we enjoyed the of the S Class we drove a few months driving them was nowhere as fun as the AMG version.

For those of you that familiar with AMG, it was a collaborator and tuner for Mercedes-Benz the 1960s. Finally purchased by in 1999 and now a wholly owned AMG is both developing cars scratch (the lust-worthy for example) as well as continuing to higher performance versions of of the brand’s cars.

AMG cars the overall body, systems and of the cars with the addition of a few details, but feature a wholly engine that is hand-assembled by one of skilled technicians at the AMG plant, as as a near-complete upgrade to the cars’ and handling components. These may very similar to their version cousins to most but handle and perform like different cars.

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For the S 63, that’s a very good Nearly 100 kgs/220 lbs lighter last year’s model, it offers AMG’s specially 4Matic four wheel system for the first time. also an increase in fuel and engine power, too. A new ion battery, composite brakes, wheels, an all-aluminum outer carbon fiber and other are responsible for the car’s weight The S 63 features AMG’s 5.5l V8 engine, delivering 585 hp and 900 Nm/663 of torque, enough to propel luxury saloon to 100 kmh/62 mph in 4.4 (4.0 for the 4Matic).

Highlights of the car special interior finishes carbon fiber and Alcantara on the steering wheel as well as sport and manual drive latter locking the transmission to the shifters to power through the transmission. In sport and manual the new sports exhaust system in, making the distinctly AMG sounding sound more pronounced. The also adds additional tuning with AMG Ride offering Comfort and Sport a nice touch for sitting in or zipping down the Autobahn. One of the impressive options is the Intelligent package, which makes in traffic nearly autonomous. with the car’s lane system, the car can steer, slow and accelerate all on its own at speeds that can set to their own comfort level. The analog clock gets an as well, with a really design by IWC featuring raised markers. It’s a nice

Like the other S Class it offers a slew of driver packages with geeky the impressive Burmester sound and a range of rear-seat package Exclusive to the AMG models are their ceramic brakes, special packages, new wheel designs, instrument panel layouts and Pricing in the US—where all models be 4Matic—starts at $140,425. Extras can add up to a sticker price of around with the with Burmester 3-D and ceramic brakes is hands-down the S we’d spec. (We’d remove the large embossed AMG in the hand-rest.) Leaving no part or untouched, the new S Class—especially the AMG versions—represent a evolution for the line. They are more luxurious and refined, looking and jam-packed with and technological innovations that a noticeable and welcome shift.

While slightly overwhelming, various expressions of the S Class a singular, lasting impression: is stepping up their game and big promises for the future of driving. already looking forward to how the innovations presented in the S Class trickle down into the more affordable models.

Plug-in and Intelligent Drive courtesy of Mercedes, all others by Orensten


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